Three burglaries and four thefts occurred in Maplewood Township between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12, according to a police report.
Two homes were entered and burglarized on Monday, Sept. 9, police said. In the first incident, on Parker Ave., a resident returned to find their home was forcefully entered and cash, jewelry and electronics had been stolen.
That same night, a home on Van Ness Terr. Was also forcefully entered and several items including an X-box were stolen, police said.
“On September 10th, a resident of South Orange came to headquarters and reported that the previous night a male came from behind him and grabbed his cell phone and ran away,” police said. The incident occurred by Lexington Ave. and Tuscan Street around 9:15 p.m.
A Dodge Caravan was stolen from 50 Burnett Ave. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to the report.
“The vehicle had not been seen in several days,” police said. “When it was entered stolen, it was discovered that it had already been recovered by Newark PD.”
During the night of Thursday, Sept. 12, a vehicle window was broken and a wallet was stolen in the driveway of a home on Wetmore Ave., police said.
All incidents are currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau and police are reminding residents to practice good crime prevention techniques and secure their garages and automobiles when left unattended.