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Maplewood Man Arrested, Charged with Burglary on Tuesday

December 11, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Samuel Skeete, age 21, of Maplewood was arrested and charged with burglary and eluding, along with numerous outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions, according to a press release from Maplewood Police Chief Jim DeVaul.

Maplewood police responded to a call at about 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, that there was a burglary in progress at a home on Park Avenue, between ...

Suspect in Armed Robbery in Millburn-Union Whole Foods Parking Lot Still at Large

UNION, NJ – An armed robbery in the parking lot of the Millburn-Union Whole Foods has police and Union County Crime Stoppers asking the public for help.

Police say that on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at about 8 p.m., a woman reported that as she was loading her bags in the trunk of her car at the Whole Foods at 2245 Springfield Ave., a man approached her, displayed a handgun and demanded ...

Maplewood Police Arrest 17-year-old from Irvington, Recover Car Stolen from Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ — Police have arrested a 21-year-old Irvington man and a teenager in connection with the theft of a vehicle that was later used in an Essex County robbery, authorities said Monday.

Dquan Dupont, of Irvington, had stolen the car left running in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 800 block of Central Avenue in Westfield Nov. 24, acting Westfield Police Chief ...

Maplewood Township Committee and the Maplewood Police Department Issues Response to NJ.com "The Force Report"

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Maplewood Township and and the Maplewood Police Department have issued the following response to "The Force Report" that was published elsewhere earlier.

Maplewood Township and the Maplewood Police Department are committed to fairness and respect for all individuals in our community.  The Maplewood Township Committee and Maplewood Police Department are aware of ...

Sparta Police: Red Wine in Cup Holder Gets Weaving Woman from South Orange DWI

SPARTA, NJ –  A South Orange woman who was weaving on Route 15 is facing driving while intoxicated charges. On November 17,around 7 p.m., Police Officer Brian Porter saw Barrie Rodner, 43, unable to stay in her lane in her black Nissan SUV, police said.

Rodner was stopped and when the officer spoke with her, he smelled alcohol. Porter asked Rodner and she said she had ...

Maplewood Fire Department Dedicates New Engine and Holds First Annual Community Open House

 MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Fire Department held their first annual open house and dedicated their new engine on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The open house was a chance to welcome the community, exhibit equipment, and demonstrate life-saving equipment, including how the "Jaws of Life" can be used to rescue an entrapped person from a vehicle.

Maplewood Fire Chief Michael ...

South Orange Fire Department Provides Mutual Aid While West Orange Firefighters Battle Blaze on Harrison Avenue in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A structure fire in the Lourdes neighborhood near downtown West Orange caused a stretch of Harrison Avenue to be shut down on Saturday evening.

The West Orange Fire Department battled the blaze near the corner of Harrison Avenue near Elm Street. Officials said a vehicle fire ignited a nearby two-car garage and an attic apartment at 51 Harrison ...

Thursday's Snowstorm in SOMA Causes Cancellations, Closures, Gridlock, Impassable Streets, Major School Bus Delays

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A snowstorm on Thursday caused cancellations, closures, major traffic problems, and impassable streets that prevented school buses from completing their routes.

Here are the latest updates:

From Maplewood Police at 4:20 p.m.:

All Jitney routes are cancelled due to emergency weather (snow) conditions.
Roads are currently unsafe for travel.

From ...

Police Say No Credible Threat From 'Inappropriate Picture of a Weapon' on Columbia H.S. Student's Social Media Account

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Columbia High School (CHS) Administrative Team sent an email to CHS families at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, informing them that a student had shown school administration an "inappropriate picture of a weapon on another student's Instagram account."

School administrators worked with the Maplewood Police Department, and "determined there is no ...

Maplewood Police Officers Hold 'Pets For Vets' 5K Run Fundraiser on Veterans Day

MAPLWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood PBA (Local #44) with the help of the Maplewood Police Department's Community Service Bureau, hosted a 5k "Pets For Vets" 5K run, which was a fundraiser for Troopers Assisting Troopers, a NJ State Police organization that raises money to purchase service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD.

The Pets for Vets run was held in Maplewood ...

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