Friday, July 13, 2012
The men arrested are charged with beating and robbing a South Orange man in Maplewood.
Four South Orange men have been charged for the July 3 beating and robbing of another South Orange resident on Woodland Road in Maplewood. Marcus Jones, 19, Armand Spears, 20, Patrice Golden, 19, and Lateef Ahre, 20, were arrested Friday, July 6, and charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. A 21-year-old South Orange man was walking home from a party in Maplewood at around 1:30 a.m., July 3, when Jones, Spears, Golden and Ahre allegedly pulled up to him in a car. According to police, the four knocked the man unconscious and stole his backpack, wallet, headphones and cell phone. The injured man called 9-1-1 after he woke up. He told police he knew his attackers and was able to identify them. He was then taken to the hospital …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The investigation into the early-morning assault is ongoing.
Police have arrested three men and are looking for a fourth after a man was hit in the head and robbed while walking down South Ridgewood Road. The names of the men arrested have not been released yet, and it is not known if they were in Maplewood or county lockup. On Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. a man, whose was also not identified, was walking down Ridgewood Road when he was hit in the head and robbed. He was taken by the South Orange Rescue Squad to the hospital with minor head injuries. After being under observation for a few hours, he was released. It is still unclear as to whether or not he was hit with a weapon. The injured man told police he knew his attackers and was able to identify them. Police said they used his information to make the…
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The robbery followed scuffle with group of teens.
According to Police reports, two 16-year-olds were attacked by a group of male teens near Maplecrest Park. Police say two teens, a male and a female, were approached by about five or six black males as they were walking on Boyden Parkway on Sunday, Oct. 4 shortly after midnight. Reportedly, an altercation began, and a member of the group struck the male in the face. Another member of the group then tried to yank the female’s purse from her shoulder, but police say she was able to hold on to it. The 16-year-old female yelled for help, and a nearby resident told the group she would call the police. The group fled with the girls cell phone and were last seen running towards Boyden Ave. One of the suspect is described as a black male, 17 years…
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
But video from surveillance cameras reportedly did not capture attack.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009
Postal authorities say they have received enough tips from nearby residents to draw a sketch of the suspect in Friday's assault at the U.S. Post Office facility on Springfield Avenue. A postal carrier was attacked and struck with a gun and a bag containing a small amount of cash stolen in the attack, which occurred around the time the post office closed at 2 p.m. Friday, Sep. 4. Postal Inspector Josh Shandler said he hoped to release the sketch later today or Friday once it is completed. But he said that video from surveillance cameras in the rear of the post office apparently was of little help. Instead, interviews with neighbors who lived near the post office provided descriptions of a suspect who had been seen lurking in the area prior …
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The thief took cash, assaulted mail carrier with gun.
Maplewood police today provided some more details about the assault and robbery of a US Post office mail carrier in the parking lot of the Post Office on Springfield Ave. in Maplewood on Friday, Sept. 5. According to a police report, the suspect emerged from bushes behind the Springfield Ave. post office when the mail carrier entered the postal truck. The suspect, a black male, reportedly said “Where’s the money while approaching the victim with a handgun. Maplewood police say the suspect struck the victim with the butt of the gun before fleeing with the US Postal service pouch, which reportedly contained $122 in cash. The incident is under investigation by the US Postal Inspectors.
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 …
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Man was reportedly injured in the attack.
Maplewood police report that a Maplewood resident was injured during a robbery on Friday, July 24. According to police reports, police responded to a robbery near the intersection of Irvington and Wetmore avenues shortly before midnight. A 33-year-old Maplewood resident told police that four black males had attacked him and stole $40 from him. Four suspects, reportedly found running away from the scene of the robbery down Union Avenue, were rounded up shortly after police arrived. Police say the victim identified the group as his assailants. Dion Adams, 18, Maplewood and an unnamed 17-year-old Maplewood resident were charged with robbery and assault. A 15-year-old, also from Maplewood, was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery. The …