Thursday, April 26, 2012
Maplewood Sgt. said sightings of Michael Murphy Thursday night in Maplewood are unfounded.
Michael C. Murphy, a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman in Franklin County Wednesday night, was reported seen in Maplewood. A relative of his lives in the 3100 block of Edgar Avenue. Maplewood Police Department officers were searching the relative's house, and others' on the street, as well as a broader area Thursday night and around 9:00. Maplewood Sgt. Matt Nighbor, on the scene, said reports in the media and on the Internet that Murphy was sighted in Maplewood are unsubstantiated. He said there was a strong police presence in the area. "There is no danger to the residents or the citizens of Maplewood," he said.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
It happened on March 31 and April 17 in the downtown area.
The suspected perpetrator(s) of a scam that cost Kakao Chocolate $18 on March 31, pulled the same trick successfully at at least two other Maplewood businesses the same day. The suspect had rolls of pennies, with dimes on the ends, so each roll looked like rolled dimes, worth $5 each. He traded four of the rolls for a $20-bill at Kakao. Tony Johnson, manager at Foundation Grounds, said a man came in around 4:30 p.m. on March 31 and told an employee he was making a Jimmy John’s delivery, and wanted to trade coins for $20. Johnson said they were busy at the time, and the employee made the exchange. “The next day (when he came in) was April 1, so I thought maybe the night crew was missing with us,” he said. “He got us for $20.” The same day, …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
It netted the suspect $18. Maplewood Police said it's been going around.
A scam hit a Maplewood business on Saturday afternoon. A man walked into Kakao Chocolate and asked for $20 in cash in exchange for four rolls of dimes. Owner Brian Pelletier made the trade. The problem was that the roll of coins had a dime on each end but was filled with pennies inside. The con said he was making a delivery for Jimmy John’s and was paid in rolls of dimes, but he needed a $5 bill to give someone change. “I thought it sounded sketchy, but looked at one of the rolls and saw the dime on the end and didn’t think much of it,” Pelletier said in an e-mail to members of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce. “Plus I had customers waiting behind him.” Pelletier described the suspect as standing 6-foot-2, in his early 20s, with blonde …