Here’s What’s Happening in Maplewood – Police Blotter

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Maplewood Police Department has been busy with calls this month. Below is a sample of calls responded to by the Maplewood Police Department through May 18th. These calls do not reflect all calls for service by the department, just those provided in the department’s recently released incident report.

May 18, 2022, Motor Vehicle Theft; At approximately 8 pm, a vehicle left running and unsecured at the Wawa was stolen.

May 17, 2022, Trespassing; Officials at Columbia High School reported a past tense trespassing incident where a previously expelled student was observed at the school.

May 17, 2022, Trespassing; At approximately 8:20 pm a resident of Hillcrest Rd observed a female in their yard that they believed was trying to take an unsecured bicycle. They confronted the female and the female left the property prior to police arrival.

May 17, 2022, Package Theft; Between 2 and 8 pm a package was stolen from the front of a Schaefer Rd residence.

May 16, 2022, Vehicle Rummage; A resident of Oakland Rd reported that at approximately 1230 pm an individual went through their unsecured vehicle, but nothing was taken.

May 16, 2022, Burglary; At approximately 3:15 am officers responded to a home on Plymouth Ave on a reported burglary. The resident was awoken by their dog and observed items missing as well as muddy foot prints on the first floor of their home. The residence was not secured at the time.

May 15, 2022, Burglary; Between 5/13 and 5/15 entry was forced to the rear door of a home on the 100 block of Parker Ave. Jewelry was reported stolen from the home.

May 14, 2022, Bicycle Theft; A resident of Springfield Ave reported that her son’s bicycle was stolen from outside of her apartment door at approximately 2 pm. The bicycle was left in the hallway of the apartment building.


May 13, 2022, Theft from Vehicle; During the overnight hours an unsecured vehicle in the driveway of a Schaefer Rd home was entered. Proceeds were a pair of glasses and cash.

May 12, 2022, Malicious Damage; At 7:45 pm a resident reported that there was damage to a traffic control box at Oakview Ave and Valley St. Officers responded and documented the damage.

May 12, 2022, Found Property; At approximately 7am, a caller reported observing what appeared to be a handgun in the street at the intersection of Valley St and Lincoln Pl. Officers responded and recovered the firearm which was unloaded and appeared to possibly been thrown from a vehicle.

May 11, 2022, Burglary; At approximately 2:15 am officers responded to the rear of a business on Irvington Ave for a noise complaint. They located a male who appeared to be taking out garbage, but then fled from officers. Damage was observed to the rear door as well as the cash register of the business. The individual has been identified and charges are pending.

May 9, 2022, Robbery; While in the cafeteria of CHS, a female student was approached by a 10th grade male that demanded money from her. While she was seated, the male attempted to reach into her pockets and pull her to the ground at the same time attempting to get money from her. She was not injured and no money was taken. The same 10th grade student also threatened another student and stole a cell phone during the same day. He was later charged and arrested by the Detective Bureau.

May 5, 2022, malicious Damage; Officers responded to the Baker Street Library on a report of a damaged window. Officers checked the building, but no one was located on scene. Damage to the window was documented.

May 5, 2022, Theft; At approximately 9:45 am, a business on the 1900 block of Springfield Ave reported someone had just stolen their outgoing mail. Officers responded, but were unable to locate the suspect.