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Maplewood Police Ask Residents to Lock Their Cars After Rash of Vehicle Thefts


Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul is asking residents to please secure their cars after a rash of vehicle thefts in the township.

Maplewood officials urge residents to lock their cars, take their keys and key fobs with them, and not leave their vehicles running and unattended.

The following incidents have occurred in Maplewood between July 9-21: 

July 10: At approximately 4 p.m., two males on bicycles entered an unsecured vehicle parked on North Crescent. One of the males then drove off with the car since it had the key fob left in it.

July 20: At approximately 1:30 p.m., a vehicle left running on Oakland Road was stolen.

July 21: A vehicle parked on Slater Place with the key fob left inside was stolen between 4-5:30 p.m.

July 21: A vehicle parked on Oakland Road with the keys inside was stolen between 10:30-10:45 a.m. 

Chief Jimm DeVaul sad the Maplewood Police Department works hard to protect the residents and their property.  

They are asking that residents assist them in this effort by making sure all vehicles and homes are properly secured at all times.