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MAYS LANDING— After a cooperative investigation by four Atlantic County law enforcement agencies, a Galloway Township woman is facing animal cruelty, theft and other charges, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Jodi Wozniak, 45, is charged with animal cruelty and additional charges in Absecon, Galloway Township and Linwood, following a cooperative investigation by the …

MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor City man faces new charges by Galloway Township Police for the sexual assault of a 5 year-old girl in 2003, after he was charged last week by the Brigantine Police Department and the New Jersey State Police with the sexual assault of a 10 year-old Brigantine girl in connection to …

MAYS LANDING. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Galloway Township Police Department continue to investigate the 1985 unresolved fatal shooting of Etrul Barnett, 79, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. “Thirty-six years have passed since the fatal shooting of Etrul Barnett and the discovery of his body in his home. …

MAYS LANDING— The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will move to detain an Egg Harbor City man who was arrested and charged last week with the sexual assault of a 10 year-old girl inside her Brigantine home 25 years ago, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Last week, the New Jersey State Police and Brigantine …

MAYS LANDING- Three separate narcotics investigations led by the Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA Task Force and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Unit, with assistance from multiple state, county and local law enforcement agencies has resulted in the indictments of 7 defendants by three Atlantic County Grand Juries, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary …

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has indicted two men on murder and weapons charges in the 2013 fatal shooting of 21 year-old William Clegg, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Abdul Bailey, 29, and 27 year-old Austin Clark of Bridgeton have been indicted on the following charges: 1.            Murder 2.            Conspiracy to …

MAYS LANDING- After a six-day trial before Judge W. Todd Miller an Atlantic County jury convicted a Philadelphia man for the January 2019, fatal shooting of a 21 year-old man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On Aug., 27, 2021, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Avery Bracey, 39, on the following counts: …

PLEASANTVILLE- An 18 year-old Pleasantville man is charged in the fatal shooting of a 26 year-old man and wounding two other 18 year-old men in Pleasantville on April 8, 2021, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Karim Rice, 18, of Pleasantville is charged with the following offenses: ·         Murder ·         2 counts of Attempted …

BRIGANTINE- The Brigantine Police Department recently gave back with a Random Act of Copness to keep youth in the community safe while riding their bicycles. During the National Night Out event, officers of the Brigantine Police Department distributed free bicycle helmets to the children in attendance. The department recognized Officer Brooke Camp who organized the …

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against an Egg Harbor Township man in connection to the drug-induced death of a 33 year-old man in February, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. On Aug. 10, 2021, Noel Castillo, 32, was indicted on the following charges: Strict Liability for a Drug …