Armed Robbery and More in Maplewood
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 • 6:43pm
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
August 28, 2013: Attempted Robbery; At approximately 1 p.m. a resident of Brown St called 911 and reported that two males with a handgun attempted to force their way into the victim’s residence. Officer’s responded to the home and the surrounding area in an attempt to locate the suspects. Officer Richard Wright observed two males fitting the description of the actors walking approximately a block away on Boyden Ave. The males were stopped by Officer Wright along with backup officers. During the course of the investigatory stop, Brandon Frost age 21 and Erik Winborne age 19, both of Maplewood, were found to be in possession of a large metal pellet gun. Subsequently, they were both taken into custody and charged with Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Bail was set at $250,000 and both were transported to Essex County jail.
August 30, 2013: Burglary; Sometime over the previous few days, entry was forced to a home on Princeton St. At the time of the report the proceeds were not determined.
August 30, 2013: Burglary; Sometime over the previous few days, both an apartment and a single family home on Van Ness Terr were entered and musical instruments and electronics were reportedly stolen.
August 30, 2013: Theft; During the overnight, equipment used for towing was taken from a parked tow truck on Newark Way.
August 30, 2013: Motor Vehicle Theft; Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 5 a.m. on Aug. 30, a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen from a driveway on Franklin Terrace.
September 2, 2013: Bicycle Theft; During the overnight hours, two bicycles left in the yard of an Orchard Road residence were stolen.
All incidents are currently under investigation by the Detective Bureau. Residents are asked to practice good crime prevention techniques and secure their garages and automobiles when left unattended.