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Monday 06/27/2016
White House invites Middle's Leusner to national forum on policing

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP – Police Chief Christopher Leusner will attend a briefing on 21st century policing next month at the White House.

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Friday 06/24/2016
Pleasantville police seize multiple handguns, drugs

PLEASANTVILLE- The city's new Street Crime Unit is making arrests and progress fighting criminal activity, taking multiple handguns off the streets in the last week, police said. 

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Pleasantville police protect kids on summer vacation after recent criminal activity

PLEASANTVILLE — With school out for summer, the city is stepping up police patrols to be proactive, officials said.

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Monday 06/20/2016
Heroin antidote keeping death rate down, officials say

Without the lifesaving opiate antidote naloxone, Ocean County would have averaged more than one fatal heroin overdose per day in 2015.

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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 06/18/2016
Two men shot in early morning incident in Pleasantville

Two men where shot and hospitalized in a Saturday morning incident in Pleasantville, police said.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
Atlantic City neighbors battle persistent drug haven

ATLANTIC CITY — “This is a drug haven back here,” Victor Jenkins said, as he walked into the small alley behind the 100 block of Ocean Avenue.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Police identify teen killed in Pleasantville crash

PLEASANTVILLE- Police have identified an Atlantic City teenager killed Saturday in an early morning crash of a stolen car.

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Saturday 06/04/2016
Middle Township offers safe space for online transactions

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Online buyers who purchase items from sites such as Craigslist can now meet in the comfort of a police substation.

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Teen boy found after being reported missing in North Wildwood

North Wildwood police say a 13-year-old boy who went missing Friday night has been found.

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Tuesday 05/31/2016
Investigation continues into fatal pedestrian hit and run in Absecon

ABSECON — Authorities are continuing to investigate a hit and run that killed a Galloway Township man early Saturday morning.

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Galloway police arrest teenager with loaded handgun

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP-Township police arrested a teenager on Saturday night after he was found with a loaded handgun and drugs, police said.

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Galloway police need help identifying theft suspect

GALLOWAY-Galloway Township police are asking for help, identifying a suspect in connection to a theft from a medical facility.

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Absecon residents report email scam to police

ABSECON — Police are warning residents to be cautious after receiving several complaints about an email scam.

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Absecon police warn residents to lock vehicles

ABSECON -- The Police Department is reminding residents to lock their car doors after multiple unlocked vehicles have been burglarized since Jan. 1.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Spate of shootings frightens Pleasantville residents

PLEASANTVILLE — Pleasantville’s Main Street was a peaceful place on a recent weekday afternoon, with business doors open and residents exchanging pleasantries as they passed on the sidewalk.

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Pleasantville stabbing victim expected to survive; no arrest made

PLEASANTVILLE — A Pleasantville man stabbed in the chest on Friday night is expected to survive, police said.

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Friday 05/20/2016
County officials torn on whether Atlantic County sheriff underpaid

Some freeholders say Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles shouldn’t make less than captains who serve under him, but county Executive Dennis Levinson says it’s not that simple.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Mays Landing man arrested after suicide by cop attempt

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Police arrested a man Monday who they said was suicidal and wanted officers to shoot him.

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Tuesday 05/17/2016
Middle man charged with heroin possession in Rio Grande

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Police charged a township man with distributing heroin in Rio Grande.

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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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Thursday 05/12/2016
Linwood officer nearly run over Wednesday night, watch dashcam video

The Linwood Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance after an officer was nearly hit by a car while assisting another driver.

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Monday 05/09/2016
Man robbed in Galloway, police officer injured during arrest

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A man was robbed in the parking lot of the Red Carpet Motel on Saturday and a police officer was injured during the arrest of the suspect, police said.

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Sunday 05/08/2016
Financial crisis will not affect summer patrols in A.C., police say

ATLANTIC CITY — The city’s financial situation will not affect how it is patrolled over the event-filled summer.

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Thursday 05/05/2016
Absecon Police need help identifying individuals in criminal mischief case

ABSECON- The Absecon Police Department is asking for help in identifying two individuals wanted for questioning in a criminal mischief investigation. 

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