Two Cape May County Men Charged in Wildwood Crest, NJ, Vehicle Theft
Two Cape May County men are facing charges for stealing a vehicle in Wildwood Crest that was later found heavily damaged in Brick Township, NJ.
According to a release on Facebook by the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Naishon T. Price, 18, from Wildwood and Anthony Young, 19, of Cape May Court House are facing theft, burglary and conspiracy charges in connection with this crime.
Police say they were called to 5501 Ocean Avenue in Wildwood Crest on Tuesday, July 13, for a report of a stolen motor vehicle. As part of the investigation, they broadcast information statewide to other police departments about the stolen vehicle.
Police in Brick Township later found the stolen vehicle in their town while investigating a motor vehicle accident. The stolen vehicle had been heavily damaged in a crash and the two occupants had fled the scene.
Brick Township Police Department detectives identified Price and Young identified as suspects and arrested and charged the pair and held them in the Ocean County Jail.
After a joint investigation between the Brick Township Police Department and the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Price and Young were both criminally charged on July 16. Both men were then transported to the Cape May County Correctional Facility where they are being held.
Wildwood Crest Police remind you to make sure you always lock your home and vehicles and report and suspicious activity to police.