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State Police Capture 14 Fugitives Including 10 Wanted for Violent Crimes in South Jersey

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Atlantic City

Atlantic City, N.J. – The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a multi-agency fugitive sweep that led to the arrest of 14 fugitives wanted for various crimes in Atlantic and Ocean counties.

Police say the targets for the operation were identified through various investigative means including street level-intelligence, patrol advisories, and information provided by the New Jersey State Police Real-Time Crime Center South Unit.

From Wednesday, December 9, to Friday, December 11, a total of 14 fugitives wanted by state, county, and local law enforcement agencies were apprehended in various locations throughout Atlantic County. All suspects were lodged at the Atlantic County Jail.

The following individuals were apprehended:

Reinaldo Rodriguez-Garcia, 27, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for homicide

Hanif Cooper, 34, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for homicide

Razzaq Shannon, 29 of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for homicide

Deshaun Porter, 27, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for kidnapping. He was found to be in possession of a stolen 9mm handgun.

Shaquita Marshal, 37, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for aggravated assault

Rasabahyt Bethea, 37, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for aggravated assault

Lionel Dabney, 34, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for weapons offenses

Juvenile Male, 17, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for sexual assault

Guy Lima, 42, of Pleasantville, N.J. • Wanted for assault   Robert Lang, 37, of Pleasantville, N.J. • Wanted for burglary

Phillip Britt, 53, of Pleasantville, N.J. • Wanted for various drug offenses 

Joseph Braun, 53, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for resisting arrest

Maaziah Young, 25, of Galloway Township, N.J. • Wanted for parole violation for weapons offenses

Julia Chamberlain, 61, of Atlantic City, N.J. • Wanted for various drug offenses

“This collaborative operation once again demonstrates that law enforcement is strongest when we work together, in this case by apprehending violent fugitives from the Atlantic City area,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal.

”By removing criminals who were wanted on charges ranging from murder to weapons offenses, we continue to make our communities safer.

I commend the New Jersey State Police and all of our local, county, state and federal partners, including our Atlantic City Violent Crime Task Force and the United States Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force.”

“There is a tremendous amount of planning, coordination, intelligence sharing, and countless hours of work that occurs behind the scenes for an operation of this scope and magnitude.

And while every minute spent would be worth it if we removed just one violent recidivist offender from the streets, this operation removed three men wanted for homicide, one for kidnapping, and several others for assault and weapons charges,” said Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.

“Our mobile deployment initiatives have been extremely successful in making Atlantic and Ocean Counties safer, and this operation once again reinforces the commitment to our residents in those counties that we remain steadfast in our pursuit of violent offenders that threaten public safety.”