Atlantic City Cops: Bicyclist Crashes, Drops Gun, Gets Arrested
A bicyclist in Atlantic City was involved in a crash Monday night and then arrested on a weapons charge.
Police say 22-year-old Dennis Rodgers of Atlantic City was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility after being charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and receiving stolen property.
Just before 11:00 Monday night, Atlantic City Police say two officers responded to the intersection of Connecticut and Grammercy Avenues after receiving a report about an accident between a car and a bicyclist.
According to police, "a witness had alerted police that the bicyclist, Dennis Rodgers, dropped a handgun from a satchel when he fell to the ground [as a result of the accident]. Rodgers retrieved the gun and put it back in the bag."
Officers located the satchel and found a gun, which was stolen from North Carolina, inside. Rodgers was arrested without incident and taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center-City Division to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash.
The 53-year-old driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries.
Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact the Atlantic City Police Department's Accident Investigations Section at (609) 347-5744.
Police remind the public that charges are accusations and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.