Crime rates tend to increase during summer. Thus, “Operation Summer in the City 2,” a New Jersey anti-violence initiative involving more than 15 federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies between June 10 and June 14. Focused on Camden and Atlantic City, it managed to nab 75 fugitives, including more than two dozen documented Bloods and Crips gang members. A similar operation last year targeted fugitives in Newark, Jersey City, Trenton, as well as Camden. Among those arrested this time around were two men wanted for murder.
Fifty-six of the arrests were in the Camden area, 16 in the Atlantic City area; three arrests were made in other states on warrants issued in South Jersey.