February 12 - Theft; A resident from Burroughs Way reported that sometime over the past day, a snow blower was stolen from an open garage.

February 17- Theft from Auto; At approximately 5:15 p.m., two males were observed going through vehicles on Hillcrest Rd.  Officers responded to the area and were able to locate two males fitting the description. The males, 18 year old Idris Carter of South Orange and 18 year old Mike St Aime of Roselle were positively identified and arrested.

Over the past several weeks Maplewood and many surrounding towns have had an increase in auto thefts.  The vast majority of these thefts are of vehicles left running or with the key/key fob left inside them.  Please remove these items from vehicle, secure your vehicles at all times and refrain from leaving vehicles running.

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.