More Burglaries and Car Thefts in Maplewood
Monday, August 26, 2013 • 3:47pm
MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
August 19, 2013: Auto Theft; Over the weekend a Dodge Caravan parked in the lot of 50 Burnett Ave. was stolen. It was recovered in Newark the day after the report.
August 19, 2013: Attempt Auto Theft; During the overnight hours a Dodge Caravan parked in the driveway of a Lexington Ave residence sustained damage consistent with an attempted theft.
August 20, 2013: Robbery; Around 1030 p.m., two males, age 15 and 16, report that they were approached by three males in their late teens and robbed of their cell phones on West Parker Ave., near Dunnell Road. The suspects reportedly requested to use the phones and then began walking away with them. One of the actors assaulted one of the juveniles by punch him when the juvenile attempted to follow him to get his phone back. The actors then fled.
August 20, 2013: Burglary; At approximately 2:30 p.m. a resident of Brookwood Dr returned home and observed a juvenile exiting the rear of their home with the residence belongings. The resident chased the juvenile and with the help of neighbors caught the fourteen year old juvenile who was found to be a resident of Irvington. The police responded and took the juvenile into custody and charged him with burglary.
August 23, 2013: Burglary; Between 10 and 11:30 a.m., a residence on Revere Ave was entered. Cash and a Nook tablet were reportedly stolen.
August 23, 2013: Burglary; At approximately noon, a resident of Taranto Court observed two males in their late teens inside their home. Once observed, the actors fled the home. Police responded and searched for the actors, but were unsuccessful in locating them.
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.