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** Boardwalk Surveillance Cameras Catch Two Men Burglarizing Store For Immediate Release: June 21, 2018 On June 21, 2018, two men were arrested after being caught on the boardwalk surveillance cameras burglarizing a store. At 3:14 am, surveillance center personnel observed Lamar McCoy and David Moore forcibly remove a wood panel from Celebrity Corner, located at 3101 Boardwalk, and enter the closed establishment. Officers Hector Reyes and Joseph Donatucci responded to the store and located McCoy still inside the store assembling numerous liquor bottles that he was attempting to steal. The bottles were valued at more than $1,300. McCoy was taken into custody. Moore fled the store before being located by the officers. Officer Michael Peters, who was responding to the call, saw Moore running down Chelsea Avenue. Officer Peters arrested Moore without incident. ARRESTED: Lamar McCoy, a 32 year old male from Cape May, NJ. CHARGES: Burglary, theft, and active warrants. ARRESTED: David Moore, a 48 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Burglary, theft, and active warrants. Both males were 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.

Watch as Deputy Chief Jim Sarkos gives an overview of some of the technology that the ACPD is using today.

On Saturday, local youth had the chance to do some fishing at the 18th annual Officer Dennis P. McGurk Jr. Memorial "Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs" fishing derby. About 50 boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 17 years old participated in the event and had a great time. We thank those that volunteered their time to take part in this great event.

**NEWS ALERT** Information Leads to Arrest of Juvenile Male with a Handgun and Cocaine For Immediate Release: June 19, 2018 On June 18, 2018, information from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of a teenage male in possession of a handgun. Detective Ermindo Marsini of the Special Investigations Section received information that there was a male in the 2700 block of Pacific Avenue in possession of a handgun. The information was relayed to patrol officers who responded to the area. Before arrival of the officers, the male left the area on a bicycle. Officers Melvin Murray III and Autumn Mason located the juvenile male in the 3000 block of Atlantic Avenue. He was arrested after the officers located a loaded handgun in his waistband. He was also found in possession of four grams of cocaine. ARRESTED: A 17 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. The juvenile was remanded to the Harborfields Detention 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** Two Men Arrested and a Handgun Recovered For Immediate Release: June 16, 2018 On June 15, 2018, a motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of a man trying to conceal a loaded handgun under his seat. At 11:43 am, Detective Anthony Abrams stopped a motor vehicle in the 1400 block of Magellan Avenue after observing the driver, Carlos Mendez, make two motor vehicle infractions. As Detective Abrams approached the vehicle, he observed the front passenger, Djza Chase, continue to lean forward until Abrams got up to the vehicle. As Detective Abrams began to speak with Mendez, he could smell raw, unburnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. He obtained Mendez’s information and backed away from the vehicle awaiting other officers. As he did, Chase continued to lean forward again. Once back-up officers arrived, the three occupants of the vehicle were removed. Detective Abrams recovered the bag at Chase’s feet which contained his personal items and a loaded handgun with hollow-point ammunition. Chase was placed in custody. The rear passenger, Khamil Newsome, was arrested for an active warrant and was in possession of marijuana. The driver, Mendez, was issued motor vehicle summons and released. ARRESTED: Djza Chase, a 22 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point ammunition, and certain person not to possess a weapon. ARRESTED: Khamil Newsome, a 26 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance and active warrant. Both males were 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** Community Safety and Citizen Complaints Lead to 12 Arrests For Immediate Release: June 14, 2018 During the last week, detectives of the Special Investigations Section have been conducting surveillance operations targeting drug dealers in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue. Complaints have been received from merchants and local residents concerned for the safety of the community. During the investigation, eleven men, including one man twice, and one woman were arrested. Detectives recovered cocaine, marijuana, and heroin from the arrested. The investigation was led by Detective Jefferson Rivera. ARRESTED: a 17 year old male from Egg Harbor City, NJ. CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and distribution of CDS. ARRESTED: Daniel Woods-Blackwell, a 27 year old male from Atlantic City (Arrested on two separate dates). CHARGES: Three counts of possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, distribution of CDS. ARRESTED: a 17 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, distribution of CDS, and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone. ARRESTED: a 17 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, distribution of CDS, and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone. ARRESTED: Donovan Robinson, a 24 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Two counts of possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, distribution of CDS, and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone. ARRESTED: a 17 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS, distribution of CDS, and possession of CDS with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone. ARRESTED: Michael Anthony, a 57 year old male from Woodland, NJ. CHARGES: Possession of CDS. ARRESTED: Emilio Martinez, a 77 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of CDS ARRESTED: Jasmine Jones, a 19 year old female from Philadelphia, PA. CHARGES: Possession of CDS ARRESTED: Andrew Fleishman, a 44 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of CDS. ARRESTED: Don Cross, a 35 year old male from Port Republic, NJ CHARGES: Possession of CDS ARRESTED: Christopher Wright, a 49 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of CDS All the arrested individuals were released on a summons with a future court date. Anyone with information regarding the possession or 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.

**NEWS ALERT** One Man Arrested, Officer Injured During Gun Call For Immediate Release: June 13, 2018 On June 12, 2018, at 5:12 pm, officers responded to the 4000 block of Ventnor Avenue for a report of a man with a handgun and a large group in a fight. Officer James Miltenberger arrived on scene and saw a man matching the description of the person armed with the handgun. Officer Miltenberger attempted to stop Kenneth Landis Jr. who immediately began to run away. Officer Miltenberger began to chase Landis and was assisted by Detective Howard Mason. During the chase, Officer Miltenberger was injured prompting Detective Mason to stop and check on his condition. Landis fled down an alley and would later surrender to Detective Mason. While searching the area for a discarded weapon and those involved in the initial altercation, detectives located an 18 year old male from Atlantic City in the rear of a house on the unit north block of Annapolis Avenue. The male, who was attempting to hide, had a small laceration to his side. He was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for treatment for his injury. Officer Miltenberger, a 24 year veteran, was also transported to the medical center for treatment. He was later released. ARRESTED: Kenneth Landis Jr., a 19 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct. Landis was released on a summons with 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.

USE CAUTION in the area of the 4000 block of Ventnor Avenue. Officers are on scene. One male in custody. One officer sustained an injury during a foot pursuit. Developing investigation. Information will be released when it is fully available.

All good things must come to an end. After six years of being Atlantic County's leader in DWI enforcement, Officer Joseph Bereheiko has been surpassed and fell to...second. Officer Fitzroy Simpson took over as the top enforcer in the county. Congratulations to these two dedicated officers on their oustanding work and proactive efforts in keeping the roads safe from impaired driver. We thank Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for recognizing our officers and the other award recipients.

**NEWS ALERT** 3 Men Arrested, 2 Handguns Recovered in a Shooting that Wounded Two For Immediate Release: June 11, 2018 On June 10, 2018, three men were arrested and two handguns recovered following a shooting that wounded two males. At 10:41 pm, Officers Ryan Kov and Bryan O’Neill were driving in the area of Kentucky and Baltic Avenues when they heard several gunshots. The officers could not pinpoint the location of shots. As they began to search the area they observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on Baltic Avenue and turn on to New York Avenue. The officers were able to catch up to the vehicle and noticed that a bag was covering the license plate. As they were preparing to conduct a motor vehicle stop, patrol officers were dispatched to South Carolina and Baltic Avenues for a report of two males shot. Officers Kov and O’Neill attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver initially refused to stop. After several turns and the arrival of other officers, the vehicle came to a stop in the 400 block of North South Carolina Avenue. The occupants of the vehicle were removed and officers located a loaded handgun in the vehicle. The occupants, Devin McClary, Ahmad Shannon, and Taja Hicks-Anderson were arrested. Shannon was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun that he attempted to conceal in his pants. Officers arrived to South Carolina and Baltic Avenues to find two 17 year old males each suffering from a gunshot wound. Both males were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, for a non-life threatening injury. An investigation by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit revealed that Shannon and Hicks-Anderson shot the victims. The handgun located in the vehicle was reported stolen from Raleigh, NC. ARRESTED: Devin McClary, a 23 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, eluding, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy. ARRESTED: Ahmad Shannon, a 19 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and conspiracy. ARRESTED: Taja Hicks-Anderson, a 23 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Two counts of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, hindering apprehension, receiving stolen property, and conspiracy. All three males were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. 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.

ATTENTION- Our planned community walk for tomorrow has been postponed until June 26. We also added a walk on July 3. Make a note in your calendar and we'll see you there. Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

**NEWS ALERT** Man Charged in Separate Theft Investigations For Immediate Release: June 11, 2018 On June 10, 2018, a man, who had been arrested less than an hour earlier in a separate incident, was charged with robbing a woman. At 9:00 pm, a woman, 30 years old from Barnegat, NJ, walked into the Public Safety Building and informed Detective John Sharkey that she had been assaulted by a man and her property stolen earlier in the night. The woman was walking near Iowa and Pacific Avenues when she was pushed to the ground and kicked. The suspect, Actula Cross, stole a diamond ring and cash and then fled the area. When the woman was describing the suspect to Detective Sharkey, she described Cross who had just been arrested for theft in another incident. At 8:10 pm, Officer Matthew Schmidt responded to Iowa and Pacific Avenues in reference to a theft. The victim, a 19 year old male from East Orange, NJ, had just left a store when he was putting his money away. Cross quickly removed the money from the victim’s pocket and fled. The victim chased Cross and he was detained by Tropicana Casino and Resort security officers. Officer Schmidt arrested Cross who also had several outstanding arrest warrants. ARRESTED: Actula Cross, a 30 year old male from Pleasantville, NJ. CHARGES: Robbery, two counts of theft, and simple assault. Cross 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.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY- On Sunday, June 10, the Philadelphia Bike-a-thon benefiting the American Cancer Society will be riding through Atlantic City and Atlantic County. Please use caution when you see these riders. There will be road closures in Atlantic City with police on scene.

ATTENTION morning bikers/walkers- the boardwalk and beach between Pennsylvania and New Jersey Avenues will be closed Saturday, June 9 from 5:30am to 9:00am as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City continues their remodeling. Officers will be on scene to assist with any issues.

This morning several of our officers left Bally's Atlantic City for a nice 8 mile jog as they participated in the NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting the Special Olympics. They were joined by officers from other local departments as well as recruits from the Cape May County Police Academy. Today, several thousand officers will run to benefit the Special Olympics. We congratulate each of them for their dedication.

Great police work by all involved.

This past weekend, our Atlantic City Police Department Explorer Post 14 participated in the Police Exploring Competition at Stockton University. There were 29 other Explorer posts that participated. Our own Rahmiah Abdullah came in first place for female physical fitness. Kevin Arrendondo came in first place for Best Platoon Leader and his group won Best Platoon. He also came in third place for physical training. Congratulations to all of the Explorers who participated in this event.

Join us Tuesday, June 12 at 5:45 pm at the All Wars Memorial Building for the first community walk of the season. We hope to see you there.

It has been a very busy couple weeks for our Community Relations Unit. They have been to several of our schools for Fun Day, they participated in the annual Autism Awareness Day, and they took a group of 8th graders from Sovereign Avenue School to Stockton University for a tour. Our officers are not just interacting with our youth. The latest Civilian Police Academy class just graduated. These dedicated residents learned about different functions of several city departments and also about how the police department works. We congratulate the residents and thank them for their time. Several of those that attended had a few words about the training. They can be found in the comments section. We want to thank Chick-fil-A Fire Road for their generosity in providing lunch following our graduation.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY- The Atlantic City Connector will be closed by NJDOT today from 12:30-1:30. Seek an alternate route.

**NEWS ALERT** Man Arrested Fleeing the Scene After Shooting For Immediate Release: June 2, 2018 On June 1, 2018, a man was arrested fleeing the scene after shooting and wounding another man. At 1:08 pm, patrol officers responded to the Fox Manor in the 2700 block of Pacific Avenue for a report of a male shot. Officers arrived to find the victim, a 22 year old male from Atlantic City, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, and later to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, with serious injuries. A concerned citizen notified Detective Jaimee Moore that the suspect, Leon Green, was walking on the north block of Iowa Avenue. Sergeants Dean Dooley and Charles Stuart located Green and arrested him without incident. A loaded handgun was found in Green’s waistband. He was also in possession of 47 grams of heroin and 5 grams of cocaine. During the investigation, detectives learned that Green had also shot at a second male, but did not hit him. ARRESTED: Leon Green, a 27 year old male from Vineland, NJ. CHARGES: Attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, and possession with intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Green was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The investigation is being led by Detective Sterling Wheaten and the 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.

**NEWS ALERT** Three Arrested, Heroin Recovered During Search Warrant For Immediate Release: June 1, 2018 On June 1, 2018, members of the department’s SWAT Team and Special Investigations Section conducted a residential search warrant in the 100 north block of South Carolina Avenue. Inside the residence, three individuals were arrested after detectives recovered more than 200 bags of heroin and $3,700 in cash. The money, believed to proceeds from the sale of narcotics, was seized. The investigation was led by Detective Will Herrerias. ARRESTED: Hamid Simms, a 30 year old male from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with the intent to distribute CDS, and possession with the intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone. ARRESTED: Madina Hayes, a 21 year old female from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with the intent to distribute CDS, and possession with the intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Simms and Hayes were released on a summons with a future court date. ARRESTED: A 17 year old male juvenile from Atlantic City. CHARGES: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with the intent to distribute CDS, and possession with the intent to distribute CDS within 1,000 feet of a school zone. The juvenile was turned over to his guardian. Anyone with information about this incident or information regarding the possession or 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.