Justin Geiger, of Middle Island, pleads not guilty to stealing dog from Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue

Justin Geiger visited the pet shop Tuesday to make sure the puppy was not chipped. (6/28/13)

MIDDLE ISLAND - An accused dog kidnapper from Middle Island pleaded not guilty in court Friday.

Police say Justin Geiger, 23, broke into Friends of Freddie Pet Rescue in Middle Island on Wednesday.

According to police, Geiger visited the pet shop Tuesday to make sure the Rottweiler puppy he had his eye on was not micro-chipped.

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Investigators say they found Geiger at his Middle Island home yesterday with the puppy.

Geiger faces burglary charges.  

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