Baby-less Stroller Leads to Arrest of Burglar with Drug Paraphernalia

lpd new charger 1A baby stroller containing everything but a baby led to the arrest of a burglar, police say.

At approximately 12:50 a.m. on January 3, Sgt. Jason Pederson observed a male pushing a baby carriage on Ocean Avenue. Knowing that in the past several baby strollers were stolen, he decided to stop and speak to the man, identified as 40 year old George Reid of Lakewood.

“While speaking to Reid, Sgt. Pederson observed that stroller did not have a baby, but was loaded with unbagged groceries and a boxed toaster oven,” Detective Sergeant Greg Staffordsmith says.

After further investigation, it was determined that the items were taken from a burglary at the Food-Ex grocery store located on Park Avenue a short time prior.

George Reid was arrested and charged with Burglary, Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after Officer Patrick Kearns found a “crack pipe” in his coat during the arrest.

Bail was set at $5,000 without a 10% option. He is currently in the Ocean County Jail.


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