NORTH WILDWOOD, NJ – North Wildwood Police took a report of a bag that was stolen from a chair on the beach at 12th avenue on Monday, July 5, 2021 at approximately 12:11 PM. Officers canvassed the area for the suspect and observed him walking off of the beach at 16th Avenue.
Officers Dominic DeMusz and Christopher Pollack were able to locate the suspect, Keith Press, attempting to hide behind a grill on the 500 block of E. 17th Avenue. Further investigation revealed Press committed two other beach bag thefts before this. Officers were assisted by lifeguards from the North Wildwood Beach Patrol in this investigation.
Press (18), residing in Wildwood, NJ, was arrested and charged with multiple counts of theft. He was processed and placed on a warrant in accordance with State of New Jersey Criminal Justice Reform guidelines and was transported to the Cape May County Correctional Center.