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Police Investigate Woman Shot In AC

Early Monday morning, patrol officers responded to the 400 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in reference to a woman that was shot. Officers located the shooting victim, 26, of Atlantic City. She was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment of injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5766.


911 Call Leads To Drug, Weapons Arrest

Sunday , a 9-1-1 call for a man armed with a handgun led to an arrest and the recovery of the handgun and drugs.
At 7:08 AM, Officers responded to the first block of south Florida Avenue in reference to a man in possession of a handgun. Surveillance Center personnel were able to direct the officers to 22 year old Dupree Frederick Jr of Galloway who was in the area and matched the description of the caller. A loaded handgun was recovered from Frederick’s pocket. He was arrested without incident and also found to be in possession of 250 bags of heroin and five grams of cocaine.


Traffic Advisories For Next Week

Traffic advisories for next week Zion Road: On Monday, October 25, a full detour will be in place on Zion Road, between Bargaintown Road and Old Zion Road, 9 AM – 5 PM, weather permitting. On Tuesday, October 26 through Friday, October 29, a one lane, alternating traffic pattern will be in effect, 7 AM – 3 PM, weather permitting. Steelmanville Road: On Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29, a one lane, alternating traffic pattern will be in effect on Steelmanville Road, between Ocean Heights Avenue and Blackman Road, 7 AM – 3 PM, weather permitting. Also, Ocean Heights Avenue:
On Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29, a one lane, alternating traffic pattern will be in effect on Ocean Heights Avenue, between Steelmanville Road and Blackman Road, 7 AM – 3 PM, Monday through Thursday and 7 AM – 2 PM on Friday, weather permitting.


More Parking Meters Headed To AC

Four dozen additional parking meters will be installed around Atlantic City. City Council passed an ordinance on second reading to move the plan forward with Councilmen M.D. Hossain Morshed and Muhammed Zia voting no and Councilwoman Latoya Dunston abstaining. The Press of Atlantic City reports the new meters are on the beach blocks of Mississippi and States avenues and Columbia and Park places; Atlantic to Pacific avenues on Georgia Avenue; and sections of Maine, Madison, Melrose and Grammercy avenues.


Two Teens Arrested In AC In Shooting Of 17 Year Old Girl

The Atlantic City Police Department announces the arrest of two juvenile males in the shooting of teenage girl.
On October 18, 2021 at 3:57 pm, patrol officers responded to the 700 block of Ohio Avenue in reference to a ShotSpotter alert. Arriving officers located a shooting victim, 17, of Atlantic City. The victim was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with a non-life threatening injury.
An investigation by initial officers Joseph Kelly and Justin Peyton in coordination with detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit identified two suspects involved. Two males, 16 and 14-years old, were criminally charged.
On October 19 at 2:15 am, Detectives Fariyd Holmes and Malik Tolbert located both suspects at Tennessee and Atlantic Avenues who were arrested without incident.


ShopRite to Break Ground Next Month

Plans are set to break ground Nov. 18 on a new ShopRite on Baltic Avenue, according to Mayor Marty Small Sr. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s Board of Directors on Tuesday unanimously approved more than $18.5 million in funding for the project. Under the agreement, Village Supermarket Inc. would lease the property for $1 a year to operate a ShopRite on land owned by the CRDA. Plans call for a supermarket with more than 44,000 square feet of shopping space at 1801 Baltic Ave., on a property close to both the Atlantic City Convention Center.


AC Police Make Arrests In Two Separate Firearms Incidents

The Atlantic City Police Department arrested two men in separate incidents, each with a loaded firearm.
On October 14, detectives of the Special Investigations Section were conducting an investigation into a man who was in possession of a shotgun. The detectives observed Stacey Davenport riding his bicycle in the 800 block of Maryland Avenue carrying a tactical style bag. The detectives stopped Davenport and he was arrested after a loaded shotgun was found inside the bag. Davenport was also found in possession of a small amount of heroin and cocaine.
On October 16 at 6:01 am, patrol units responded to an apartment building on the first block of north Boston Avenue for a report of a man trespassing. Arriving officers learned that the man, Jonathan Anderson, was sitting in a hallway charging his phone and was in possession of a handgun.
The officers began to check each floor of the building before finding Anderson on the third floor. The officers began to provide Anderson instructions. Anderson failed to comply with the directions and made several attempts to reach toward the pocket in his sweatshirt. Ultimately, after more direction, Anderson complied and was arrested after officers recovered a loaded handgun in the sweatshirt pocke


Man Arrested After Shooting Incident In AC

On October 16, 2021, Atlantic City patrol officers responded to the sound of gunshots and arrested a man fleeing the area who had just shot a man.
At 1:47 PM, Officers Jeffrey Hannon and Daniel Arra were on patrol when they heard gunfire. They immediately headed towards the direction of the gunfire and encountered Joshua Ford who was fleeing the area with a handgun. The officers began to chase Ford who failed to stop. During the chase, Ford discarded the handgun which was later recovered. The officers apprehended Ford and he was taken into custody without further incident.
A vehicle arrived at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with a gunshot victim. The victim, 27, of Pleasantville, sustained non-life threatening injuries.
An investigation by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit revealed that Ford fired multiple gunshots at the vehicle in the 1600 block of Caspian Avenue. The vehicle had multiple occupants that included the shooting victim and two infants.
ARRESTED: Joshua Ford, 21, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, child endangerment, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice.
Ford was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Pair Arrested for AC Murder

Two men were arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old man in Atlantic City earlier this year, officials said. Denzel Garrison, 28, of Newark, was arrested in Newark by local authorities and charged with murder, conspiracy and weapons-related offenses, and Laquine Demby, 30, of Pleasantville, was arrested in Pleasantville and charged with murder and conspiracy. Jahmil Greenidge, 28, of Atlantic City was found on May 19 suffering from a single gunshot wound around 8 a.m. on the 300 block of North Tennessee Avenue in the city, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Park To Be Named For Former Mayor

Saw Mill Park in Richland Village is set to be renamed after former Mayor Chuck Chiarello. According to the Press of Atlantic City there will be a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at the park at 1316 Harding Highway. Chiarello served as mayor for 22 years until his death in 2019 at 64 and was also a Democratic party chairman for Atlantic County from 1998 to 2004.


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