String of Burglaries in Maplewood
Monday, September 9, 2013 • 2:58pm
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
September 3, 2013: Burglary; At approximately 130 PM, officers responded to an alarm activation at a home on Porter Rd. Upon their arrival, an open window was observed and it was determined that entry had been made to the home. The home owner responded. At the time of the report it did not appear that anything was missing.
September 5, 2013: Attempted Burglary; At approximately 12 PM, officers responded to an alarm activation at a home on Woodside Rd. Upon their arrival, the home was found to be secure, but damage was observed to a window.
September 6, 2013: Burglary; During the daytime hours a home on Princeton St had entry forced to it. The home owner returned home and found that the home had been entered and jewelry had been stolen.
September 7, 2013: Burglary; A neighbor reported that a home on Oakview Ave had it’s front door open. Officers responded and found that the home had been burglarized. At the time of the report the proceeds were undetermined.
September 7, 2013: MV Theft Attempt; During the early morning hours a vehicle on Courter Ave and a vehicle on Tuscan Rd were found to have damage consistent with an attempted theft.
September 7, 2013: Recovered Stolen Vehicle; A resident of Tuscan Rd reported that a vehicle not belonging to them was parked in their driveway. Officers responded and determined that the Dodge Stratus was stolen out of Union Township.
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.