June 27, 2020; Stolen Vehicle; An unsecured vehicle parked on Claremont Ave with the key fob in it was stolen during the overnight hours. It was recovered in Belleville.

June 27, 2020; Robbery; At approximately 10:45 p.m. a 22-year-old male waiting at the bus stop in front of Maplewood Diner was assaulted by two males and his wallet and backpack taken. The males fled on Chancellor Ave into Irvington following the robbery. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

June 29, 2020; Attempted Auto Theft; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle parked in a lot on the 1500 block of Springfield Ave was entered. Damage consistent with an attempted theft of the vehicle was caused to the steering column and ignition.

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June 30, 2020; Theft from Auto; At approximately 1:30 p.m. a wallet was stolen from an unsecured vehicle parked in the driveway of a home on Burr Rd.

July 5, 2020; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 7:45 p.m., a bicycle left outside of Wawa on Springfield Avenue unsecured was stolen.

July 5, 2020; Stolen Vehicle; At approximately 8 a.m., a vehicle parked at Wawa was stolen by an acquaintance of the owner who was seated in the passenger seat while the owner entered the store. The vehicle was later recovered in Newark.

July 6, 2020: Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours, entry was forced to a work van parked on the 1800 block of Springfield Ave and several tools were stolen.

July 6, 2020; Package Thefts; On two different occasions on this date packages were stolen from the front of a home on Ohio St.

During the period of June 25 to July 14, there were five shoplifting incidents in addition to the above incidents.

 

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. Thank You.

 

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