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tip411 Submission Leads to Arrest of Man and Woman, Handgun and Drugs Recovered

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2022

On October 25, 2022, a tip411 submission resulted in the arrest of a man and a woman wanted in Pennsylvania and the recovery of a stolen handgun and drugs.

The police department received a text on October 24, 2022, through the tip411 anonymous reporting system, indicating a white colored vehicle with Pennsylvania registration was carrying guns and drugs. The tipster also indicated the occupants of the vehicle were wanted fugitives from the state of Pennsylvania.

At 11:07 AM, Officer John Bell observed the vehicle and initiated a car stop in the area of Missouri and Atlantic Avenues after observing the vehicle commit a traffic violation. During the investigative detention, the driver, Shaquir Atkinson, was found to be a wanted fugitive out of the state of Pennsylvania at which time he was taken into custody without incident. Search incident to arrest revealed Atkinson was in possession of 10 wax folds of suspected heroin. The passenger, Shamauri Spruill, was also found to be a wanted fugitive out of the state of Pennsylvania. She too, was taken into custody without incident.

The ensuing investigation led to a search of the vehicle where officers located a loaded handgun fitted with a high-capacity magazine. The handgun was determined to be stolen out of the state of Pennsylvania. Suspected crack cocaine was also located in the vehicle.   

ARRESTED: Shaquir Atkinson, 29, of Philadelphia, PA.

CHARGES: Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a handgun during a CDS offence, possession of a stolen handgun, possession of a high-capacity magazine, Possession of CDS (2 counts), possession with intent to distribute CDS (2 counts), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Atkinson was also issued several motor vehicle summonses.  

ARRESTED: Shamauri Spruill, 21, of Philadelphia, PA.

CHARGES: Fugitive from Justice (2 counts).

Atkinson and Spruill were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. All charges are mere allegations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

The public is reminded and encouraged to continue submitting anonymous tips using tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. This tip line is 100% anonymous. ACPD is interested in the information about illegal activity, not the person providing it.

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 11/04/2022 at 6:21PM EDT


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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