MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
January 14, 2014; Robbery: At approximately 0140 AM, an adult male was walking on Boyden Ave near the NJ Transit building. He was approached by a male and female operating a dark colored vehicle. The female asked for assistance and then the male displayed a handgun and demanded his phone and money. The victim fled the scene and the actors fled North on Boyden and then East on Elmwood Ave without any proceeds. The victim was not injured.
January 14, 2014; Burglary Attempt: A Woodside Rd resident returned home and found a neighbors ladder against their house. It does not appear that entry was made to the residence.
January 15, 2014; Theft: During the overnight hours, a Honda parked in the driveway of a Brown St residence had all four tires removed and stolen.
January 16, 2014; Stolen Motor Vehicle: During the previous two day period a vehicle was stolen from the rear of a home on 44th St.
January 16, 2014; Stolen Motor Vehicle: Between the morning of the 15th and the morning of the 16th, a U-Haul truck was stolen from a business on Newark Way.
January 19, 2014; Burglary: During the afternoon hours a garage on Oakland Rd was entered and a generator and jump kit were stolen.
January 19, 2014; Burglary: During the morning hours a home on Brown St was entered and multiple items taken.
All incidents are currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Residents are asked to practice good crime prevention techniques and secure their homes, garages and automobiles when left unattended.