Maplewood Police Arrest Man in Bike Theft

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Maplewood Police arrested a 33-year old East Orange man who allegedly stole a bicycle from a driveway on Wellesley Street on Saturday, according to Sgt. Christopher Black.

Office Bertone saw the man, Christopher Gaskins, enter the driveway at around 3:45 a.m. and come out on a bicycle, said Black. The officer stopped Gaskins, who admitted to stealing the bike, and arrested him.

There were more bike thefts, as well as thefts from unlocked cars, in this week’s blotter. Lock those cars, folks!

September 8, 2014; Theft from Motor Vehicle; During the overnight hours two unlocked vehicle, one on Curtiss Pl and one on Lexington Ave were entered and items removed. A GPS unit and a cell phone charging cord were reported stolen.

September 8, 2014; Bicycle Theft; Two bicycle were stolen within the previous day from an open shed on Ridgewood Terr. The bicycles were recovered.

September 8, 2014; MV Thefts; During the overnight hours a Nissan Murano was stolen from an Irvington Ave residence. It was later recovered by the State Police.

September 9, 2014; Theft from Motor Vehicle; During the overnight hours three unlocked vehicles were entered. One vehicle on Maplewood Ave and two on North Ter. GPS units and headphones were reported stolen.

September 9, 2014; Attempt MV Theft; During the overnight hours, an SUV was stolen from a home on Sagamore Rd, but was recovered as it was stuck on a retaining wall at the home during the theft.

September 10, 2014; Theft from Motor Vehicle; A resident of Curtiss Pl reported that sometime within the last two days they believe their unlocked car was entered. A flashlight that is normally in the vehicle was found on the lawn.


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