August 6 2020; Bicycle Theft; Between 6-6:30 p.m. a bicycle left unlocked outside the Dollar Store on Springfield Avenue was stolen.

August 6, 2020; Bicycle Theft; Between 8:30-9:30 p.m. an unsecured bicycle was stolen from Underhill Field.

August 10, 2020; Theft from Auto; At approximately 10 a.m. an unsecured vehicle parked at the fuel pumps at Wawa was entered and a cell phone was stolen from it while the owner was inside the store.

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August 12, 2020;Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 0425 a.m., a vehicle left running was stolen from the Wawa on Springfield Avenue.

August 13, 2020; Theft; Between 4-5 p.m. a bag containing a cell phone was stolen from the basketball courts at Memorial Park.



August 17, 2020; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours a vehicle parked on Meadowbrook Rd was entered through an open sunroof and a wallet was stolen.

August 22, 2020; At approximately 1:30 a.m. a resident of Plymouth Ave observed several individuals in their vehicle attempting to steal it. Officers were able to locate and take into custody a juvenile from Belleville for the attempted theft.

In addition to the above events there were eight separate shoplifting incidents between August 7 and August 22.



The Maplewood Police Department works hard to protect the residents and their property.  We are asking that you assist us in this effort by making sure all vehicles and homes are properly secured at all times. All charges are merely accusations. Each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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