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Man Arrested, Handgun Recovered

For Immediate Release:  June 9, 2021


On June 8, 2021, a man was arrested after being observed in possession of a handgun.

At 2:50 pm, Detectives Alberto Valles, Christopher Dodson, and Darrin Lorady of the Special Investigations Section were patrolling the area of Stanley Holmes Village in reference to recent shootings in the area.  The detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing a male enter the vehicle who they believed was in possession of a handgun.

After activating their emergency lights at Kentucky and Baltic Avenues, the driver of the vehicle turned the wrong way on Kentucky Avenue and stopped in the middle of the block.  The male who entered the vehicle was found in possession of a loaded handgun.  Tariq Smith was taken into custody without incident.  The other occupants of the vehicle were released with no charges.


ARRESTED:  Tariq Smith, 18, of Mays Landing.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon.

Smith was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.  Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Anyone with information about the distribution of narcotics is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.


Alert sent on 06/09/2021 at 10:10AM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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