Atlantic City Cops: Suspect in Car Burglaries Assaults Officer While Being Arrested
A man from Pleasantville is facing a list of charges after cops say he burglarized two vehicles in Atlantic City and then assaulted an officer while being arrested.
Atlantic City Police say on Sunday night, two officers responded to the first block of North Bellevue Avenue for a report of criminal mischief to a vehicle. The officers arrived and spoke to a person who said her husband was chasing a man who smashed-out their car’s window and stole items from inside.
Cops were able to locate the husband on Atlantic Avenue who pointed out 26-year-old Shawn Shurig of Pleasantville as the person who broke into their car.
As this was taking place, other officers were on a similar call on the first block of North Florida Avenue in reference to a car burglary with a smashed window.
As Shurig was being placed under arrest, according to police, he began to yell and he refused to comply. The account continues,
As Shurig was walked to a waiting patrol car, Officer You began to conduct a search when Shurig began to pull away and then kicked Officer Reynolds several times before an unsuccessful attempt to spit on him. After sitting down in the backseat of the patrol car, Shurig again kicked Officer Reynolds several times.
Police report evidence from the car burglaries was located in Shurig's possession.
Shurig was charged with two counts each of burglary, criminal mischief, theft, and single counts of resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. He was released on a summons with a future court date.