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MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has handed up an indictment against a 40 year-old Philadelphia man for murder and weapons charges in the May 1, 2020, fatal shooting of a Pleasantville man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. The indictment was delivered on Aug. 10, 2021, and includes the following charges: 1st …

BRIGANTINE— Each year, NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is an opportunity to engage in community policing and law enforcement officers participate in this event in municipalities across our region. For Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. David Gazzara, National Night Out is an opportunity to help the public understand bomb squad equipment and also be educated on safety …

MAYS LANDING- On Aug. 4, 2021, an Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up an indictment against an Absecon man in connection to a home invasion robbery that occurred on September 15, 2020, in the Minotola section of Buena Borough, Acting Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Michael Hayes, 44, of Absecon, was indicted on the following charges: • Attempted Murder (1st degree) • Conspiracy to …

MAYS LANDING- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department are investigating a crash where a vehicle left the scene after a female pedestrian was struck and killed, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.  On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 12:02 A.M., Star Wardell, 61, of Egg …

ATLANTIC CITY- The ACPO Major Crimes Unit is actively investigating  a shooting in Atlantic City early Sunday morning that left one man dead, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Just after 3:00 a.m., on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, investigators of the ACPO Major Crimes Unit responded to Atlantic City in the area of California …

MAYS LANDING- On Thursday, an Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up a 67-count indictment against two Atlantic City men for Gang Criminality, weapons offenses, attempted murder and narcotics charges, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. This cooperative, long-term investigation was in relation to multiple interconnected shootings and gun crimes that occurred in Atlantic City …

MAYS LANDING- The ACPO Intern Program is a ten week summer program that allows both college and law students the opportunity to experience what it is like to be an Assistant Atlantic County Prosecutor. Interns get to enhance their skills through legal writing, observing court, appearing on the record in certain circumstances and participating in …

ATLANTIC COUNTY — An Atlantic County Grand Jury handed down an indictment on July 27, 2021, against an Atlantic City man for 2 counts of Strict Liability Homicide and multiple narcotics offenses in connection to the drug related deaths of two men from the United Kingdom in March 2020, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill …

MAYS LANDING- On July 27, 2021, Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck, First Assistant Attorney General, Principal Law Enforcement Advisor Jennifer Davenport and Director of Criminal Justice (DCJ) Lyndsay V. Ruotolo visited the ACPO Office and met with staff. Welcome to the ACPO, General Bruck!  On June 30, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy announced that Andrew Bruck …

MAYS LANDING- A 37 year-old man has been indicted with first degree Murder in the death of his wife in Aug. 2020, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an indictment for first degree Murder against Robert Declementi, 37, of Brigantine. Brigantine Police received …