A Ventnor City police officer on patrol early Wednesday morning was able to get a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service off of the streets.

Authorities say at around 4AM Wednesday, Ventnor PD Ofc. Gabriel Henao was on patrol on boardwalk near Surrey Avenue when he saw a man riding a bike and pulling another one. While speaking to the man, later identified as 42-year-old David P. Raza from Ventnor, he, "discarded drug paraphernalia from his person and fled on foot." Cops say he didn't get very far and he was arrested.

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A warrant check revealed Raza to be a fugitive from justice and wanted by the United States Marshals Service.

According the Ventnor Police Department, "a further investigation determined that both bicycles Raza was in possession of were stolen from a residence in Ventnor. Along with the fugitive from justice charge, Raza was charged with resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, hindering apprehension and possession of drug paraphernalia."

Raza was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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