Charges filed in theft from cars

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WILDWOOD- A local man was arrested Monday and charged with attempting to steal from cars on Pacific Avenue, police said.

Police said that while officers were watching the 3900 block of Pacific Avenue, they saw Anthony Ivens, 20, and an unemployed home health care aid, attempt to steal from cars. Police said they set up surveillance there because that area has recently had a lot of criminal activity.

Ivens was in possession of stolen property and heroin, police said. The stolen property was identified as goods that had been taken from multiple motor vehicle burglaries.

Wildwood police said that the owners of the stolen property were being identified and notified that it had been recovered.

Ivens was issued criminal complaints from Wildwood Municipal Court. He was charged with seven counts of burglary, seven counts of theft, two counts of attempted burglary, possession of heroin, narcotics paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe.

Police said additional counts against Ivens are pending in connection to this investigation.

Ivens bail was set at $30,000 cash/bond with no 10 percent option. He was unable to post bail and was sent to county jail.

Wildwood police ask that anyone who has information about recent car burglaries, or who has been the victim of one, to call 522-0222 to make an appointment to potentially identify their property.

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