A man from Wildwood is under arrest for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle and assault that vehicle's owner.

North Wildwood Police say they received a 9-1-1 call around 8:00 Monday night in regards to a person burglarizing a vehicle and physically assaulting the owner of that vehicle in the 200 block of W. 13th Avenue.

Arriving officers observed the subject, identified as 29-year-old Hector Mercado-Soto of Wildwood, engaged in a physical altercation with the owner.

Mercado-Soto was arrested at the scene and was charged with burglary by inflicting injury, theft, simple assault, possession of CDS (heroin), possession CDS (marijuana under 50g) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mercado-Sotowas lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center on a warrant.

Police, again, remind the public to always lock your vehicles and keep all valuables out of sight.


SOURCE: North Wildwood Police Department press release, 12/15/20

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