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Two Guns Recovered in Separate Incidents

For Immediate Release:  August 23, 2021


The Atlantic City Police Department announces the arrest of four men and the recovery of two handguns in separate incidents.

On August 20, 2021 at 5:57 pm, Officers William Akins III and Justice Martin responded to the 1600 block of Adriatic Avenue for a report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash.  The driver who left the scene, Hassan Muhammad, returned a short time later.  Surveillance Center personnel reviewed video coverage from the crash and observed Muhammad discard a handgun into bushed near the scene.  Officers recovered the weapon and arrested Muhammad.   

On August 21 at 1:18 am, patrol officers responded to the 2600 block of Fairmount Avenue for a ShotSpotter alert.  Arriving officers located evidence of gunfire.  Officer Adrian Nunez-Santos arrived to locate several men in the area.  During the investigation, three were arrested, a loaded handgun and fifty bags of heroin were recovered.  There were no injuries as a result of the gunfire.


ARRESTED:  Hassan Muhammad, 39, of Absecon, NJ.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, certain person not to possess a weapon, and hindering apprehension. 

ARRESTED:  Colin Faulkner, 26, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Contempt of court. 


ARRESETED:  Angel Mariche, 21, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon.

The above three men were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


ARRESTED:  Ramel Bey, 25 of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Possession of CDS.

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

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


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 08/23/2021 at 5:01PM EDT


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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