Atlantic City Police Department

  • Agency: Atlantic City Police Department
  • Address: 2711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City , 08401 NJ
  • Chief: John Mooney (Chief of Police)
Phone: 609-347-5779
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Atlantic City Police Department is located at 2711 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City , 08401 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is John Mooney. The Atlantic City Police Department phone number is 609-347-5779.

Atlantic City Police Department News

**NEWS ALERT** Male Arrested During MV Stop with Multiple Drugs For Immediate Release: December 10, 2017 On December 8, 2017, a male was arrested during a motor vehicle stop after narcotics were discovered and he resisted arrest. At 10:05 am, Officers Christopher Dodson and Alberto Valles conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 1300 block of Atlantic Avenue. The driver, Kendall Johnson, was asked to provide his driver’s license and information for the vehicle. As Johnson opened the center console, Officer Valles could see a scale and plastic bags that are commonly used to package narcotics. The officers could also smell the distinct odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Johnson was also unable to provide the officers with the requested vehicle documents and he did not have a valid driver’s license. He was asked to exit the vehicle. Johnson exited the vehicle, pulled away from Officer Dodson and attempted to run into oncoming traffic. The officers quickly apprehended Johnson and took him into custody without further incident. Johnson was found to be in possession of 69 bags of heroin, eight grams of marijuana, and four grams of cocaine. ARRESTED: Kendall Johnson, a 26 year old male from Buford, GA. CHARGES: Three counts possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, possession of CDS paraphernalia, and three motor vehicle summons. Johnson was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

This morning, after completing their tour of duty, officers assigned to Charlie Platoon in our Patrol Division, along with their families, gathered to assemble “Blessing Bags”. The officers wanted to find a way to give back to the community and Sgt. BJ Dessicino came up with the idea for the bags to be given to members of our homeless population. The bags consist of various items such as hats, scarves, gloves, socks, toiletries and food. Officers partnered with Linda's Hats For Hope Initiative: South Jersey who knitted a majority of the hats and scarves. The bags will be given to patrol officers and distributed when they come into contact with someone who they believe needs some assistance. We distributed our first bags shortly after assembly. Sgt. Dessicino said it best in an email to the department announcing Charlie Platoon’s plans, “we are all excited to do our part in making a difference in someone’s life, who is less fortunate than us. This last year has been hard on all of us, but remember in the grand scheme of things, we are fortunate. This small act of kindness will help someone in their time of need.”

A Code Blue has been declared beginning at 9 pm tonight through Monday at 8 am. The A.C. Rescue Mission will be open and the ACPD will provide rides to those that need one. Check on the elderly and your pets.

**NEWS ALERT** Wanted Male Arrested After Running from Officers For Immediate Release: December 7, 2017 On December 6, 2017, a male wanted for aggravated assault and weapons offenses was arrested after fleeing from officers. At 10:14 am, Officers Jeffrey Hannon and Valmir Loga saw a wanted male, Tony Griffin, walking at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Adriatic Avenue. The officers ordered Griffin to stop and he immediately began to run away. The officers gave chase and Griffin was arrested in the 200 block of New York Avenue by the officers with assistance from Officers Chris Dodson and Alberto Valles. Griffin was wanted after a domestic violence incident that occurred on December 3. Griffin assaulted his girlfriend, retrieved a shotgun from a bedroom, and threatened to shoot the victim. Griffin fled the residence before the arrival of police. ARRESTED: Tony Griffin, a 44 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Aggravated assault, terroristic threats, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess a weapon, simple assault, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. Griffin was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

**NEWS ALERT** One Male Wounded in Shooting For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017 On December 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm, patrol officers responded to the 700 block of Wabash Avenue for reports of gunfire and a male shot. Officers arrived to find the victim, a 20 year old male from Atlantic City, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is being led by Violent Crimes Unit. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5788. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

UPDATE 1119. The BHP is back open. TRAFFIC ADVISORY- Black Horse Pike westbound is closed at exit 2 due to flooding in West AC. Motorists must seek alternate route or enter the AC Expressway.

**NEWS ALERT** Three Juvenile Males Arrested in Stolen Car For Immediate Release: December 1, 2017 On November 30, 2017, three juvenile males were arrested after stealing a vehicle and running from officers. At 5:10 pm, patrol officers responded to the New York Avenue School for a teacher reporting her vehicle being stolen. The key to the vehicle had been removed from the teacher’s key chain. Officers contacted the Mercedes Benz Corporation to obtain a GPS location of the vehicle. The location provided for the vehicle was in the 1100 block of Commodore Avenue. Officer Armani Rex found the vehicle on Commodore Avenue as three males were exiting. Upon seeing Officer Rex’s patrol vehicle the three males immediately fled the area. Officer Rex chased and arrested a 16 year old male. Detective Garry Stowe chased and arrested a 17 year old male. Upon searching the male incidental to his arrest, Detective Stowe located several bags of marijuana in the male's pant pocket. As Officer Rex was returning to his patrol car, he located and arrested the driver, a 13 year old male. This male was in possession of the vehicle key and was a student of the teacher. ARRESTED: A 13 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Receiving stolen property. ARRESTED: A 16 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Joyriding. ARRESTED: A 17 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Joyriding and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with the intent to distribute CDS, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1000 feet of a school zone. All three males were released to a parent/guardian. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

It's time to grab those razors again. November has ended and our officers along with their family and friends were able to raise more than $3,300 for Gilda's Club South Jersey. We thank everyone who donated. If you still want to contribute to a great organization and cause, check out their website. http://www.gildasclubsouthjersey.org/fr/View/Online/fundraiser/CopsWithBeards2017/team/ACPD

This investigation was led by Atlantic City Police Detective Ann McGlynn with assistance from Detectives Neil Kane and Michael Shultz.

**NEWS ALERT** One Male Arrested for Burglarizing Occupied Residence For Immediate Release: November 28, 2017 On November 27, 2017, a male was arrested after burglarizing a residence occupied by a woman and her children. At 6:20 am, patrol officers responded to a residence in the 900 block of Baltic Avenue for a report of a male attempting to gain access. Officers arrived to find the residence locked, no one outside, and no answer at the door. The department’s Emergency Communications Center received a 911 stating that the suspect, Muhsin Faulkner, had entered the residence before the arrival of the police and was on the second floor. The resident and two small children were locked in a second floor bathroom. Officer Sean Pettit forcibly opened the front door and alerted the occupants to the presence of the police. Faulkner emerged from the second floor and was taken into custody without incident by Officers Pettit and Tyler Daily. ARRESTED: Muhsin Faulkner, a 28 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Burglary and criminal trespass. Faulkner was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

Nice NEW car.

On Thanksgiving Day, the ACPD police Explorers served a freshly cooked Thanksgiving meal to the senior residents at the Atlantic City Townhomes at 1330 Mediterranean Avenue. The meal was prepared by the Explorers and officers of our Community Relations Unit under the guidance of retired ACFD FF Fred Granese. Turkeys were donated by Atlantic City PBA Local #24.

We agree. Everyone have a safe extended weekend. Use a designated driver, call a cab, or grab a jitney. Our officers will be looking for impaired drivers. We'd rather notify someone to pick you up from the police department than the morgue.

**NEWS ALERT** Narcotic Investigation Leads to Arrest and Recovery of Handgun and Heroin For Immediate Release: November 22, 2017 On November 21, 2017, a month-long investigation resulted in the arrest of a male and the recovery of a handgun and heroin. At 5:56 pm, detectives of the Special Investigations Section executed a residential search warrant in the 1800 block of Arctic Avenue. The investigation was led by Detective Brian Hambrecht. The target of the investigation, Rashawn Sanderlin, was arrested after detectives recovered a loaded handgun and 510 individual bags of heroin inside the residence. ARRESTED: Rashawn Sanderlin, an 18 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense. Sanderlin was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

Today, law enforcement officers from the NJ State PBA, Atlantic City PBA Local #24, and PBA representatives from the Atlantic/Cape Conference gave out 500 turkeys to selected Atlantic City families. We hope these families have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

**NEWS ALERT** Two Males Arrested Including One with Handgun and Marijuana For Immediate Release: November 18, 2017 On November 17, 2017, two males were arrested following a motor vehicle stop including one with a handgun and marijuana. At 11:15 am, Officers Alberto Valles and Christopher Dodson stopped a motor vehicle at Virginia Avenue and Route 30. While speaking with the driver, the officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A passenger, Sharif Williams, exited the vehicle and was found in possession of 40 grams of marijuana packaged for sale. While attempting to place Williams into custody, he began to attempt to flee and resist arrest. The officers were able to quickly subdue him and place him into custody. While searching Williams, incidental to the arrest, Officer Valles located a loaded handgun in his pants. There was no injuries to either Williams or the officers. A second passenger, Samar Smiley, was arrested after he was found to have an active arrest warrant. ARRESTED: Sharif Williams, a 22 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with the intent to distribute CDS, possession with the intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, possession with the intent to distribute CDS within 1000 feet of a school zone, possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. Williams was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. ARRESTED: Samar Smiley, a 35 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Contempt of court. Smiley was released pending a future court date. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

UPDATE at 8:34. The lanes are cleared and the road is open. TRAFFIC ADVISORY- Use caution in the area of Missouri and Fairmount Avenues for lane closures following a motor vehicle accident.

What a fantastic job by the law enforcement officers from multiple agencies who investigated and located these four dangerous individuals. A job well done to each and everyone of you.

**NEWS ALERT** Male Arrested with Handgun For Immediate Release: November 16, 2017 On November 15, 2017, an Absecon male was arrested after fleeing from detectives while holding a handgun. At 7:13 am, Detectives Nicholas Berardis, Brian Hambrecht, and Anthony Abrams of the Special Investigations Section attempted to stop Torrence Thompson in the 700 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Thompson fled from the officers and removed a handgun from his jacket pocket. Thompson ignored the officers commands to stop running and continued to run while holding the gun. In the 700 block of Green Street, Thompson threw the gun underneath a vehicle. He continued running and was arrested without incident after attempting to hide in the yard of a residence. The handgun, loaded with hollow-point ammunition, was recovered from under the vehicle. ARRESTED: Torrence Thompson, a 30 year old male from Absecon, NJ. CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. Thompson was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.