Sunday, May 19, 2013
Maplewood Police report SUV taken Sunday afternoon on Boyden Ave.
Two men allegedly stole a car Sunday afternoon after the car's owner had pulled over to check for a flat tire, said Lt. Dean Naddeo of the Maplewood Police Department. The owner, a Maplewood resident, had stopped his Porsche Cayenne SUV on Boyden Avenue near Orchard Road at around 2 p.m. Sunday to check if his tire was flat, said Naddeo, who said the man got out of the car and left the keys in the ignition. While the man was out of the car, two men jumped in and drove off toward Irvington, said Naddeo. There was no force used and no weapons were shown, Naddeo said. Police are investigating the incident.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Man identified as suspect in Maplewood incident believed to be involved in other armed robberies in area.
The Essex County Sheriff's Office posted a $5,000 cash reward on Thursday for information that leads to the arrest of two men wanted in connection with eleven armed robberies of convenience stores, liquor stores and gas stations in towns in three North Jersey counties since February 1, said Sheriff Armando Fontoura. One of the men has been identified as having robbed and shot the owner of MS&K Confectionery at 745 Prospect Street on April 1, said Fontoura. The man was also recently identified as allegedly robbing a Belleville convenience store on April 14 and being part of a two-man armed robbery at a liquor store in Linden on April 17. In both incidents, the man was carrying a red messenger bag on his shoulder, which contained zipties …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Maplewood Police believe two separate incidents are related.
Thieves stole a cellphone from a woman and headphones from a teenage boy in two incidents that police believe are related, said Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino. In the first incident, three men in a light-colored car stopped a 16-year-old boy walking near the intersection of Summit Avenue and Plymouth Avenue last Wednesday around 6:15 p.m. and asked directions. When the boy approached the car, one of the men grabbed his headphones and the car drove away. Less than fifteen minutes later, at 6:27 p.m., an 18-year-old woman was walking on Tuscan Road when a light-colored car pulled up and stopped near her, said Cimino. Two men got out of the car and took her cell phone out of her hand before getting back into the car and driving away, …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Unlocked cars and garages are targeted, police said.
Half a dozen Plymouth Avenue households had items including bicycles, GPS and in one case, a briefcase, taken from unlocked cars and garages early Tuesday morning, said Capt. John Perna of the Maplewood Police Department. Someone entered and rummaged through cars parked in the driveways of four homes on Plymouth Ave and one on Burnett Terrace, and entered detached garages at two other houses on Plymouth, taking a bicycle from each, said Perna. One of the bicycles was recovered on the premises it was taken from and the other bicycle was recovered on a neighboring property, Perna said. All of the cars and garages had been left unlocked, said Perna. Tom Reingold said that his wife's bicycle was taken out of their yard and left leaned up …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
After three officers were slightly injured in a struggle, the Maplewood man led cops on foot chase.
Maplewood Police arrested two men after an early morning foot chase Sunday, and one man was found to be carrying a loaded handgun after he was captured, said Capt. John Perna. Officers responded to an anonymous call reporting two suspicious men in the area of Chancellor Avenue and Springfield Avenue on Sunday at 3:45 a.m. The officers checked the men for warrants and arrested Kendall Edwards, 28 of Maplewood on an outstanding traffic warrant, said Perna. The second man, 27-year-old Maplewood resident Handral Jean-Philippe, was also found to have an outstanding traffic warrant, Perna said. When officers tried to arrest Jean-Philippe he struggled with them, slightly injuring three of them, and fled on foot. After a short chase, Officer …
Group of men allegedly punch and kick man on his way home from work.
A group of men reportedly jumped a 24-year-old Maplewood man as he was walking home from work early Monday morning, beating him and stealing his wallet, said Capt. John Perna. The incident happened at 12:45 a.m. when the man was approached by a group of 4-5 men on Tuscan Street, said Perna. The men allegedly assaulted him and took his wallet before fleeing on foot, Perna said. The man received abrasions but was not seriously injured, said Perna, and no weapons were reported to have been used. Maplewood Police detectives are actively investigating the incident, said Perna.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Kickoff meeting is Monday, April 22 at Maplewood Memorial Library
The Maplewood Community Action Program (MCAP), a new community building initiative, will hold its first meeting Monday, April 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Maplewood Memorial Library. MCAP is open to all Maplewood residents. The launch meeting will feature reports from Maplewood Police Chief Robert Cimino and an officer from the department's Crime Prevention Unit, as well as from Director of Public Works Eric Burbank. Township Committeewoman India Larrier will also attend. Township Committeeman Marlon K. Brownlee, who heads the Public Safety Committee and is spearheading MCAP, said the program's goal is to ensure that life in Maplewood is as good as possible for all residents. Brownlee said the idea stemmed from the PTA Presidents Council …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Police chief will be joined by TC member Marlon K. Brownlee at April 18 Hilton Neighborhood Assn. meeting.
This article was updated with additional information at 4:55 p.m. Maplewood Chief of Police Robert Cimino and Township Committee Member Marlon K. Brownlee, Chairperson of Maplewood's Public Safety Committee, will address public safety issues in the town at the Hilton Neighborhood Association meeting on Thursday, April 18 at the DeHart Community Center (120 Burnett Avenue) at 7:30 p.m. The topic of the meeting is "Community and Crime Deterrence." Attendees are invited to bring their questions, concerns and ideas to the meeting. Brownlee will speak briefly about the Maplewood Community Action Program (MCAP), a new community building initiative he is spearheading that will kick off on April 22 at the Maplewood Memorial Library main branch …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Essex County Sheriff's Office will pay $2,500 for information leading to arrest.
Authorities from the Essex County Sheriff's Office posted a cash reward Wednesday for $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest of the man wanted for an armed robbery and shooting of a Maplewood storekeeper. The Crimestoppers program will pay up to $2,500 for details of the April 1 shooting at MS&K Confectionary Store at 745 Springfield Ave., said Sheriff Armando Fontoura. The shooting took place at approximately 1 p.m. According to Maplewood police, the suspect entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded the shopkeeper open the cash register. Shortly thereafter, a struggle ensued and the shopkeeper was shot once in the torso. The gunman fled the store on foot. The suspect is described as a medium- to light-skinned African …