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Three Arrested Including Man with Handgun as Necklace

For Immediate Release:  October 10, 2019


On October 9, 2019, three were arrested including a man that assaulted an officer and found with a handgun around his neck.

At 4:18 pm, Detectives Nick Berardis and Alberto Valles of the Special Investigations Section approached a vehicle in the unit south block of Tennessee Avenue in reference to a narcotic investigation.  Detective Valles approached the driver, Anthony Gallipoli, who was in the process of smoking crack cocaine from a pipe.  Gallipoli was removed from the vehicle and arrested. 

Detective Berardis observed the back passenger, Khalil Tate, stuffing a package in his pocket.  Tate was removed from the vehicle and the bag, which contained cocaine, was removed from his pocket.  After being told he was under arrest, Tate tried to run away.  Detective Berardis was able to grab hold of Tate as he fled and was struck in the face by a Tate elbow.  With assistance from Detective Valles, Tate was taken to the ground where he again elbowed Detective Berardis in the face causing a laceration.  Tate resisted arrest and continued to refuse to release his left hand from underneath his body.  After a prolonged struggle, he was taken into custody.  While searching Tate after his arrest, he was found to have a loaded handgun tied around his neck with a shoelace.  The shoelace went through the gun’s trigger guard and hung like a necklace.  Tate was also found in possession of 54 ecstasy pills and two bags of heroin.

While the detectives were arresting Tate, a second passenger, Stephanie Edwards, attempting to flee from the area.  She was quickly apprehended by responding officers and found to have several active warrants for her arrest.        


ARRESTED:  Khalil Tate, a 29-year-old man from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon, aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession with intent to distribute CDS, possession with intent to distribute CDS within 500 feet of a public zone, and possession of weapon while in commission of a CDS offense.


ARRESTED:  Stephanie Edwards, a 33-year-old woman from Pleasantville, NJ.

CHARGES:  Multiple active warrants.

Tate and Edwards were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


ARRESTED:  Anthony Gallipoli, a 38-year-old man from Barnegat, NJ.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS.

Gallipoli was released on a summons with a future court date.


Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.

Alert sent on 10/10/2019 at 10:05 EDT


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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