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Two Busted For Allegedly Selling Pot Out Of Smokeshop

Two people under arrest, accused of selling pot out of the Enlightened Smoke and Specialty Shop, located at 14 South Main St., in Court House. Middle Township Police Department say they investigated after a complaint and executed a search warrant at the shop this week. The Cape May County Herald reports as a result of the execution, 40 year old Jamy Lennon and 21 year old Anthony Albano III, 21, both of Court House, were arrested, and several pounds of marijuana and over $4,000 were seized.


AC Man Indicted In Overdose Deaths

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. Last month, 24 year old Tyrell Gist was taken into custody following an extensive drug related death investigation of the overdose deaths of Scott P. Jordon, 43, and Simon Gamble, 40, both of the United Kingdom.
On March 8, 2020, detectives of the ACPO Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit responded to Bally’s Casino room 3241 upon notification of two drug related deaths. Upon arrival at the room Jordan and Gamble were located inside and were deceased. As the investigation into these two drug related deaths continued and based on surveillance video obtained from the Bally’s Casino, Gist was immediately identified as a suspect.


Former AC Substitute Teacher Draws Prison Term

A former Atlantic City substitute teacher and Department of Children and Family Services caseworker was sentenced to 20 years and one month in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to the exploitation of a young boy who was in his care. The Press of Atlantic City reports 29 year old Kayan Frazier Frazier pleaded guilty in February to one count of child exploitation involving sexual abuse and child pornography. He was first set to be sentenced June 8. That sentencing was delayed until July 7, which was then delayed until Tuesday.


North Wildwood Approves Beach Replenishment

A resolution approved in North Wildwood to fill in several beaches to combat damage from harsh storms.
The Cape May County Herald reports a 12-mile portion of the New Jersey coastline, from Townsend’s Inlet to Cape May Inlet, is set to undergo beach replenishment in order to help prevent further storm damage. It was most recently done in 2017. The project is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to reduce flood and coastal storm damage to the islands.


North Wildwood Residents Voice Concerns About Violence

Some North Wildwood residents say they’re concerned about ongoing criminal behavior. Some talked at a recent City Council meeting outlining various incidence of violence including what they called the same people” going around and playing games of “knock out,” where many juveniles become violent and assault others until they are presumed to be unconscious. According to the Cape May County Herald, witnesses said the attacks looked to be “seven on one” at times.


AC Issues Close Atlantic County Office Building

Due to ongoing air conditioning issues in the Atlantic County Office Building, 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, the building will remain closed through Tuesday, July 27. All other county facilities are operating as usual. Individuals who are scheduled to pick up an EBT card on Tuesday, should contact (609) 345-6700, ext. 2353, to make arrangements.


TANF Recipients, 16-24 Years Old, Are Encouraged to Earn While They Learn

Atlantic County residents ages 16-24, who are recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), are encouraged to apply for summer employment through the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development. Participants can earn money while gaining valuable job experience. Employment opportunities are available through October 31. Qualified applicants can earn $15 an hour for 30 hours of work a week without affecting their current benefits.


AC Man Faces Terrorist Threatening, Endangerment Charges

An Atlantic city resident and former City Council candidate has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a woman with a knife while she was holding her baby. The Press of Atlantic City reports 39 year old Aaron Carrington is charged with making terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Earlier this week, officers went to the 1100 block of Reading Avenue for a report of a man threatening to kill a woman with a knife. Officers arrived to locate the victim, who was uninjured. She said she was in the residence with Carrington when he became agitated and retrieved a knife from the kitchen. The victim said he threatened to kill her while she was holding her infant child. She was able to flee to a family member’s residence.


AC Police Look For Two People In Connection To Councilman’s Assault

Atlantic City Police are looking for two people of interest in connection with the recent assault of 4th Ward Councilman MD Hossain Morshed. According to the Press of Atlantic City one of those they’re looking for is a Black man, 35 to 40 years old and 5-foot-5 wearing a red shirt with a beard. The other is a Black or Hispanic woman wearing a denim shirt and shorts. The pair left the scene, a parking lot near Florida and Atlantic avenues, in a dark-colored, four-door sedan traveling north
Morshed was assaulted about 10:45 p.m. Thursday after he left a mosque on Atlantic Avenue and walked to his car.


Brigantine Man Indicted For Wife’s Murder

On Wednesday, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned an indictment for first degree Murder against Robert Declementi, 37, of Brigantine. Brigantine Police received a 911 call at 4:27 a.m., on Saturday Aug. 22, 2020, and responded to 17 Girard Place in Brigantine. Rachel Declementi, 30, was found deceased in the home with numerous injuries to her body. Robert Declementi was arrested and charged with first degree Murder.


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