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Monday 06/20/2016
Pleasantville police street crimes unit makes 10 arrests

PLEASANTVILLE— The Pleasantville Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit is fully operational and full-time on the streets after their work got underway last month, officials said.

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Saturday 05/14/2016
Pleasantville police investigate fourth gunfire incident this week

PLEASANTVILLE — Police are investigating four separate gunfire incidents this week.

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Friday 04/22/2016
Lawsuit questions confidentiality of Atlantic City PD's informants

A lawsuit filed by the mother of a man killed by Atlantic City police questions how protected confidential informants should be.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Pleasantville police seek federal funding for gunshot detection system

PLEASANTVILLE — In a push to curb gunfire and violence, city police are seeking federal funds for a ShotSpotter gunshot-audio detection system.

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Thursday 02/26/2015
Dirty Blok heroin dealer pleads guilty

A 29-year-old Atlantic City man faces as many as 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in and around several city housing complexes.

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Tuesday 02/03/2015
Atlantic City "Dirty Blok" distributor pleads guilty

An Atlantic City man admitted Tuesday that he acted as a distributor and enforcer in the “Dirty Blok” street gang, an allegedly violent organization that controlled the drug trade the city’s public housing complexes.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Admitted Dirty Blok drug distributor sentenced to 10 years in prison

An admitted Dirty Blok drug dealer was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday.

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Thursday 01/15/2015
Defense: No evidence connects men to A.C.'s Dirty Blok gang

Friendships, phone calls and photos do not add up to conspiracy, according to defense attorneys for four men charged as part of an allegedly violent Atlantic City drug-trafficking organization.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Federal attorney lays out case against alleged Dirty Blok gang members

Wiretaps, cellphone images and testimony from a former associate prove a violent gang conspired to run the drug trade in Atlantic City’s Stanley Holmes Village, a jury was told Tuesday.

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Friday 12/12/2014
Popular Pleasantville businessman among those caught up in federal drug bust

Toye Tutis was known as a local businessman giving back to his troubled community.

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Tuesday 07/01/2014
Grand jury indicts Atlantic City brothers accused of gang-related murder

Two brothers allegedly tied to an Atlantic City drug gang have been indicted for murder.

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Friday 04/25/2014
October trial set for alleged members of violent Atlantic City drug gang

CAMDEN — Alleged members and associates of one of Atlantic City’s most violent gangs are set to go to trial in October — 19 months after an FBI-led investigation charged 34 people.

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Monday 04/14/2014
Dirty Blok enforcer pleads guilty in U.S. District Court

An alleged enforcer for one of Atlantic City’s allegedly most violent gangs pleaded guilty today to being part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
NJ man faces charges stemming from gang initiation

LAKEWOOD — Authorities have accused a New Jersey man of trying to lure Orthodox Jewish women as part of a gang initiation.

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Wednesday 02/26/2014
14 people, including leader, indicted in Cape May County drug ring

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A series of wiretaps and undercover drug buys led to the indictment this week of Charles Daniels, a Clayton man charged with leading a Cape May County drug distribution network, as well as 13 other people linked to illegal drug sales in the county.

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Saturday 11/09/2013
Police bust rapper-style gang leader in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Thirteen people have been arrested and six others are being sought in an alleged Atlantic City drug gang whose founder fashions himself after a famous rapper.

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Thirteen arrested in connection with alleged Atlantic City drug gang

Thirteen people have been arrested and six others are being sought in connection with an alleged Atlantic City drug gang whose founder fashions himself after a famous rapper.

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Monday 08/26/2013
Four local gang members admit role in 2006 killing of Vineland man

Four local men admitted they participated in the 2006 killing of a Vineland man who disrespected a member of their gang.

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Tuesday 05/21/2013
Authorities arrest four more alleged 800 Blok Atlantic City gang members

Four men wanted as part of an alleged Atlantic City drug-trafficking ring have been arrested a week after a raid by the Atlantic City Task Force ended with 14 arrests and a total of 28 charged.

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Thursday 05/16/2013
Operation Blok Buster cripples Atlantic City street gang 800 Blok

Atlantic City’s Violent Crime Task Force foiled a murder plot and took down a major drug-trafficking gang that — along with its alleged rival Dirty Blok — was responsible for a majority of gun violence in the city, officials said Tuesday.

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Sunday 03/31/2013
Thousands of phone calls, texts helped FBI build case against Atlantic City gang Dirty Blok

“Not too much talkin’ bro.”

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Wednesday 03/27/2013
Pre-dawn raid cripples Dirty Blok drug gang in Atlantic City, authorities say

A five-month FBI investigation crippled a violent Atlantic City drug-trafficking ring that ruled with fear and intimidation to keep a million-dollar business alive in the city’s most troubled housing project, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said Tuesday.

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Lynda Cohen
  • Lynda Cohen
  • Courts, crime and *now* City Hall reporter at The Press of Atlantic City
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