CRIME & SAFETY
Complaint vs. Sheriff Filed with Atlantic County, NJ Prosecutor
I have confirmed the existence of a formal complaint with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office against Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler. A number of serious allegations have been alleged in the complaint. A career law enforcement veteran, Clifton Sudler wrote the following complaint to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office...
Fire guts home of Atlantic City mom and four sons
“I can’t believe that this was my son’s room,” Andrea Stephens said as she shot video inside her fire-devastated home. Stephens had just finished preparing for the school week Sunday, when she decided to take a nap at about 10:30 a.m. She awoke to something tugging at her. But instead of seeing someone there teasing… The post Fire guts home of Atlantic City mom and four sons appeared first on BreakingAC.
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, Man Charged in 2 Hit-and-run Crashes
An Egg Harbor Township man has been charged after not one, but two hit-and-run crashes Thursday morning. The Egg Harbor Township Police Department says the chain of events happened around 8:30 along Somers Point-Mays Landing Road. They say 44-year-old Jason Marx of EHT was headed southbound on Somers Point-Mays Landing...
Police: FBI Helps Arrest Teen Drug Dealer in Atlantic City, NJ
An Atlantic City man is facing 28 charges after being arrested following a three-month-long drug investigation. On Wednesday, the Atlantic City Police Department says their detectives in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant in the 900 block of Lexington Avenue. The...
Absecon man released in stalking found dead in A.C.
An Absecon man released from jail after pleading guilty to stalking and cyber harassment was found dead in an Atlantic City casino hotel over the weekend. John LeVance, 49, pleaded guilty last Wednesday to stalking as a repeat offender, cyber harassment, contempt of court and invasion of privacy. Within days of his release, he was… The post Absecon man released in stalking found dead in A.C. appeared first on BreakingAC.
Electric bike rider from Little Egg Harbor dies in collision on Route 37 in Toms River
TOMS RIVER −A 33-year-old Little Egg Harbor man died from the injuries he suffered when the electric bike he was driving veered into traffic on Route 37 in Toms River, police said. The fatal collision occurred at 8 a.m. at the highway’s intersection with River Drive. The Little...
N.J. authorities monitoring days of looting in Philadelphia
Camden sits just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, but the two nights of looting in that city in which dozens of businesses were vandalized and at least 70 were taken into custody have not crossed state borders. While law enforcement in cities of Camden, Trenton and Atlantic City are...
Wildwood man arrested in attempted murder was released from prison in June
A Wildwood man arrested in a bloody attack on a woman was released from state prison in June. Terrance Dore, 43, was arrested in Atlantic City on Sunday, two weeks after he allegedly stabbed a woman inside Wildwood apartment. The two had a relationship at one point, according to the affidavit of probable cause obtained… The post Wildwood man arrested in attempted murder was released from prison in June appeared first on BreakingAC.
A.C. mother and sisters allegedly assaulted teen for refusing abortion
A pregnant Atlantic City teen was allegedly assaulted by her mother and two sisters for refusing to get an abortion. Josefina Martinez-Vasquez, 49, and her two older daughters are charged with simple assault, criminal restraint and child endangerment in alleged attacks that continued for three days, according to the complaint. The victim’s 12-year-old sister called… The post A.C. mother and sisters allegedly assaulted teen for refusing abortion appeared first on BreakingAC.
Atlantic City firefighters battle blaze, save neighboring home
A fire displaced two Atlantic City families Friday, but firefighters were able to save a neighboring home from the wind-fueled blaze. Firefighters were called to the duplex in the 500 block of North Elberon Avenue at 3:46 p.m., Fire Chief Scott Evans said. The fire was in the attic and had extended to the second-floor… The post Atlantic City firefighters battle blaze, save neighboring home appeared first on BreakingAC.
Watch: N.J. man turns photos of cars stuck in beach sand into calendar
A New Jersey business owner who regularly takes photos of vehicles stuck in the sand at a Jersey Shore beach is paying tribute to the unlucky drivers with a calendar.
South Jersey defendant expected to admit guilt to Capitol riot charge
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A South Jersey man is expected to admit guilt to his role in the U.S. Capitol riot. James D. Rahm III, 29, of Atlantic City is to appear at a plea agreement hearing on Oct. 10, according to a scheduling order from a federal judge in Washington, D.C.
Firefighters Battle Blaze In West Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Twp.
The collegiality of firefighters is extraordinary. Many aspects of life and business should take notice. They seamlessly and expertly provide mutual aid to one another on a daily basis. It’s everything that all of us should follow in this rough and tumble game of life. These words amounted to...
2 Arrested in Atlantic City, NJ; Gun, Ecstasy, Heroin, Cocaine Seized
Two people are each facing a long list of charges after a drug bust in Atlantic City Wednesday. The Atlantic City Police Department says two of their detectives were conducting surveillance in the area of the first block of South Mansion Avenue when they observed 40-year-old Malik Jones of Atlantic City and 25-year-old Camron Izzard of Philadelphia "appearing to be engaged in the [distribution] of narcotics."
Jeep gets stuck in water off Brigantine
Two people were able to get out after a Jeep got stuck in the water off Brigantine on Saturday afternoon. Police were called to the area near the jetty at about 12:40 p.m., Detective Sgt. Jack Glasser told BreakingAC. Officer Fernando Garcia and Special Law Enforcement Officers Ryan Mihlebach and Zachary Kramer arrived, according to… The post Jeep gets stuck in water off Brigantine appeared first on BreakingAC.
Galloway man allegedly had stolen gun in Atlantic City
A Galloway Township man is jailed after an Atlantic City car stop led to a gun reported stolen from Florida. Daquann Smith, 23, was stopped after Detectives Nicholas Berardis and Christopher Smith saw him on a bicycle speaking with two women in a parked vehicle Friday., Fair said. They stopped the vehicle after it pulled… The post Galloway man allegedly had stolen gun in Atlantic City appeared first on BreakingAC.
Navigating the toxic terrain: Addressing bullying and power abuse in corrections
A toxic work environment, marked by power abuse and workplace bullying, is a serious issue in corrections. This kind of culture doesn't merely breed hostility and stress, but also significantly hampers recruitment and retention. With national statistics revealing that one in four workers have experienced bullying at work, it's evident that this problem extends beyond individual well-being and contributes to the heightened risks faced by frontline corrections employees.
Repeat Atlantic City drug offender arrested while out on pending drug charges
A repeat Atlantic City drug offender was arrested Thursday while free on pending drug charges. Knocumus Dixon, 33, was the target of an ongoing drug investigation led by Detective Eric Evans. A warranted search of his residence in the first block of South Iowa Avenue led to more than seven ounces of cocaine and paraphernalia… The post Repeat Atlantic City drug offender arrested while out on pending drug charges appeared first on BreakingAC.
Weekly Safety Report: Former Basketball Star Hires Hitman, Distraught Man Rescued, Pranksters on Boardwalk, Cyberattack on Casino, Teen Stabbing, and Home Invasion in Atlantic City
This week in Atlantic City, New Jersey, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a former basketball star admitting to hiring a hitman, police rescuing a distraught man from a parking garage ledge, pranksters scaring people on the boardwalk, a cyberattack on a casino, a teen receiving probation for stabbing, and Delaware teens stealing a Porsche after a home invasion.
Mays Landing, NJ, Man Ejected From Car, Seriously Hurt in Route 40 Crash
A man from Mays Landing was seriously injured when he was ejected from a vehicle in a crash early Thursday morning. The Hamilton Township Police Department says the accident happened around 12:30 on Route 40 near Joe Nickels Blvd. An investigation revealed 20-year-old Xavier Garcia-Quedraogo of Mays Landing was traveling...