All indoor youth sports in New Jersey will be suspended starting Saturday because of the climbing COVID-19 caseload, according toGov. Phil Murphy today. Murphy said the pause would begin at 6 a.m. and go until Jan. 2. It covers all youth sports, but excludes college and professionals athletics. Murphy added that the outdoor gathering limit would be reduced from 150 to 25 people beginning Dec. 7. The change won’t affect outdoor dining. New Jersey, like much of the country, has seen spiking cases and hospitalizations.
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The Atlantic City Police Department is investigating the death of a man whose body was found this morning hanging from a hotel balcony. Just before 5:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a man hanging from an upper floor balcony at the Club Wyndham Skyline Tower, according to a Facebook post on the department’s page.
The name of the 59-year-old man from Plainsboro, Middlesex County, has not been released. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at: 609-347-5766
A Bridgeton man was arrested early Friday after allegedly firing six shots into the air at an apartment complex, then hiding the stolen handgun behind a nearby abandoned home. At 2:15 a.m., officers responded to the Maple Gardens apartments off South East Avenue for a report of six shots fired in the air. There, they were provided a description of the man, who had ran towards a home on Spruce Street. A department patrolman on the street saw 30 year old Quameen S. Mayes walking away from an abandoned home, police said. After checking the area, police found a loaded Glock 27 handgun behind a central air conditioning unit there. Mayes arrested a short time later.
The 96th Street Bridge along Stone Harbor Boulevard leading into the Borough of Stone Harbor has been undergoing emergency repairs to the bascule span (movable span) during nighttime hours. Work has progressed Mondays through Thursdays with a lane restriction during the fall. However, due to the nature of the work and impending nighttime temperatures, the emergency work will proceed during the hours of 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday beginning on November 30th.
The daytime work will require that one lane of the bridge be temporarily closed during these work hours. The contractor will maintain eastbound and westbound traffic using flaggers and alternating traffic patterns.
The unsolved November 2001, homicide of Michelle Howard is not characterized as “COLD”. There is no such thing as a “Cold Case”, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.
“It is my hope that we will be able to find the person(s) responsible for the death of Michelle Howard and give her family the closure they deserve,” Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said.
On November 26, 2001, the body of 32 year-old Michelle Lynn Howard was found lying on the side of the road on Estelle Avenue in the vicinity of Old Landis Avenue. Howard’s body was located exactly one quarter of a mile north of Old Landis Avenue or four-tenths of a mile south of Route 40, police reports from the discovery of Michelle Howard’s body stated. When Township of Hamilton Police officers responded to the scene and located Howard’s body she was unresponsive and with no pulse. The victim was found unclothed with the exception of a white bra.
An autopsy of Michelle Howard determined the cause of death to be asphyxia associated with aspiration of gastric contents, multiple blunt force injuries of the head, neck and torso. The manner of death is homicide.
AC Firefighters battled a Thanksgiving evening fire at a vacant home in the city’s Lower Chelsea neighborhood. About 5 p.m., firefighters responded to the building in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue. The fire was on the first and second floors of a vacant, single-family home. Firefighters from six companies across the city battled the blaze. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A former armored-car company guard is accused in a more than $1.7 million theft from his ex-employer’s truck outside an Atlantic City casino. Dante McCluney, of Newark, was ordered detained on burglary, theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy charges, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office. Video surveillance showed the Nov. 5 burglary of the Rapid Armored Corporation armored vehicle outside Bally’s Casino.
An investigation by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit is underway into the fatal shooting of a man in Atlantic City man after midnight on Sunday, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On Sunday, November 22, 2020 at approximately 12:43 a.m., Atlantic City Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a man shot in a home located in the 100 block of N. Pennsylvania Ave., Atlantic City, NJ. Upon arrival, police located Jose Ortiz, 36, of Egg Harbor Township suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to Atlanticare Regional Medical Center City Campus where he was pronounced deceased.
An autopsy was completed on Ortiz and the cause of death was identified as a gunshot wound. The manner of death was identified as homicide.
This remains an ongoing investigation and cooperative investigation by the ACPO Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department.
The Atlantic County Major Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s help in identifying two (2) persons of interest. Video of those subjects is on the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office website.
Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed legislation mandating law enforcement officers across the state to wear body cameras. Murphy saying, “Body cameras are a wise all around investment in public safety and justice,” When used properly, they ensure that there is an impartial record of the facts that can be used in investigations, in our courts or to provide the best possible training for our police.” It won’t be too big of a change in South Jersey, as local law enforcement agencies here are more likely to have body-worn cameras, or BWCs, compared to those in the central and northern parts of New Jersey according to data.
An investigation is continuing into the fatal Saturday evening shooting in Egg Harbor Township of an Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On Nov. 21, 2020, the Egg Harbor Township Police Department received multiple 911 calls around 7 p.m., reporting shots fired at 201 Cedar Avenue, EHT. Officers from EHTPD and Pleasantville Police Department responded to the address. Upon arrival, officers located Rennel Turner, 54, of Atlantic City lying unconscious in the driveway. Turner had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
An autopsy determined Turner’s manner of death is homicide and the cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds