Maplewood Police Depart
ment

POLICE BLOTTER

April 24, 2017

 

April 17, 2017; Vehicle Theft; During the overnight hours, an unsecured vehicle was stolen from Bowdoin St.  It was later recovered in Newark.

 

April 22, 2017; Theft from Vehicle; At approximately 6:45 PM, a male was observed attempting to steal tools from an unsecured work van on the 200 black of Elmwood Ave.  The owner confronted the male who put the tools down and fled into Irvington.

 

April 23, 2017; Carjacking; At approximately 8 PM, a male parked his vehicle at Express Laundry World and left the vehicle running.  He came back to the vehicle and observed a male inside of it and he attempted to open the door, but was unable to.  The male then began pulling away and the victim jumped onto the vehicle as he was driving away.  The victim fell off of the vehicle in Irvington a short distance away and was subsequently transported to Rutgers University Hospital for Treatment.

 

The Maplewood Police Department works hard to protect the residents and their property.  We are asking that you assist us in this effort by making sure all vehicles and homes are properly secured at all times.  Thank you