In the past week, items have been stolen overnight from unlocked cars on Sommer Avenue, Berkeley Street, Orchard Rd., Plymouth Avenue and Oakland Road, prompting Maplewood Police to offer this message: “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.”
See the full weekly police blotter here:
April 3, 2017; Attempted Burglary; During the daytime hours, entry was attempted to a home on Highland Ave. The homeowner returned home to find a chair placed under a window and the screen pushed up. The window was locked and entry was not made.
April 3, 2017; Shoplifting; At approximately 4:15 PM a male walked out of 7-11 on Irvington Ave with candy and without paying.
April 3, 2017; Shoplifting; At approximately 7:15 PM a male attempted to walk out of a liquor store on the 1700 block of Springfield Ave without paying for a bottle of liquor in his possession. He was confronted by an employee, put down the bottle and fled the store.
April 4, 2017; Theft from Auto; At approximately 11:15 PM a resident observed a male smash the window to a vehicle on Indiana St. The male then removed a small amount of cash that was left in view and fled in an awaiting vehicle.
April 5, 2017; Shoplifting; At approximately 10:30 AM Officers observed a disturbance at the Extra Supermarket on Irvington Ave. Upon investigating the disturbance, it was discovered that a female, Robin Roland, age 49 of South Orange had been stopped after attempting to shoplift from the store. She was taken into custody.
April 5, 2017; Thefts from Autos; Sometime over the overnight hours, two unsecured vehicles parked on Sommer Ave were entered. Change and a CD were reportedly stolen.
April 5, 2017; Motor Vehicle Theft; At 5 AM a Ford van was stolen from the parking lot of Valero Service Station of Boyden Ave. It was later recovered in Irvington.
April 6, 2017; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle parked on Berkeley St was entered and cash removed.
April 8, 2017; Theft from Auto; At approximately 10:15 Hrs, a male was observed in a resident’s unsecured vehicle on Orchard Rd. The resident confronted the male who fled the scene prior to police arrival.
April 9, 2017; Theft from Auto; During the overnight or morning hours an unsecured vehicle parked Plymouth Ave was entered and gift cards stolen.
April 9, 2017; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours two unsecured vehicles on Oakland Rd were entered. A wallet was stolen from one vehicle and change from the second.