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Atlantic City Arrests 95 People for Rioting and Looting the City in May

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The Atlantic City Police Department announces 95 individuals have been charged as a result of an exhaustive investigation conducted by members of this department following rioting and looting that occurred in May.

The investigation stemmed from rioting and looting that took place throughout Atlantic City’s business district following a protest on May 31 and the days following. Towards the conclusion of the protest, individuals within the crowd marched down Atlantic Avenue and began to smash windows of businesses, steal merchandise and damage property. Individuals began to arrive to damaged stores in cars, run inside, and steal items. Officers arrested 17 people during the hours-long event.

Chief Henry White immediately convened a group of officers to create a task force to investigate and charge those responsible for their criminal actions.

Investigators initially reviewed thousands of hours of video recorded coverage from public and private cameras and social media. Through the videos, investigators were able to locate individuals involved in criminal activity. Photographs were provided to law enforcement personnel who identified suspects.

On June 30, the police department, seeking the assistance of the public, released photographs of more than 200 people that needed to be identified who were involved in criminal acts. Within minutes, tips were being provided by the community identifying individual photographs. Several individuals who saw their photograph turned themselves in.

Investigators followed up on each received tip, conducted interviews, and dealt directly with the 57 stores that sustained damaged property and/or stolen merchandise. A final estimate is not known, but the loss to the businesses affected by this incident is several million dollars.

In the days after the initial criminal activity, stores that had been burglarized continued to sustain damage and thefts as individuals pulled plywood off the doors and stole merchandise. These incidents were also investigated.

“The Atlantic City Police Department has remained steadfast in our support of those who exercise their First Amendment rights, including the right to peacefully protest, however, we will not idly standby as individuals commit crimes against our City,” said Chief Henry White. “Those that think they can come to Atlantic City and commit crimes that directly impact our businesses and residents will be held accountable. Although we are announcing these charges today, this investigation will remain open until we can identify every person on our list. We greatly appreciate the support of the community in providing tips that greatly assisted this investigation.”

“I congratulate the Atlantic City Police Department for their tireless work in investigating the criminal activity that occurred in the City in May,” said Mayor Marty Small Sr. “I want all residents and businesses in Atlantic City, as well as all visitors to our community, to know that Atlantic City will never accept or tolerate the kind of lawlessness that occurred at that time, and that everyone who was involved in the destruction of property and other illegal activity will be prosecuted vigorously and to the fullest extent of the law. We are very proud of the businesses in our City and we will continue to afford them every possible protection from any conduct of this kind.”

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department at 609-343-3771 or email riotinvestigationteam@acpolice.org. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

Individuals Charged in Investigation into Rioting/Looting

CHARGED: Marcus Adderly, 23, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Mecca Bailey, 25, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency
order.
CHARGED: Tanisha Bailey, 42, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Troy Barber, 33, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary
CHARGED: Holly Bernard, 36, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Adrian Bethea, 22, of Sicklerville, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Mykel Black, 29, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Aggravated assault on a police officer.
CHARGED: Maurice Blakely, 26, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, criminal trespassing, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Kaleem Boone, 30, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: James Bostic, 39, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary and theft.
CHARGED: Alexis Brown, 24, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency
order.
CHARGED: Jaequan Brown, 18, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Criminal trespass and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
CHARGED: Gailonda Burris, 27, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Robin Butcher, 40, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Miyan Campbell, 24, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Four counts each of burglary and theft, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, and violation of
an emergency order.
CHARGED: Qashira Cooper, 21, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Riot, burglary, theft, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Jamell Crouch, 26, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: James Darby, 42, of Margate, NJ.
CHARGES: Criminal trespass.
CHARGED: Daniella Desalvo, 28, of Linwood, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Monique Dixson, 43, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts of burglary, two counts of theft, single count of disorderly conduct, and
violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Demetrius Douglas, 25, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Khalisha Dully, 20, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Terroristic threats.
CHARGED: Nyhyell Durham, 25, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Malik Edwards, 29, of Atlantic City, NJ.
CHARGES: Five counts of burglary and theft, riot, criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a weapon,
and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Nahbirrah Ellerbee, 26, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Terroristic threats.
CHARGED: Nah’Jajuan Ellis, 19, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Four counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of emergency order.
CHARGED: Nicholas Fisher, 39, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Receiving stolen property.
CHARGED: Dominic Francis, 26, of Mays Landing, NJ.
CHARGES: Four counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Emely Gaviria, 21, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary and theft, riot and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Alisha Gelsleicher, 22, of Ventnor, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglar, theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Shawn Gentry, 50, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Criminal trespass.
CHARGED: Elliot Handy, 23, of Absecon, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Monay Hassan, 20, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Jaminaya Hayes, 18, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, criminal trespass, and violation of an emergency
order.
CHARGED: Julio Hernandez, 58, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts of theft, single count of disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Maya Jones, 30, of Mt. Holly, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Nadia Junne, 24, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Tniyah Kitt, 21, of Harleysville, PA.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Timothy Koons, 44, of Brigantine, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Bariah Lane, 19, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Ishmil Letson, 28, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Jared Levitt, 22, of Margate, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency
order.
CHARGED: Imani Long, 21, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
CHARGES: Five counts each of burglary and theft, two counts of criminal mischief, and single counts of
riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Christopher Maile, 20, of Landsdale, PA.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Brandon Maldonado, 19, of Mays Landing, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts of theft, single counts of burglary, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Eddie Maldonado, 24, of Mays Landing, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts of theft, single counts of burglary, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Kenny Marlow, 19, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Makai Martin, 22, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary.
CHARGED: Kaleef McClary, 22, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Synquan McNair, 29, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Hector Medina, 68, of Vineland, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: David Morales-Perez, 44, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, criminal mischief, and violation of an emergency
order.
CHARGES: Rashad Newsome, 22, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Victor Pagan, 46, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts of burglary, two counts of theft, single count of disorderly conduct, and
violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: John Pannell, 35, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary, theft, and criminal mischief, and single counts of riot and
violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Nasim Ravenell, 31, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts of burglary and single counts of theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Leonard Reber, 25, of Mays Landing, NJ.
CHARGES: Two counts of receiving stolen property and single count of riot and violation of an
emergency order.
CHARGED: Qahshawn Reynolds, 22, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, criminal trespass, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Jeffery Robinson, 29, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Jerron Robinson, 35, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Juan Sanchez, 22, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary and theft.
CHARGED: James Sanders, 30, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary and theft.
CHARGED: Jose Santiago, 47, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of emergency order.
CHARGED: Mark Schiff, 26, of Margate, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Dana Schultheis, 21, of Galloway, NJ.
CHARGES: Riot, receiving stolen property, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Meesha Scott, 41, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Ashley Sheats, 24, of Ventnor, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Blake Sizer, 29, of Atlantic City, NJ.
CHARGES: Six counts of criminal mischief, five counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an
emergency order.
CHARGED: Asmar Smiley, 24, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary and theft, two counts of criminal mischief, and single counts of
riot and violation of an emergency ordca
CHARGED: Daniel Smith Jr., 20, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
CHARGES: Five counts of burglary, three counts of theft, single counts of riot, criminal mischief,
possession of burglary tools, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Jared Stewart, 29, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and
criminal mischief.
CHARGED: Ramee Tally, 24, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Braheem Thomas, 25, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Dyonne Thompson, 29, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Four counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of emergency order.
CHARGED: Veneshia Thompson-Manago, 32, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Four counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of emergency order.
CHARGED: April Tobias, 29, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: David Todd Sr., 37, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Shane Tutis Jr., 24, of Pleasantville, NJ.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Joseph Vapore, 32, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary and theft.
CHARGED: Kareem Watson, 19, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Sharon Watson, 18, of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: Rashaun Williams, 35 of Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 14-year-old female from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 15-year-old female from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts of burglary, and single counts of theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 15-year-old female from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 16-year-old male from Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 16-year-old male from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency
order.
CHARGED: A 16-year-old male from Somers Point, NJ.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary and theft, riot, obstruction of justice, and violation of an
emergency order.
CHARGED: A 17-year-old male from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 17-year-old male from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Two counts each of burglary and theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 17-year-old female from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, criminal mischief, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 17-year-old male from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 17-year-old female from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Three counts each of burglary and theft, disorderly conduct, and violation of an emergency
order.
CHARGED: A 17-year-old male from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.
CHARGED: A 17-year-old male from Atlantic City.
CHARGES: Burglary, theft, riot, and violation of an emergency order.

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