LAKEWOOD-On January 3rd at approximately 12:50 am, Sgt. Jason Pederson observed a male pushing a baby carriage west 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 over.
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 before.
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.