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Car Thefts This Week in Maplewood

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • 2:34pm

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:

October 28, Juvenile Arrest; At approximately 10 a.m. a concerned citizen alert police that a juvenile male was going home to home ringing door bells. Officers responded and located the juvenile.  He was arrested after he provided false information to officers. The juvenile is a suspected burglar.

October 28, Robbery; At approximately 3 p.m. a silver vehicle being operated by a female stopped at the corner of Boyden Ave and Van Ness Terr. The female asked the victim walking on Boyden for directions. As the male victim approached the vehicle, two males in their late teens or early 20s exited the vehicle and demanded the victim’s cell phone and sneakers.  All three then re-entered the vehicle and fled towards Union on Van Ness Terr.

October 28, Auto Theft; Between 2:30 and 4 p.m. a Bonneville parked on Burnet Avenue was stolen. It was later recovered by Essex County Sheriff Department.

October 29, Theft of Auto Parts; During the overnight hours, the tires and license plates were stolen off of a Mercedes parked in a lot on Springfield Ave.

October 31: Burglary; During the daytime hours, entry was made to a home on 44th Street.  A laptop and several other items were reported stolen.

November 3: Stolen Vehicle; At approximately 7 a.m. a Dodge pickup was stolen from the driveway of an Elmwood Ave residence.

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.

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