Monday, June 10, 2013
Elizabeth man is believed to be responsible for apartment burglaries in Essex County, police said.
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Monday, June 10
An Elizabeth man who is believed to be responsible for apartment burglaries in several Essex County towns—and for allegedly stealing a sheriff's badge—was arrested last week, according to NorthJersey.com. East Rutherford Police charged Raymond Rouland, 45, on June 7 with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft of moveable property and one count of credit card fraud, the article said. More charges are likely, the article said. Rouland is believed to be responsible for other burglaries in Montclair, Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn and Kearny, the article said. Authorities seized items from Rouland's residence that were allegedly stolen in the burglaries, including an Essex County Sheriff's badge, the article said.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Man caught on tape burglarizing a West Orange Chinese Restaurant is also wanted in Montclair, Millburn, Verona and Fairfield.
A man suspected in more than 150 commercial burglaries in four New Jersey counties over the last two years has been caught on surveillance tape by the West Orange Police Department. The video of the serial burglar's last known job, on Nov. 18 at 4:30 a.m., at the #1 Chinese Kitchen on Main Street, depicts the man breaking into the restaurant by smashing the lower half of a glass door, crawling through the opening, and rummaging through the cash register. He found the register empty and left 15 minutes later, police said. Once police captured the man’s appearance on tape, they were able to get his face out across state channels, West Orange Det. Edwin Diaz said. "Bergen County Prosecutor's office has him tied to 150 burglaries already …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The following information was provided by the Maplewood Police Department.
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Friday, February 24, 2012
A cash register from the main branch of Maplewood Memorial Library was stolen last night. At about 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, Maplewood Police Department officers responded to the Maplewood Library at 51 Baker Street on an alarm activation. The library was closed at the time, and no employees were on the premises. The first officer on the scene observed a man leaving the area of the rear of the library holding a cash register. Upon observing the officer the suspect discarded the cash register and fled into Memorial Park. Officers gave chase on foot but were unable to locate the suspect. The South Orange Police and the Essex County Sheriff’s K-9 unit responded to the scene to assist Maplewood officers in conducting an extensive search of…
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Thieves make off with televisions and a purse.
Two homes were burglarized in the township on the same day in late September, police say. In both cases, the police know how the suspects gained entry, but arrests have not yet been made. The two incidents do not appear to be related. On Friday, Sept. 23, a Nelson Place resident told police that their home had been broken into during daylight hours. The victim told police that the burglar entered the home by pushing in an air conditioner at the rear of the building. Two television sets, a 32-inch Sylvania flat screen and a 50-inch Vizio flat screen, were taken from the residence. Police say witnesses reported a U-Haul truck with New York registration was in the area at the time of the theft. That evening, a Hillcrest Road residence was …
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The late night incident is oddly complicated.
Usually when I’m writing these crime items, I use the first sentence or two to sum up the police report. An incident from this week defies such easy categorization. It has too many intriguing elements, including theft from a motor vehicle, a bicycle chase, a hiding spot, marijuana and more. According to Maplewood police, shortly before 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, police responded to a report of a car getting burglarized near Boyden Avenue. When they arrived, two suspects fled from the scene on bicycles. One of them, a juvenile from Newark, was apprehended. Another, 18-year-old Irvington resident Rashon Spruill, was found hiding under a deck on 44th St. Police say a search of the suspects revealed some stolen items, plus four bags of …
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 7, 2009
A home and a business are robbed in July and August.
Maplewood police say two burglaries occurred in the township in late July and early August. One break-in occurred at a business, and another at a home. On Friday, July 31, the owner of a business on Parker Avenue reported that the business was broken into and robbed by unknown actors. Police say the thieves gained access by prying open a security gate and entering an unlocked front door. The items missing from the store include an undetermined amount of cash, telephone calling cards and cigarettes. The following day, an Evelyn Court resident reported that his or her home had been burglarized. The incident is believed to have occurred sometime between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. The rear door of the residence was reportedly unlocked. The thieves …
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Police say one man is also a suspect in a theft in Maplewood.
South Orange police have released still photos taken from security cameras of two men wanted in connection with three burglaries, including one in Maplewood. The pair were videotaped on security cameras entering a Vose Avenue building on July 24. Residents later told police that a large Seton Hall duffel bag containing athletic equipment, U.S. Open tennis tickets, a Sony digital camera, an IBM laptop, and jewelry including a diamond tennis bracelet and two watches had been stolen. Police said one of the men matches the description of a suspect, who tried to enter an apartment off of Ward Place on the same afternoon. Officers say that individual is also a suspect in a break-in in Maplewood in June. South Orange police are asking anyone with…
Friday, July 24, 2009
Man was arrested in connection with crimes in South Orange and Millburn.
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Friday, July 24, 2009
This week, Millburn police arrested a former Short Hills man in connection to recent burglaries in towns including Millburn, Maplewood and South Orange. Investigative efforts by Millburn, South Orange and Maplewood police resulted in the Millburn charges against Clark. James Clark, 38, of Newark was arrested in connection with two of the recent burglaries. He was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of fraudulent use of credit cards, two counts of forgery, two counts of impersonation and identity theft, credit card theft, theft of moveable property and receiving stolen property. Clark is accused of entering a motor vehicle on July 16 on Hemlock Road in Millburn and a home on Colonial Way in Millburn on July 18. Police reported …