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Suspect in 2 Car Burglaries Assaults Officer While Being Arrested

For Immediate Release:  November 17, 2020


On November 15, 2020, a man was arrested after burglarizing and damaging two vehicles and kicking the arresting officer several times.

At 7:46 pm, Officers Robert Reynolds and Wen You responded to the first block of north Bellevue Avenue for a report of a criminal mischief to a vehicle.  The officers arrived to speak with the 911 caller who reported that her husband was chasing a man who smashed out their car’s window and stole items inside. 

The officers located the husband on Atlantic Avenue who pointed out Shawn Shurig as the individual responsible.  Other officers were on a similar call on the first block of north Florida Avenue in reference to a car burglary with a smashed window.

Officer Reynolds informed Shurig that he was under arrest for both burglaries and Shurig began to yell and refused to comply.  The officers continued to speak and reason with Shurig before he was ultimately arrested.  As Shurig was walked to a waiting patrol car, Officer You began to conduct a search when Shurig began to pull away and then kicked Officer Reynolds several times before an unsuccessful attempt to spit on him.  After sitting down in the backseat of the patrol car, Shurig again kicked Officer Reynolds several times. 

A search of Shurig was completed and evidence from the car burglaries was located in his possession.


ARRESTED:  Shawn Shurig, 26, of Pleasantville, NJ.

CHARGES:  Two counts each of burglary, criminal mischief, theft, and single counts of resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

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


Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.


Alert sent on 11/17/2020 at 8:52AM EST


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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