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Male Violating Bicycle Laws Arrested with Handgun

For Immediate Release:  January 14, 2017


On January 13, 2017, patrol officers attempted to stop a male on a bicycle who fled and led them on a chase for several blocks resulting in the arrest of the male and the recovery of a handgun.

At 8:40 pm, Officers Daniel Arra and Christian Ivanov observed Nazeer Sapp riding down the middle of the 1100 block of Drexel Avenue without the proper lights or reflectors on his bicycle.  Sapp was riding a dark colored bike with all dark clothing on making him a hazard in the middle of the roadway.  He also continued across North Carolina Avenue, a heavily traveled road, without stopping.  The officers attempted to stop Sapp and speak with him regarding the violations.

The officers ordered Sapp to stop his bike and he immediately sped away and refused to stop.  The officers chased Sapp for several blocks before catching him in the 1000 block of Mediterranean Avenue.  Sapp was placed in custody after initially resisting arrest.  The officers recovered a loaded handgun from Sapp’s waistband.

 

ARRESTED:  Nazeer Sapp, a 23 year old male from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, obstruction, resisting arrest, and multiple traffic summonses. 

Sapp was released on a summons with a future court date.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to TIP411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.      

 

Safety tips for bicycle riders from the Department of Law and Public Safety:


Obey all traffic laws.  In New Jersey, bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicles.

-ride on the right

-obey all signals

-travel no more than two abreast when traffic is not impeded

-ride with traffic

 

Make sure your bicycle fits you and is in good working order.  Inspect the following before each ride to make sure your bicycle is in good working order: 

-tires/wheels

-brakes

-chain 

-lights

-reflectors

-bell

-spare inner tube and tire levers/irons

-seat height 

Alert sent on 01/14/2017 at 11:19 EST


 
Additional Information

Link: Department of Law and Public Safety Bicycle Safety Tips

 

Contact

Sergeant Kevin Fair

kfair@acpolice.org

609-442-5420

 
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To submit a tip via text message text ACPD and your tip to 847411

 

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