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Township of Ocean Police Department
Tuesday July 10th, 2018 :: 03:24 p.m. EDT


Car Burglar Arrrest

DATE/TIME: July 9th @ 1:30pm

LOCATION: Wayside Road Neptune, New Jersey

OFFICER: Police Officer Matthew Guido, Detectives Chris Brady, Michael Legg and Steven Walker

ACCUSED: John Reid Jr. 39-year-old-male // Neptune, NJ

On July 9th police responded to a Naomi Road residence for an attempted burglary to a motor vehicle during the overnight hours. The homeowner’s surveillance system alerted them to movement in the driveway. After reviewing their surveillance footage, a male was observed attempting to enter their locked vehicle that was parked in the driveway. Detective Chris Brady was assigned to further investigate.

Later that day, a resident in the same neighborhood reported a burglary their unlocked vehicle, also during the overnight in which the suspect took an ipad. The homeowner used the technology installed in the device (“find my ipad”) which was able to locate the iPad at a Wayside Road residence in Neptune Twp.

Further investigation identified John Reid Jr as the accused in the burglary. Reid was located and taken into custody without incident. He was found to be in possession of the stolen iPad and was charged with two counts of attempted burglary, one count of burglary, and one count of theft. Reid was transported to the county jail where he awaits his initial hearing.

PREPARED BY: Detective Lieutenant Timothy R. Torchia
Public Information Officer
(732) 531-1800
[email protected]

DATE: 07/10/2018

Township of Ocean Police Department
399 Monmouth Road
Ocean Township, NJ 07755

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1800

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