Flurry of Bicycle Thefts in Maplewood
Monday, July 21, 2014 • 2:05pm
MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following items were reported by the Maplewood Police Department:
July 14, 2014; Burglary; A home on Coolidge Road was entered between the late morning or early evening hours. Several pieces of jewelry and a laptop were reported stolen.
July 14, 2014; Bicycle Theft; Overnight, a garage that failed to automatically close on Yale Street had three bicycles stolen from it.
July 14, 2014; Motor Vehicle Damage; During the previous two days damage was caused to the door lock of a vehicle parked at 187 Boyden Ave. It does not appear that entry was gained.
July 15, 2014; Burglary Attempt; At approximately 2:30 p.m., two juveniles attempted to force their way into a home on Boyden Ave. The homeowner witnessed this and contact police. The 10- and 14-year-old juveniles were stopped by officers attempting to leave the area. They were arrested and charged with burglary.
July 15, 2014; Bicycle Theft; During overnight hours, a bicycle was stolen off of the porch of a home on Highland Ave. A few hours after making this report, a second unlocked bicycle was stolen off of the porch of the same residence.
July 15, 2014; Bicycle Theft; Between 10 and 11:45 a.m., an unlocked bicycle was stolen from the bike rack at the library on Baker Street.
July 19, 2014; Bicycle Theft; Between 5:30 and 9 p.m., an unlocked bicycle was stolen from the rear of a home on Orchard Road.