17-Year-Old Atlantic City Boy Arrested with loaded hand gun, crack cocaine

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – A 17-year-old juvenile was arrested earlier this week for possession of a loaded gun and crack cocaine, the Atlantic City Police Department said today.

According to police, on June 21 at 4:20 PM, members of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigations Section conducted an investigation in the area of the 1300 block of Caspian Avenue.

“The investigation was a result of information Detective Alberto Valles received concerning a male armed with a handgun. Detectives Christian Ivanov, Christopher Dodson, Eric Evans, and Nicholas Berardis of the Special Investigations Section, observed a juvenile matching the description of the suspect walking northbound on South Carolina Avenue from Caspian Avenue,” police said. “Upon approaching the male, a 17-year-old juvenile, he began to run from the detectives. A foot pursuit ensued and the juvenile was apprehended a short distance away. Detectives located a loaded handgun fitted with a high capacity magazine on the juvenile who was taken into custody without incident. The juvenile was also found to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine.”

He was arrested for unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a high capacity magazine, resisting arrest, obstruction, possession of CDS, possession with the intent to distribute CDS, possession of CDS with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a public school, and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine within 500 feet of Public Housing.

The suspect was remanded to Harborfields Juvenile Justice Facility. Charges are mere allegations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.