AC police make multiple arrests for Sandy burglaries

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - November 1, 2012

Atlantic City police have made several arrests for attempted burglaries between Sunday, October 28th and Tuesday, October 30th.

Police arrested 27-year-old Richard Jackson and 20-year-old Jordan Frazier, both of Atlantic City for breaking into a Save-A-Lot grocery store in Renaissance Plaza in Atlantic City just before 11:30 p.m. Monday night. Both have been charged with attempted burglary and related offenses. They were released on a summons.

Atlantic City police arrested a group of males on Tuesday, October 30th for breaking into a deli in the 1300 block of Pacific Avenue. Police arrived just before 10:00 a.m. to find the doors forced open to Zias Deli.

Witnesses told police that four men fled in a blue Durango. Police located the vehicle a short time later and all four suspects were taken into custody. Police found stolen merchandise in the vehicle.

48-year-old Robert Kelsey, 41-year-old Kevin Beck, 35-year-old Brian Shepperson and 27-year-old Kelli Forrest were arrested on burglary and theft charges.

Police also arrested 44-year-old Rodney Stewart for breaking into vehicles in Atlantic City Tuesday.

Police say Stewart was apprehended in the area of Mississippi and Fairmount Avenues shortly after 6:00 p.m. attempting to flee police on a bicycle.

He is being charged with a number of offenses including criminal attempt-burglary, obstruction and resisting arrest.

Atlantic City police responded to a break-in in progress Tuesday night at 3818 Ventnor Avenue just before 11:30 p.m.

Police say the suspect kicked in the door of a residence and took several personal items from the owner.

Police arrested 32-year-old Miriam Murcau at the scene. He is being charged with burglary and theft.

Atlantic City Police say the number of calls for break-ins and burglaries has increased considerably during the mandatory evacuations and they have increased their patrols in response.

Police say a curfew continues to be in effect between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., and they warn the curfew will be vigorously enforced.

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