ATLANTIC CITY — Sixteen fugitives and gang members were arrested last month in the city and surrounding area during a statewide gang sweep, the Attorney General’s Office said Wednesday.
From June 10 to 14, “Operation Summer in the City 2” netted 75 total arrests, including 26 gang members, in Camden and Atlantic City, the office said in a news release. More than 15 federal, state, county and local law-enforcement agencies participated, including the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.
Among those arrested locally was Jamar Hurd, 18, of Durham, North Carolina, who was taken into custody June 11 by members of the Atlantic City Division of the U.S. Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, according to the release. Hurd was wanted in a robbery and burglary in North Carolina, during which he allegedly stole two handguns and broke into a law-enforcement officer’s car and stole another handgun.
“We are using every tool in our toolbox to fight violent crime in New Jersey,” Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. “We are taking the most violent and dangerous fugitives off the streets, and we’re doing it right as the summer starts heating up.”
Last year’s “Operation Summer in the City” sweep targeted violent fugitives in Newark, Jersey City, Trenton and Camden. The operations were developed by U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos and Grewal to address violence in the summer, when crime rates tend to increase.