Maplewood Police made arrests in two separate robbery/assaults last week, according to Sgt. Christopher Black.
On April 11 at around 10 a.m, a 15-year-old boy from Maplewood was walking on Irvington Ave with a group of other teens when he was assaulted and his money was taken, said Black. South Orange and Maplewood Police responded and stopped several teens in the area; they arrested a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old from Newark, and a 14-year-old from Irvington and charged them with robbery.
On April 12 at around 4:45 p.m., a 24-year-old Maplewood man was in Maplecrest Park when he was allegedly assaulted by 24-year-old Ondre Weekes of Maplewood. Weekes stole the man’s phone and ran away, said Black. Officers found Weekes later in the evening and arrested him. He was charged with robbery and taken to the Essex County Jail, Black said.
Here is the rest of this week’s blotter:
April 12, 2017; Theft; At approximately 6:30 PM a female dropped her wallet while getting into her vehicle at Wawa. A male later identified as Rory Holden, age 47 picked up the wallet and walked away. He was later stopped by officers and found to be in possession of the wallet. He was taken into custody and charged with theft.
April 13, 2017; Bicycle Theft; During the daytime hours a bicycle that was secured on the Maplewood Ave side of the train station was stolen.
April 17, 2017; Bicycle Theft; An unsecured bicycle was stolen from the rear yard of a home on Van Ness Terr. Through investigation it is believed that the theft took place on 4/16 at approximately 8 PM.
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