Saturday, December 22, 2012
Maplewood Police said no one was injured in this morning's incident at Bank of America.
This article was updated at 6:45 p.m. Maplewood Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating a robbery that took place at the Bank of America on Maplewood Avenue Saturday morning. According to police, no one was injured in the incident that occurred at 10:41 a.m. The alleged robber — a man — mentioned a weapon to the teller, according to Sgt. Joseph Guglielmo, but no weapon was seen. He reportedly made off with several thousand dollars, said Guglielmo. "The suspect is at large and police are following some solid leads," said Guglielmo. "We will catch this guy." Patch will update the story as more information is made available.
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 …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Catch up on the news for the week of July 8 - 14.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Check out Maplewood's best stories of the week. From an update on last week's robbery to a local girl's shot at a National Roller Figure Skating title, if you missed this week's headlines, don't worry, here's a recap of the news of the week: Police released the names of the four men involved in the attack and robbery of a South Orange resident on Woodland road. South Orange Men Charged in Maplewood Robbery. A member of the Maplewood First Aid Squad discussed the squad's recent difficulties and how residents can lend a hand. Maplewood Squad Needs Volunteers and Cash. We caught up with a local roller skater, who discussed her pursuit of a national title later this month. Maplewood Girl Skates for Gold. And just in case you missed the Farmer'…
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…
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 …
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.
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.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
In one report, some kids took other kids' bikes by force.
Police have reported that more bicycles have been stolen in the Township, including an incident where juvenile suspects took bikes from other juveniles with force. The newest reported thefts follow a number of bicycle theft reports in Maplewood this summer. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, two youths reportedly had their bicycles stolen by force. According to a police report, a 12-year-old was struck in the head, and knocked down to the ground near Oakland Road. Police found two youths who matched the descriptions of the suspects. The juveniles, who were not named because of their age, were remanded to the Essex County Youth House. The stolen bicycles were returned to the victims. The following day, a Maplewood resident told police that his Mongoose …