From Sgt. Christopher Black:
May 22, 2017; Package Thefts; There were two reports of package thefts, one on Tiffany Pl and one on Yale St.
May 23, 2017; Theft from Auto; Sometime during the overnight hours, a handicap placard was removed from an unsecured vehicle on East Cedar Ln.
May 25, 2017; Burglary; During the morning hours, entry was forced to a home on Fernwood Rd. A game console was reportedly stolen
May 25, 2017; Shoplifting; At approximately 9:20 AM a male shoplifted multiple items from the Walgreens on Springfield Ave. A male fitting the description provided by employees was stopped a short distance away. The male later identified as twenty-one year old Rickell Polen of Irvington, was found to be in possession of the stolen items. He was subsequently arrested and charged with shoplifting.
May 26, 2017; Theft; At approximately 9:15 PM, an employee of the Extra Supermarket on Irvington Ave had his phone stolen after placing it down on a shelf.
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. Thank you