Thursday, May 16, 2013
Man identified as suspect in Maplewood incident believed to be involved in other armed robberies in area.
The Essex County Sheriff's Office posted a $5,000 cash reward on Thursday for information that leads to the arrest of two men wanted in connection with eleven armed robberies of convenience stores, liquor stores and gas stations in towns in three North Jersey counties since February 1, said Sheriff Armando Fontoura. One of the men has been identified as having robbed and shot the owner of MS&K Confectionery at 745 Prospect Street on April 1, said Fontoura. The man was also recently identified as allegedly robbing a Belleville convenience store on April 14 and being part of a two-man armed robbery at a liquor store in Linden on April 17. In both incidents, the man was carrying a red messenger bag on his shoulder, which contained zipties …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Man allegedly shot owner of MS&K Confectionery in the torso in an armed robbery Monday.
Maplewood Police released video surveillance pictures Friday morning and a description of the man wanted in the armed mid-day robbery and shooting of a Maplewood business owner on Monday. The police also added additional details about the incident at MS&K Confectionery on Prospect Street, including that the man allegedly demanded the storekeeper open the cash register. Previously, police would not specify if the man attemped to steal money from the register or the store's ATM. The man is described as a medium to light skinned African American or Hispanic male, heavy set, possibly with a muscular build, wearing either a mustache or goatee and between 6’ and 6’3” tall, said Sgt. Christopher Black. The man is believed to be in his late 30’s…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Incident occurred on Chancellor Street, according to police.
A man was allegedly assaulted and robbed by five teenagers on Chancellor Avenue, according to Sgt. Christopher Black of the Maplewood Police Department. The man, a 40-year-old from Harrison, NJ, told police he was standing on the corner of Chancellor Ave and 44th Street at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday when a group of approximately five teenagers assaulted him before taking his cell phone and a small amount of cash, said Black. The man reported that one of the teenagers punched him in the face and tried to wrap his arm around him, but the man was able to escape, Black said. The teenagers ran towards Springfield Ave on Chancellor Ave and split up, he said. Black described the teenagers as being between 15-17 years old and wearing dark clothing. …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Maplewood Police said no one was injured in this morning's incident at Bank of America.
This article was updated at 6:45 p.m. Maplewood Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating a robbery that took place at the Bank of America on Maplewood Avenue Saturday morning. According to police, no one was injured in the incident that occurred at 10:41 a.m. The alleged robber — a man — mentioned a weapon to the teller, according to Sgt. Joseph Guglielmo, but no weapon was seen. He reportedly made off with several thousand dollars, said Guglielmo. "The suspect is at large and police are following some solid leads," said Guglielmo. "We will catch this guy." Patch will update the story as more information is made available.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Maplewood Police describe the incident as "suspicious."
In what Maplewood Police described as an "unusual" incident, a man in a Mustang convertible approached four girls walking in the vicinity of Valley Street near Columbia High School on Wednesday afternoon. The girls, who police said ranged in age from 9 - 15, were walking near the high school at 3:34 p.m. when the man pulled up near them. He was playing loud music and and began to mimic the gestures of playing air guitar before driving off. He did not touch the girls or physically harm them, police said. After the incident, the girls walked to the high school (which was not in session that afternoon because of Back to School night) and described what happened to a teacher, who called the police. The girls described the man as between 50-…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Fire department removed two people from vehicle and put out engine fire.
A car crashed into a residence on Valley Street near the corner of Parker Avenue across from Columbia High School this afternoon, injuring the driver and causing minor damage to the building, according to police and fire officials. The accident occurred at 2:32 p.m. on Friday, shortly before high school dismissal. The car went over the sidewalk under the cyclone fence of a vacant lot next door to the multi-family house on the 400 block of Valley Street, striking the front porch and setting the engine compartment on fire, said Deputy Chief Walter Nugent of the Maplewood Fire Department. Engine 32 and Rescue Squad 37 responded to the scene. The South Orange Fire Department provided mutual aid. Fire fighters quickly extinguished the engine …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Three teenagers and one adult lead Maplewood Police on foot pursuit through Lightening Brook area.
Four people were arrested Friday night after trying to burglarize a home on Menzel Avenue, according to Maplewood Police. The four – three teenage boys and a man – were caught after seven police officers pursued them on foot through the neighborhood. The incident occurred around 5 p.m., when a neighbor noticed suspicious activity at the house, whose residents were out at the time. The neighbor called police and gave them a description of the suspected burglars. Police officers were able to capture the four within a few blocks of the crime scene, near Jacoby Street. The suspects were with burglary and theft. Police released the three teenagers to a parent or guardian, while the man is being held in Essex County Jail. Police are not …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Driver fired a handgun at the two following an altercation along the South Orange - Maplewood border.
Two South Orange teenagers had shots fired at them late Thursday night on Irvington Avenue, following an altercation with a driver of a car in Maplewood near the South Orange border, according to Sgt. Christopher Black of the Maplewood Police Department. The teenagers were not injured; however, two houses in South Orange were struck and damaged. The teenagers, ages 16 and 18, were crossing Irvington Avenue near the intersection of Seton Place in South Orange at shortly after 10 p.m. when the driver swerved at one of them, cursed at him and then pulled his car to the side of the road just over the Maplewood border, said Sgt. Black. The driver exited his car and the two began arguing; the driver then returned to his car and fired four …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Two people have been found dead in Maplewood and the prosecutor's office is investigating the matter.
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- Mary Mann
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Updated 11:00 a.m. March 14, 2012: The bodies of a man and a woman have been found at 5 Northview Terrace in Maplewood and authorities are treating the deaths as suspicious. Maplewood Police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday afternoon that the bodies of the man and woman — whose age, identity and relationship were not released — were found at the same location. Police said the matter is being investigated by the prosecutor's office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force. Authorities remained tight-lipped about details of the crime, including the relationship between the deceased and when the discovery of the bodies was made. "There is no further information available at this time pending autopsy," said the prosecutor's …