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Suspect Arrested Twice Including for Assault with a Weapon

For Immediate Release:  October 25, 2019


On October 24, 2019, a man was arrested for the second time within several hours after continually returning to the Atlantic City Convention Center including one instance where he assaulted a security guard.

On October 23 at 8:19 pm, patrol officers responded to the Convention Center for a man that was trespassing and had damaged property.  A New Jersey Transit police officer had arrested Jalil Ceaser and he was turned over to Atlantic City police officers.  Ceaser was criminally charged and released on a summons from the Public Safety Building at 1:25 am.

Less than 40 minutes later, Ceaser returned to the Convention Center.  He approached the on-duty security guard, struck him in the face with an object, and then fled.  The victim, a 57-year-old man was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division, with a serious injury to his eye.   

At 3:36 am, patrol officers responded to the Convention Center after Ceaser returned and again damaged property.  K9 Officer Anthony Grajales-Prado and his K9 partner Chase arrived to find Ceaser holding a large piece of wood.  Ceaser surrendered to K9 Chase and was taken into custody without incident. 


ARRESTED:  Jalil Ceaser, a 34-year-old man from Atlantic City.

CHRAGES:  Aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, and defiant trespass.

Ceaser 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 10/25/2019 at 9:39AM EDT


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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