Thursday, October 8, 2009
Police make arrest after car break-in
Maplewood police report that the alleged perpetrator of at least two thefts from cars in late September was arrested. Police say that on Wednesday, Sept. 30, a repairman working on an Elmwood Ave. home saw 35-year-old Irvington man Robert Chavers searching around his work van. When the repairman confronted Chavers, Chavers reportedly fled towards Orchard Road, where a Maplewood police Sergaent spotted him. Chavers reportedly ran when approached by the policeman, and was later arrested on Brookwood drive after an alleged struggle. Police believe Chavers broke into two other vehicles in the area and stole GPS units and other items. He was charged with Eluding, Resisting Arrest, Possession of CDS, Criminal Mischief, and Theft. Police also …
Friday, October 2, 2009
Police have released more information about yesterday's assault on Oregon Street.
Police Friday afternoon released more detailed information about Thursday's stabbing report. According to the press statement, on October 1, at approximately 4:04 p.m., Maplewood Police Central Dispatch received several reports of a large group fighting with weapons on Oregon Street. Multiple MPD units responded and found a group of possibly over 10 individuals fighting in the street. Officers determined a 17-year-old male had a stab wound on his back. Medical assistance was requested. Several individuals fled and were pursued by police into Union. Additional units were called to the scene when assaults continued despite the presence of the officers, and arrests were made. Police believe two groups comprised of young adults and teenagers…
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Man detained on summons for $150.
On Monday, Sep. 7, Westfield police arrested Kevin Sheridan, 38, of the Vauxhall section of Union Township on an outstanding warrant from Maplewood in the amount of $150. The arrest followed a traffic stop at the intersection of East Broad Street and North Chesnut Street on the outskirts of downtown Westfield. Sheridan was released after posting $150 in bail to Westfield officials. He was also issued a motor vehciles summons by Westfield for driving without his driver's license on him.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Man robbed at gunpoint.
According to a police report, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, a man walking on South Crescent Road was robbed by an armed assailant. The victim was reportedly listening to his iPhone when he felt someone put an object on his back. Police say the man realized he was being robbed and handed his iPhone and his credit cards to the thief, who fled towards Valley Street. Shortly after the robbery occurred, police found a parked car in the lot of the Quick Chek on Stuyvesant Avenue that held the stolen iPhone and a loaded .40 caliber firearm. After an investigation, police charged 22-year-old Maplewood resident Michael Rodney with robbery while armed, possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm for unlawful purposes.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Police decline to give information about last night's report.
Maplewood police were releasing few details Thursday on a report Wednesday evening of an emotionally disturbed man with a knife on Tuscan Road. Officers were called to the Tuscan Road home, where the man lived, about 9 p.m., after a call from a family member. Maplewood police Captain Paul Conlon indicated that no one was seriously injured in the incident. The name of the man was not released. He was taken to East Orange Hospital for psychiatric observation. Police did not say if charges were filed.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Two homes were illegally entered and robbed.
Two burglaries occurred in the township in late August, police said this week. Police are investigating both incidents. No arrests have been made. On Wednesday, August 19, a Brookside Road resident told police that his home had been entered via an open front window sometime between 10 am and 6:30 pm. The thief reportedly made off with an LG brand LCD television, a Canon digital camera, a Nikon camera and a portable DVD player. The following day, a Prospect street resident reported that her home was broken into, and robbed of gold jewelry. The suspects evidently gained entry to the home by forcing open the front door. A home and a business reported burglaries earlier this month.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Suspect reportedly tried to enter two occupied homes.
Last week, a South Orange man was arrested by Maplewood police after allegedly attempting to break into a string of houses. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, a Tuscan road resident called police concerning reports about a man acting suspiciously. Reportedly, after ringing the home’s doorbell, the suspect— later identified as Lonnie Askew, 37, of South Orange—attempted to open the home’s back door. An occupant of the home called police, and provided them with a description of the man and information about where he seemed to be heading. Askew reportedly attempted to gain entry into a Rutgers St. shortly after the Tuscan Road resident’s call to the police. An occupant of the Rutgers St. home called police, saying a man was trying to open the back door …
Friday, August 14, 2009
A man walking home from the train station was robbed by four minors on July 28.
A man walking home from the train station at about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, was assaulted by a group of four juveniles, who took his wallet and cell phone near West South Orange Avenue near Briar Court. Police responded to a report of a fight, but three of the minors had fled before they arrived. The fourth, a 15-year-old Maplewood resident, stayed to fight with the man and was taken into custody. A follow-up investigation by Det. Mark Garrett led to the arrest of two 15-year-olds from South Orange and another 15-year-old from Maplewood. In addition to the assault of a JESPY House resident near the flagpole at South Orange and Irvington avenues on Saturday, The Local reported two additional downtown assaults: that of a 13-year-old …
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Cars are still targets for thieves.
Two unlocked cars were reportedly broken into in Maplewood in August, police say. The robberies come after similar reports from July. On Friday, Aug. 7, a Hudson Avenue resident told police that someone entered his unlocked vehicle. The car’s radio was missing and parts of the interior were reportedly damaged. On Sunday, Aug. 9, the owner of a car parked on Lindsley Avenue told police that the vehicle had been broken into sometime during the previous evening. The car was parked and unlocked. A black iPod and $45 in cash were reportedly taken.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
South Orange Police reportedly saw the drug in the man's car.
A driver—later identified as Dave Eliassaint, 21, of Maplewood—was stopped for failing to observe a traffic signal at South Orange Avenue. and Scotland Road shortly before 11 p.m. Police say a clear ziplock bag containing green vegetation that appeared to be marijuana was spotted in the driver side cup holder, and Eliassaint was placed under arrest by Officers Sally Reaves and John Niedzinski and taken to headquarters for processing. A subsequent search of the vehicle reportedly turned up a large clear ziplock bag of marijuana in a backpack, which also contained a large number of smaller ziplock bags, two packages of black bags, one package of clear bags and a scale. According to a police report, a search of Eliassaint's pockets turned up…