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tip411 Investigation Leads to Animal Cruelty Charges

For Immediate Release:  December 4, 2023


The Atlantic City Police Department charged an Atlantic City after information was provided by a concerned citizen regarding animal cruelty.

On November 30, 2023, the police department received a message on tip411, the department’s anonymous messaging service, that stated Troy Hollis had struck his Pitbull multiple times with a metal pipe.  An undated video of the abuse was also provided.  It could not be immediately determined that the man in the video was Hollis. 

Officers Matthew Crosby and Dion Liu responded to the address and spoke with Hollis.  They were able to check on the condition of two Pitbull’s.  The dogs appeared to be uninjured and in good health.

The investigation was turned over to Officer Rebecca Seabrook, one of the department’s two Humane Law Enforcement Officers.  Following Officer Seabrook’s investigation, Hollis was criminally charged and the dogs were removed from the residence.  A metal pipe similar to the one used in the abuse was found in Hollis’s residence. 


ARRESTED:  Troy Hollis, 44, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Animal cruelty, fail to provide veterinary care, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Hollis was released on a summons with a future court date.  The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.


Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-347-5766 or submit a text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.


Alert sent on 12/04/2023 at 1:13PM EST


Lieutenant Kevin Fair

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


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