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."

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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.

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