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Jose Aponte, 23, left. Joshua Nieves, 28, right

ATLANTIC CITY — Two city men were arrested Saturday on charges of burglarizing an unoccupied home, police said.

Officers responded at 10:07 p.m. to the 100 block of North Florida Avenue for a 911 call of two men burglarizing a home, Sgt. Kevin Fair said Tuesday morning.

Officers Ryan Kov and Bryan O’Neill located Joshua Nieves, 28, in the home’s backyard, Fair said.

Kov chased and arrested Jose Aponte, 23, after he began to run away and jump a fence into the next yard, Fair said.

The home was not occupied at the time, and the men did not steal anything, Fair said.

Both men had active warrants for their arrest. They were charged in the latest incident with burglary, conspiracy and contempt of court. Additionally, Aponte was charged with obstruction of justice.

They were both taken to Atlantic County jail.

Anyone with information about this incident can call the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be texted anonymously to tip411, or 847411. Begin the text with ACPD.

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