A spree of burglaries in Maplewood’s East End have residents on edge. CBS reports that 10 homes all within three blocks were hit, during the day, and burglars made off in one case — with a little girl’s pink laptop. Break-ins from back doors were the pattern; alarms scared the burglars off in some cases. How secure are your doors, Baristaville? Touring open houses last Sunday in Montclair, I was amazed at how many homes had back doors with flimsy locks. Do you have charming French doors in the back that can easily be broken into? How about an alarm? One Maplewood Online reader suggests a double cylinder with deadlock on any door with glass.
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