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Retirement Plans for Maplewood Police Chief Almost Finalized; National Search for Replacement Planned

September 20, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - At their meeting on Tuesday, September 19, the Maplewood Township Committee discussed retirement plans for Police Chief Robert Cimino, who was placed on administrative leave and asked to resign on August 1 for his part in police misconduct following the July 5, 2016 fireworks.

Maplewood Township officials are close to a deal with Cimino that will likely lead to his ...

Maplewood Township Close To Retirement Agreement For Troubled Police Chief

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Seven weeks after placing Police Chief Robert Cimino on paid leave for his part in police misconduct following the July 5, 2016 fireworks, Maplewood Township officials are close to a deal with Cimino that will likely lead to his retirement, sources said.

And such an agreement could be announced as soon as tonight’s Maplewood Township Committee ...

Promised Police Brutality Lawsuit Still Not Filed

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It has been nearly four weeks since the attorney for a local Maplewood teen accusing the police department of abusing him during the July 5, 2016, incidents announced plans for a federal lawsuit against the cops.

But as of last Friday, no such lawsuit has been filed in either state or federal courts for Jason McDougall, 17, of Maplewood who claimed he was maced, ...

Disgraced Maplewood Police Captain Walks Away With $37,000 Payout

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Police Capt. Joshua Cummis, who was placed on leave last month for his part in the July 5, 2016, incidents of police abuse, is retiring with more than $37,000 in compensation.

The Maplewood Township Committee (TC) Tuesday night unanimously approved a resolution that gives Cummis $37,218.27 in compensation, including more than $14,000 in compensatory time and more ...

Maplewood Police Respond to Burglary in Process at Springfield Ave. ATM Machine

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood police responded to a robbery in progress at an ATM machine on Springfield Ave., at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning, August 29, according to a release from the Maplewood Police Department.

A 66-year-old man from Maplewood reported that he was withdrawing money at the ATM machine at 1521 Springfield Ave. when "he was confronted by 3 male juveniles," ...

Maplewood F.D. Puts Out Two-Alarm Fire on Springfield Avenue

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Fire Department responded to a fire at 1865 Springfield Ave. on Monday morning at about 8:30 a.m., and sounded a second alarm. By 9 a.m. the bulk of the fire had been extinguished, with the fire declared "under control" at 8:53 a.m., according to an update from the Maplewood Fire Department.

The fire was in a vacant, 1-story building, which was ...

Captain Cummis Status Addressed at Special Meeting of Maplewood Township Committee on August 21

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Police Capt. Joshua Cummis, who was placed on leave following outrage related to police activities on July 5, 2016, has withdrawn plans to retire at the end of August, prompting the Maplewood Township Committee to move forward with a resolution ensuring he will leave by Sept. 30.

During a special meeting of the Maplewood Township Committee on Monday, August 21, ...

Fire Caused from Car Crashing into Springfield Ave. Building in Maplewood on Friday Night

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - As diners were enjoying their meals at the restaurant Nuestra Tierra on Springfield Avenue a little after 10 p.m. on Friday night, August 18, a car crashed into the side of the building, located at the corner of Wellesley Street and Springfield Avenue. 

The car hit another car which was parked next to the building as well as an electrical ...

Two 'Persons of Interest' Identified in Connection with Murder of Maplewood Woman

NEWARK, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying two persons of interest in connection with the murder of Deborah Burton of Maplewood earlier this year, according to a release on Thursday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose.

Burton, age ...

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