Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This released from Maplewood PD today:

Maplewood Police Department

Press Release

November 15, 2011

Nov. 8, 2011: Bicycle Theft- A Surley Cross Check 24 speed bicycle was taken from the front porch of a house on Plymouth Ave just after midnight.  The bicycle waa left on the porch unlocked when it was stolen.

Nov. 12, 2011: Robbery- A 22 year old Irvington man was assaulted and robbed at the intersection of Coolidge Rd and Garfield Pl. at approximately 9:15 pm on Saturday night.  The victim reported to Police that he was walking south on Coolidge Rd near Garfield Pl and texting on his phone when two black males approached him from behind and knocked him to the ground. One of the black males began to wrestle with him in an effort to take his phone as the second actor was kicking him in the torso area. The victim was able to get up and run away with his cell phone but left his Jansport back pack behind which contained some personal papers and a book. It is believed that the two actors took the back pack as they fled on foot.  The victim could only describe the actors as black males with thin builds. One was wearing a black puffy jacket and the second was wearing dark colored clothing.  The victim reported minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

Nov. 14, 2011: Theft- A resident from Field Rd reported to police that someone removed a brown terra cotta flower pot from his front porch.  The item was taken sometime between 11:45 pm on the 13th and 3:00 pm on the 14th of November.

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