Puppy stolen from rescue center; suspect arrested - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Puppy stolen from rescue center; suspect arrested

Posted: Updated:
Justin Geiger, of Middle Island, N.Y. (Suffolk County Police photo) Justin Geiger, of Middle Island, N.Y. (Suffolk County Police photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Cops on Long Island on Thursday arrested a suspected dognapper who allegedly broke into a pet rescue center and stole a puppy from a rescue group on Wednesday.

A worker from Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue in Middle Island called cops after finding the front door smashed and a puppy missing, according to Suffolk County Police.

Detectives investigating the puppy's disappearance arrested Justin Geiger, 23, at his home Thursday afternoon. The detectives found the stolen Rottweiler puppy at Geiger, police said.

Cops suspected Geiger after hearing that he had come to the rescue center on Tuesday asking if that puppy had a microchip. Employees told Geiger that the dog didn't have a chip.

Authorities charged Geiger with third-degree burglary and tossed him behind bars. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, police said.

  • Long Island NewsLong Island NewsMore>>

  • 8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
  • Fatal skydiving accident on Long Island

    Fatal skydiving accident on Long Island

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:13:49 GMT
    Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
    Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
  • Queens teen pleads guilty in crash that killed 4 friends on Long Island

    Queens teen pleads guilty in crash that killed 4 friends on Long Island

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:54:40 GMT
    A New York teenager has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2012 high-speed crash that killed four of his friends and split his new car in two. Joseph Beer entered the plea Tuesday. He faces five to 15 years in prison, though his attorney is seeking youthful offender status because he was 17 at the time.
    A New York teenager has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide in a 2012 high-speed crash that killed four of his friends and split his new car in two. Joseph Beer entered the plea Tuesday. He faces five to 15 years in prison, though his attorney is seeking youthful offender status because he was 17 at the time.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices