Atlantic City man arrested with stolen gun and drugs, police say

An Atlantic City man was arrested with a stolen gun and drugs during a surveillance operation Thursday, police said. Omar Morgan, 25, was seen making a drug deal as police watched the area of Tennessee and Atlantic avenues as the result of residence and business owners complaining about illegal drug activity, Sgt. Paul Aristizabal said.
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Police investigating ‘potential incident’ at Vineland school

Police are investigating a potential incident at one of Vineland’s public schools, police said. “We are investigating a potential incident at one of the Vineland Public Schools,” the department said in a release. “We take every report seriously and investigate every incident fully with the support of the Vineland Public Schools.”
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Two wounded by gunfire in Atlantic City

Two men were shot in Atlantic City on Wednesday. Police responded to the 400 block of Indiana Avenue for several reports of shots fired at about 2:30 p.m. Evidence of gunfire was found in the areas of Hummock and Hobart avenues and in the 500 block of Trinity Avenue, Sgt. Paul Aristizabal said.

Inmate killed inside Cumberland County prison

The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the killing of a Bayside State prisoner. Martin Sanchez, 41, was found unresponsive and injured inside his cell at about 7:11 p.m. Nov. 21, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said Wednesday. He appeared to have suffered from blunt-force trauma, according to the...

Vineland man pleads guilty to teen’s drug-induced death

A Vineland man faces 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to selling the drugs that killed an 18-year-old man two years ago. Freddie Smith, 44, sold the teen the drugs at some point overnight into March 12, 2020, in the parking lot of a Wawa in Vineland, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

EHT police warn of ‘distraction thefts’ at ShopRite

Egg Harbor Township police are warning of an increase in distraction thefts around the English Creek ShopRite. A suspect will approach the victim either inside the store or the parking lot, and try to speak to them in another language, police explained. While the victim is distracted, a second suspect...

Somers Point driver crashes into EHT 7-Eleven

A Somers Point man crashed into the 7-Eleven on Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township on Sunday morngin. George Watson was trying to park when he accidentally hit the gas pedal, causing his SUV to crash into the store, police said. Two employees were inside at the time of the...

Five arrested in alleged Atlantic City drug deals

Five people were arrested on drug charges Wednesday in Atlantic City, including two with outstanding drug cases. A surveillance operation in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue resulted in the seizure of about 140 grams of heroin, three grams of crack cocaine and more than $2,500 in cash, police said.