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ATLANTIC CITY—On Saturday, May 2, 2021, detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and detectives of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section arrested additional juveniles in connection to a robbery on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on April 1, 2021, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. This investigation is continuing in order to …

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man has been indicted and is currently wanted by law enforcement on charges of the Strict Liability Drug Induced Death of Felipe Popocati Garcia Lopez, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On April 28, 2021, Ramon Rivera, 50, was indicted for the drug induced death of Lopez on September …

MAYS LANDING— An Atlantic County Grand Jury has handed up an indictment against 30 defendants who were part of a Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, large-scale drug distribution organization where $2.6 million in cash has been seized and three of the men named in the indictment are also charged in connection to the …

MAYS LANDING- Training for Atlantic County law enforcement officers was held this week in accordance with the directive from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Promoting Law Enforcement Resiliency for law enforcement officers, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The training sessions were instructed by active law enforcement officers of the Atlantic …

ATLANTIC CITY- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department are actively investigating the death of a 66 year-old man the evening of April 1, 2021, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. At 7:41 p.m., Atlantic City Police Officers responded to a business in the 1500 block of the Boardwalk in …

MAYS LANDING- Christopher Blank who was sentenced to 85 years in prison for the shooting of two Egg Harbor Township police officers during a 2006 motor vehicle stop has been denied his latest appeal by the United States 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in a written opinion issued on March 30, 2020. In 2008, an …

MAYS LANDING- Two men have been arrested and charged with felony murder, robbery and weapons offenses in the fatal January 2020, shooting of 24 year-old Arturo Barrera III, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. “I want to commend the detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, along with our local, state, and federal partners, …

MAYS LANDING- The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police has awarded certification status for Accredited Command Executive to Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Captain Kevin B. Hincks, Captain Brian J. Lee and Lieutenant Matthew E. Paley. “The only way we can truly achieve reform in our criminal justice system is through education, professionalism, and …

MAYS LANDING- ACPO Chief of Atlantic County Investigators Bruce K. DeShields has served as a veteran law enforcement officer with now over 39 years of experience since he started his law enforcement career in 1982. “As Chief DeShields celebrates his 39th anniversary, his career has spanned twice as long as many of those in law …

MAYS LANDING- Here are a few topics to review and questions to ask yourself during INTERNATIONAL FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK as the ACPO Financial Crimes Unit supplies you with information to protect you: When dealing with incoming calls, do you know who is on the other end of the phone when you answer the call?  If it …