Lt. Christopher Black of theMaplewood Police Departent issued the following Police Blotter which includes the recovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of a man for shoplifting.

August 21, 2019; Motor Vehicle Theft; During the overnight hours a vehicle parked in the driveway on Oakland Rd was stolen.  It was later recovered in Newark.

August 22, 2019; Shoplifting; At approximately 4:15 pm, a male took batteries and soap and fled the CVS on Valley St without paying.

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August 23, 2019; Thefts from Autos; During the early morning hours two work vans parked in a lot on Rutgers St were entered and tools were stolen.

August 23, 2019; Theft from Auto; An unsecured vehicle parked on Lexington Ave was entd between 11pm and 2:30 am.  A wallet and sneakers were stolen from the vehicle.

August 26, 2019; Package Theft; Between 6 and 6:30 pm a package was stolen from in front of a home on Ball Pl.

August 27, 2019; Shoplifting; Samuel McClain, age 48 of Irvington was arrested after concealing several containers of Red Bull in a bag and leaving Wawa without paying for them.

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.