Maplewood Police Report Rash of Thefts

Multiple thefts and burglaries were reported last week, as well as an attempted robbery.


Maplewood saw a rash of crime last week, including one car stolen and two bicycles taken from the train station, several thefts from vehicles and an attempted daytime robbery of a woman near Orchard Park, according to Sgt. Christopher Black of the Police Department.

In the attempted robbery, two teens tried to grab a cell phone from a Maplewood woman on Parker Ave near Orchard Park at around 5:00 p.m. on June 11, said Black, but the woman was able to ward them off and they ran off on Woodside Road.

A woman on Ohio Street said she had seen a teen in her house on June 14 at 9:45 a.m., Black said. When police arrived, the teen was gone. Police believe the teen entered through a window. Maplewood and Union officers checked the area, but they were unable to find the teen.

A Chrysler Voyager was stolen from in front of a house on Laurel Avenue in the early morning hours of June 14, said Black, and a radio was stolen from an unlocked car parked on Hillcrest Road on the same day.

Black also said that a catalytic converter was taken from a U-Haul truck parked at a business on Newark Way between June 10 and 12.

Residents reported loose change was missing from two unlocked cars on Van Ness Terrace on June 11, Black said, and a wallet and cigarettes were taken from unlocked cars on Henry Pl. and Jacoby Street on June 15.

Locked bicycles were taken from the Maplewood Train Station on the mornings of June 12 and June 17, said Black.

All incidents are currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Residents are asked to practice good crime prevention techniques and secure their garages and automobiles when left unattended.

Carolyn Maynard-Parisi June 21, 2013 at 05:31 PM
To the sharp-eyed readers who emailed to point out that the park near Parker Avenue is Borden Park - not Orchard Park - thank you, and it has been fixed. It was incorrectly named in the release from the Police Dept., but I should have caught the error.
Bizarro June 21, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Can someone please do something about these miscreants from Millburn, Livingston and Chatham coming into our town to pilfer our goods and homes?
James Lawson June 25, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Bizarro, Unfourtunatly it's our borders on the Newark and Irvington side. Boyden Ave seems to be their highway in and out. Noone wants to do stop and frisk on these strange people wandering our streets at all hours because God Forbid we hurt their feelings and not be PC. It worked in New York and if done properly I don't see why it wouldn't work here. It would also send a message to these punks that we are tired and not going to lay down and tolerate this any more.
Patti Johnson July 09, 2013 at 01:04 PM
I am confused. Does the above story have anything to do with Maplewood, MO? I have never heard of any the these streets?


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