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Man Sleeping in Abandoned Apartment Arrested with Loaded Handgun

For Immediate Release:  October 1, 2019


On September 29, 2019, a man was arrested and a handgun recovered after he was found sleeping in an abandoned apartment.

At 11:53 am, Officers Maria Borsani and Auttika Taing responded to the Carolina Village Apartment in the 100 north block of North Carolina Avenue for a report of a man sleeping in an apartment where the tenants had recently been evicted.  The leasing company wanted the man removed from the apartment.

The officers woke Phabian Jackson as he slept.  He was advised to leave the apartment, but he had to gather his belongings.  As Jackson was tending to his dog, Officer Borsani located a loaded handgun on the couch where Jackson had been sleeping.  Jackson was taken into custody.  He was found in possession of a cigarette that was wet from being dipped in PCP.  Jackson was also found to have an active warrant for his arrest.


ARRESTED:  Phabian Jackson, a 27-year-old man from Berlin, NJ.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. 

Jackson was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.

Alert sent on 10/01/2019 at 08:19 EDT


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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