FENTANYL RESPONSIBLE FOR MANY DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS IN ATLANTIC COUNTY

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EGG HARBOR CITY MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE NARCOTICS OFFENSES AFTER EXECUTION OF SEARCH WARRANT

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MEET ACPO’S NEWEST CHIEF ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR ERIKA HALAYKO

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ACPO SGT. THOMPSON RETIRES AFTER SERVING COUNTY & COUNTRY

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ACPO MAJOR CRIMES CHIEF ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR MCKELVEY REMEMBERS VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES

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GALLOWAY MAN SENTENCED FOR 1ST DEGREE DRUG RELATED DEATH OF 59 YEAR-OLD FATAL OVERDOSE VICTIM

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Statement From the Atlantic County Prosecutor

The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office provides professional leadership and guidance through the coordination of law enforcement resources to safeguard and protect the citizenry by detection, arrest, prosecution and conviction of criminal offenders. We recognize that you, the public, are our greatest partner in prosecuting criminal activity and solving inactive cases. Accordingly, this site is intended to provide you with vital information concerning public safety, such as helpful links to other law enforcement agencies and our partners in crime prevention, press releases regarding the status of various criminal investigations, pictures of our community engagement, and an opportunity to interact with our office in an effort to make Atlantic County safer and healthier for its citizens, and visitors, alike. A large number of the men and women who work in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office also live in Atlantic County. We are your neighbors, parishioners, athletic coaches, and volunteers. As such, we have a vested interest in making our community safe for everyone. Please join me, and the members of our office, in preventing crime before it occurs and obtaining justice for victims of crime, when it does occur. As always, “if you see something, say something.” Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,

CARY SHILL, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor

 

MAYS LANDING- In Atlantic County and nationwide drug overdose deaths connected to Fentanyl continues to rise, according to the latest data available to law enforcement, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. In 2020, Atlantic County saw 105 fentanyl related deaths out of 144 reported overdose deaths. In 2021, Atlantic County saw 142 drug overdose …

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MAYS LANDING –An Egg Harbor City man has been arrested and charged with numerous narcotics offenses, following a Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit investigation that began in December 2021, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On May 4, 2022, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit executed a search …

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MAYS LANDING—Erika Halayko has been promoted as the newest Chief Assistant Prosecutor at Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. “I am proud to announce the well-deserved promotion of Erika Halayko to Chief Assistant Prosecutor at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. I have watched, for over a decade, as Chief Assistant …

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MAYS LANDING- The staff of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says farewell and thank you to ACPO Sgt. Tracey Thompson who has retired after serving 16 years at the agency, said Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Investigators Bruce K. DeShields. “Upon his recent retirement I would like to offer my thanks and gratitude …

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MAYS LANDING- Chief Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey has served with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office since 2011 and he is no stranger to to working with and supporting the victims of violent crimes. On Wednesday afternoon, During the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crime Victims’ Rights Week Commemoration, Chief Assistant Prosecutor McKelvey and the ACPO staff, …

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MAYS LANDING- A Galloway Township man was sentenced Tuesday on first degree Strict Liability for a Drug Related Death and narcotics charges in connection to the 2018 fatal overdose of 59 year-old Anthony Tamburelli, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Whitted was sentenced before Judge Bernard DeLury in accordance with the terms of the …

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MAYS LANDING—The murder trial of Brian Wakefield for the 2001 killings of Shirley and Richard Hazard of Pleasantville was the final trial in New Jersey where a defendant was sentenced to death. In 2003, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill successfully prosecuted this trial and also forged a longtime friendship with the family members of …

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MAYS LANDING— Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a very important time of year for the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Robinson. From 2018-2022, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit has investigated 156 motor vehicle crashes that resulted in a total of 166 fatalities. According to …

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MAYS LANDING- Did you know that 3 Captains currently serving at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office are graduates of the FBI National Academy? ACPO Capt. Kevin Hincks is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 268. In December 2003, Captain Hincks was hired by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.   Captain Hincks received his bachelor’s …

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MAYS LANDING-April is observed as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and April 7, 2022, is designated as SAAM Day of Action. SAAM Day of Action provides a day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention. Through education, SAAM Day of Action aims to stop sexual assault, harassment and abuse before they happen. To bring awareness …

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