April 5 - Shoplifting; At approximately 3:15 p.m. officers responded to the Extra Supermarket on Irvington Ave on a reported shoplifter. Jean Legerme, age 21 of Newark was detained by security for attempting to leave the store without paying for several items. He was arrested, taken into custody and later released after being charged on a summons.
April 5 - Shoplifting; At approximately 7:45 p.m. a male took several bottles of detergent and walked out of The Dollar Store on Springfield Ave without paying for the items.
April 7 - Theft; Sometime during the previous day, a temporary license plate was stolen off of a vehicle parked on Troy Court.
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April 9 - Package Theft; During the daytime hours, a package was stolen from in front of a home on Broadview Avenue. A vehicle fitting the description of the vehicle used in the theft was later located at approximately 4:30 p.m. A motor vehicle stop was initiated and the investigation on scene led to the arrest of 29 year old Darrell Allen and 28 year old Jevon Bowman both of Irvington for the theft. The proceeds were also recovered and returned to the victim.
April 9 - Package Theft; A resident of Midland Blvd reported that several hours earlier at approximately 1:45 p.m. a package was removed from in front of their home. Through investigation it was determined that Mr Bowman was responsible for this theft as well and he was charged with theft by the Detective Bureau.
April 9 - Motor Vehicle Theft; Sometime during the overnight hours, a vehicle was stolen from a repair shop on Newark Way.
April 12 - Shoplifting; At 12:45 p.m., a male took a cell phone charger and left the 7-11 on Irvington Avenue without paying.
April 13 - Shoplifting; At 2:35 a.m., a male took candy off of the shelf and left the 7-11 on Irvington Avenue without paying.
April 14 - Theft; A customer of Express Laundry World on Springfield Ave reported that sometime between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. her cell phone was taken of off a table.
April 15 - Shoplifting; At approximately 11:15 p.m., officers responded to the 7-11 on Springfield Ave. It was reported that prior to officers arrival, a male had taken several bottles of Dayquil and other medicines and fled without paying.
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