Wednesday, January 20, 2016


From Maplewood Police today:  

January 13, 2016; Robbery; At approximately 10 PM, officers responded to the area of Boyden Ave and Hughes St on a report of a robbery.  A twenty one year old Maplewood man was walking on Boyden Ave when he was pushed and struck by a group of five juvenile males.  One of the juveniles displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s belongings.  The group fled with the victim’s cell phone and cash.  Officers responded and checked the area for the suspects.  Officers were able to locate four juveniles matching the description in Irvington and were found to be in possession of an air soft gun.  The four juveniles ages 13-16 were identified as the actors in the robbery and were taken into custody, all of them were from out of town.  The victim refused any medical treatment and was not seriously injured.

In other crime news:

January 11, 2016; Theft from Auto; At some point over a few day time period, an unsecured vehicle parked on Garfield Pl was entered and paperwork taken.

January 12, 2016; Theft from Auto; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle parked on Boyden Parkway was entered and a tot bag removed.

January 14, 2016; Bicycle Theft; At approximately 6:45 PM a resident of Lexington Ave observed an individual remove an unsecured bicycle from the side of their home and flee.

January 15, 2016; Burglary; Between 2 PM and 4 PM a resident on Van Ness Terr returned home and found that their home had been entered.  They reported that several pairs of shoes were stolen

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