Police & Fire

Rash of Thefts in Maplewood

June 30, 2014 at 2:16 PM

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:

June 23, 2014; Burglary; At approximately 11:25 a.m., officers responded to an alarm activation on Irvington Ave.  Upon their arrival at the residence they discovered that a burglary had occurred. The homeowner responded and reported that a tablet was missing from the home.

June 23, 2014; Theft from Auto; A Mercedes parked in the driveway of a Parker Avenue home had its passenger side window broken and a bag, cell phone and glasses stolen from it.

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June 24, 2014; Burglary; During the morning hours, entry was forced into an apartment of a multifamily home on Harding Street.  A laptop and a large amount of change were reported stolen.

June 25, 2014; Bicycle Theft; Sometime over a three-day period an unsecured bicycle was stolen from the rear yard of a Princeton Street home.

June 25, 2014; Theft; At approximately 5:30 p.m., a male sitting on a porch on Laurel Avenue was approached by a male who reached into his pocket and removed cash. The male then ran west on Springfield Ave toward Union.

June 25, 2014; Theft; At 6 p.m., a 17-year-old female was walking  in the area of 1529 Springfield Ave. talking on her cell phone.  A male on a bicycle approached her from behind, grabbed the phone and rode off with it. The victim was not injured.

June 26, 2014; Theft; At approximately 8:15 p.m., a pedestrian was walking on Newark Way when two males in a vehicle asked to use his cell phone. The victim allowed the males to use the phone and while doing so they drove away with the phone.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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