Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office arrests 27 during ‘Snatch and Go’

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Twenty seven arrests were made last week by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office in a three-day roundup of people wanted for Superior Court warrants, various criminal offenses or for failure to pay court-ordered child support.

Operation Snatch and Go was completed Friday, June 20, Sheriff Frank X. Balles said.

The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Atlantic City Task Force, the United States Marshal Service Regional Fugitive Task Force, the FBI Innocence Lost Task Force, the Atlantic City Police Department, and the New Jersey State Parole Board to apprehend the wanted persons during the three-month investigation.

In the weeks prior to the three-day sweep, eight people were arrested: four by the Atlantic City Police Department, three by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office and one by the Ventnor Police Department.

Over the rest of the sweep, 15 people wanted on Superior Court criminal bench warrants were arrested and 12 wanted by the Family Court for failure to pay their court-ordered child support were arrested. Three additional warrant cases were cleared through the investigation by detectives.

Fugitives arrested in this operation were also wanted on warrants issued by municipal courts in Atlantic City, Camden, Egg Harbor Township, Estell Manor, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Longport and Pleasantville resulting in the clearance of 18 municipal warrants.

“The collaboration of these dedicated law enforcement agencies to bring these fugitives into custody without incident demonstrates the high level of professionalism in the law enforcement community in this county,” Balles said.

Among those arrested, Wilfredo Marquez 30, of Pleasantville was arrested on a Superior Court bench warrant for violating his probation for drug charges. He was newly charged with possession and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance after detectives found he was in possession of 258 bags of heroin at the time of his arrest. Marquez was also wanted on municipal warrants issued by Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township and the City of Pleasantville.

Additionally, Albert Still, 56, of Millville was arrested and charged as a fugitive from justice. Still, who was also wanted in Camden on a municipal warrant for improper behavior, allegedly fled Berks County, Pa., after being charged there with the unauthorized possession of a motor vehicle.

“This is just one of many warrant sweeps that will continue to occur throughout our county. Whether a fugitive has been on the run for 20 hours or 20 years, we will continue to partner with other agencies to make sure those wanted are brought to justice,” Balles said.

Anyone with a tip on wanted individuals can anonymously contact the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office at 609-909-7200 or at www.acsheriff.org.


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