Atlantic City police officer arrests same suspect twice for same crime within 8 hours

Police say one the vehicles was stolen several minutes earlier after the owner was outside of his vehicle engaged in an argument.

Lanette Espy

May 15, 2024, 2:03 PM

Updated 65 days ago

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Authorities say the same police officer arrested the same man twice in a span of eight hours for the same reason: possession of a stolen vehicle.
Atlantic City police say officer John Bell located an unoccupied stolen minivan Sunday at 6:57 p.m. in the first block of Tennessee Avenue. Authorities say 33-year-old Adam Ross, of Absecon, and 23-year-old Aine Wallace, of Northfield, were both arrested.
Both suspects were charged with receiving stolen property and released soon after with a future court date. Wallace was also charged with joyriding and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
On Monday at 2:12 a.m., Ross was allegedly the driver of another stolen car vehicle in the first block of south Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. He was arrested again by officer John Bell. Police say the vehicle was stolen several minutes earlier after the owner was outside of his vehicle engaged in an argument. They say Ross entered the vehicle and sped off.
Ross was taken to Atlantic County Justice Facility where he faces two counts of theft and two counts of receiving stolen property.
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-347-5766.


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