Sunday, December 21, 2014

Atlantic City Man Indicted for Murder after Fatal Shooting in 2011

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic City man was indicted for murder today for the fatal shooting of a man found dead inside his Atlantic City home in 2011, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Okese J. Smith, 21, of the 1300 block of Magellan Ave., Atlantic City, was indicted today on five criminal counts:

  1. Murder, a 1st degree crime, 
  2. Felony Murder, a 1st degree crime, 
  3. Robbery, a 1st degree crime, 
  4. Possession of a firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, a 2nd degree crime, and 
  5. Unlawful Possession of a handgun, a 2nd degree crime. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Galloway Man Injured after Crashing into Median and Overturning Car on the White Horse Pike

On December 18, 2014 at approximately 8:43 p.m., a single car motor vehicle accident occurred on Route 30 (White Horse Pike), east bound near Delilah Road. 

The vehicle, a 2004 nissan altima, operated by Russel Bergeron Jr., 36, of Galloway Township, struck the concrete median at the intersection just prior to Delilah Road. 

The vehicle then struck a light standard and traveled down the median, where it finally came to rest upside down in the east bound lanes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Former Hammonton School Band Director Pled Guilty to Sexual Assault of Teenager

MAYS LANDING – A Hammonton man employed as the high school’s marching band director pled guilty today to the sexual assault of a 16 year-old student, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
Jason Koenig, 27, of the 600 block of Wilbur Avenue, Hammonton, pled guilty today, before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael A. Donio, to Sexual Assault and Official Misconduct—both 2nd degree crimes.
On May 1, 2014, after a week-long investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Town of Hammonton Police Department, a warrant was issued for Koenig’s arrest, on charges of Official Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact, and Endangering the Welfare of Children.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced 8-Years in Prison for Abuse of Teen Boys

MAYS LANDING – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 8 years in prison today for the abuse of two child victims in 2010, including the sexual assault of a 17-year-old boy, and sexual acts performed in the presence of a 12-year-old boy that constitute child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
In late September of 2010, Hamilton Township Police began a three-month investigation into allegations that John S. Poston, 47, of the 2000 block of Slocum Road, Mountain Top, PA, had transported each victim on separate dates to his residence of the time on the 500 block of Sherwood Road, Mays Landing, provided each alcohol, committed sexual assault on the 17-year-old, and performed indecent and unlawful sexual acts in the presence of the 12-year-old.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Galloway Police Arrest Bridgeton Man on Weapon Charges following Traffic Stop

On December 13, 2014 at approximately 4:30 a.m., Galloway Police arrested a passenger during a motor vehicle stop. 

Rasson McGriff, age 27, of Bridgeton was found to be in possession of a Colt Python .357 Magnum handgun following a motor vehicle stop in which he was the passenger.  

The motor vehicle stop and arrest occurred on the White Horse Pike at Pomona Road.  

Law Enforcement Agencies Shut Down Local Drug Trafficking Organization

ATLANTIC CITY – A 5-month joint investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the U. S. Attorney’s Office in Camden, and local, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies, culminated yesterday in the arrests of members of a significant illegal drug trafficking organization operating in the Atlantic City area, and disrupting a supply chain extending to a drug cartel in Mexico, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced today.
Early yesterday morning, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Atlantic City Police Department, the FBI, the DEA—armed with State and Federal arrest warrants—arrested 16 individuals in Atlantic City, Hamilton Township, Somers Point, Pennsylvania, and California. Additional arrests are pending.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Galloway Man Identified as being Shot and Killed in Pleasantville

PLEASANTVILLE – A 21-year-old Galloway man was shot and killed in Pleasantville last night, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
The Pleasantville Police Department responded to the 100 block of Ridgewood Avenue after receiving 9-1-1 call at 8:29 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.
Upon arrival, police found Bilal Salaam, 21, of the 100 block of Sunrise Bay, Galloway Twp. the apparent victim of a shooting.
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