MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department
October 1, 2013: Theft; At approximately 2 p.m. a male juvenile was observed removing a package from outside of a Garfield Place residence. Officers responded but were unable to locate the juvenile.
October 2, 2013: Burglary; Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. entry was forced to a home on Prospect Street and jewelry was stolen.
October 2, 2013: Attempted Burglary; A resident of 44th Street returned home and found that a ladder was removed from their garage and placed against their home. An unknown individual or individuals attempted to make entrance to a second story window but, were unsuccessful.
October 3, 2013: Shoplifting; At approximately 1:30 p.m., the department was alerted to a commotion at Kasper’s Liquor Store on Springfield Ave. Officers responded and found that patrons were detaining a male that had attempted to shoplift two bottles of liquor. The male identified as Yamil Lopez, 31, of Newark was arrested and charged with concealing the two bottles in his pants.
All incidents are currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Residents are asked to practice good crime prevention techniques and secure their garages and automobiles when left unattended.