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 …
Thursday, August 6, 2009
In July and August, there were thefts from and of cars in the Township.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, August 6, 2009
According to Maplewood Police reports, there were two crimes in late July involving automobiles. On Friday, July 31, an unlocked car was reportedly broken into on Boyden Avenue. A number of items were stolen from the car, including two Maglite flashlights, an iPod and a GPS unit. GPS units were common targets for thieves a couple months ago, but reports of their thefts have tapered off. Click here for tips on securing GPS units in cars. More recently and more seriously, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, an automobile was reportedly stolen from Parker Avenue. According to a police report, a green 2000 Plymouth Voyager minivan went missing sometime after 1 am.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
A week in crime, with an automotive theme
The crimes investigated by Maplewood police in late January all involved cars, but varied in severity. For instance, while the Tuesday, Jan. 20 auto-related crime reported on Elberta Road was undoubtedly no treat for the victim, it seems like a minor inconvenience compared to other reports from the week. Police reports say a thief broke into an SUV and stole a GPS unit and a small change purse containing an unknown number of coins. The theft of GPS units, which can cost upwards of $500, have been on the rise nationally. The FBI reported a jaw-dropping 700 percent increase in GPS theft from 2007 to 2008. It’s one thing to wake up and see your GPS was swiped. It’s another thing altogether to realize your car is gone. Early on the morning of …