Two men arrested for morning robbery, assault on Boyden Ave.

Two men arrested for morning robbery, assault on Boyden Ave.

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Dequan Lewis, 24, of Vauxhall, and Isaiah Gavin, 18, of Elizabeth, were apprehended by police on Jan. 10 after Maplewood patrol officers responded to 200 Boyden Ave., Avalon Bay Apartments, on the report of a disturbance of a possible robbery or shooting.  According to police, Lewis and Gavin used a crowbar to […]

MPD promotes first woman of color to captain

MPD promotes first woman of color to captain

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The whiteboard in Niheema Malloy’s office says “Let’s do this.” It’ll be erased soon because she’s moving to a new office down the hall at the Maplewood Police Department Headquarters on Springfield Avenue, but the sentiment remains. Malloy became a captain in the department Dec. 3, joining Dawn Williams as the second […]

Man shot on 45th Street in Maplewood

Man shot on 45th Street in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A man was non-fatally shot on 45th Street in Maplewood, according information sent to the News-Record from Maplewood Police Chief Jimmy DeVaul; DeVaul’s information came from a report of the incident made by Lt. Peter Kuenzel. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 6:11 p.m., Maplewood officers responded to the Wawa, located at 1511 […]

Donate hats, gloves and scarves to those in need

Donate hats, gloves and scarves to those in need

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department is working with FAMILYConnections to collect hats, gloves and scarves for its Winter Warmth Drive. Through Jan. 3, residents are encouraged to donate new hats, gloves and scarves at the police department, 1618 Springfield Ave.; Maplewood Town Hall, 574 Valley St.; the Board of Education, 525 Academy Road […]

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

Fall Drug Take Back Day in the county on Oct. 26

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will hold a Fall Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26. Twenty-one police departments in Essex County have free and anonymous collection sites where residents can drop off old and unwanted prescription medications. The event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Division of Community Health, the Federal Drug […]

MPD to host workshop, forum on domestic violence

MPD to host workshop, forum on domestic violence

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Police Department will hold an interactive workshop and community forum on domestic and intimate partner violence on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. All are welcome to this event, which falls during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The “In Her Shoes” workshop, presented by the Rachel […]

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

Maplewoodians learn about first response in town

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood’s first responders gathered on Valley Street for the Maplewood Safety Fair, allowing young residents to sound the sirens and learn how an ambulance operates. Organized by Tony Avila, the owner of American Jiu Jitsu of Maplewood, instructors also taught self-defense tactics. “We wanted to give people a chance to learn about […]

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