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Montclair Township Police Department
647 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

David P. Sabagh, Police Chief
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Mission Statement of the Montclair Police Department

It is the mission of the Montclair Police Department to provide professional police service to the community by adhering to the values of respect, accountability and integrity.

Montclair PD Road Closure Notices PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Montclair Police Department road closure advisory:

- Dodd Street between Grove Street and Cleveland Road will be closed both ways.

- Walnut Street will be closed eastbound between Forest and North Willow streets.

- Valley Road will be closed both ways between Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street due to construction.

Notice from the Montclair Police Department PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

At 9:30 a.m. this morning a robbery took place at Bank of America, 441 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect entered the bank and handed a hand-written note to the bank teller. The note stated that he was in possession of a gun, and would shoot the teller if they did not hand over money. The teller emptied the drawer into a bag supplied by the suspect. The suspect then walked out of the bank, eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue.

Patrol units responded to the area and stopped all vehicular traffic eastbound at Elm Street. They then boarded two NJ Transit buses and interviewed passengers until finally locating the suspect. He was found in possession of a bag containing almost $10,000 in cash.

The suspect, Eric Tyler (22 years of age, from Elizabeth) was placed under arrest and charged with armed robbery and terroristic threats. No weapon was recovered in this incident.

The FBI responded to the scene to assist.

MPD Offers Tips to Prevent Vehicle Thefts PDF Print E-mail

Have you heard about warm-up thefts? You can bet the average car thief has. The National Crime Prevention Council says car thieves may be on the prowl for your car during this current cold snap.

During the cold winter months, area drivers may be tempted to warm up their cars while they stay warm inside. But cars left running, unlocked, and unattended are quick and easy targets for thieves. The National Crime Prevention Council offers the following tips so you won’t be left out in the cold:

Township Swears in Three Police Officers PDF Print E-mail

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A swearing-in ceremony was held in Municipal Chambers on Friday for officers Anjannette V. Johnson, Callum B. Higgins and Fizan U. Haq. The officers successfully completed their probationary period basic employee indoctrination and underwent a 12-week Field Training Program where they were paired with specially trained, experienced patrol officers. Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat administered the Oath of Office.

Officers Fizan Haq, Anjannette Johnson and Callum Higgins

Police Seek Robbery, Attempted Carjacking Suspect PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police officers responded to a report of an attempted carjacking/robbery at the North Fullerton Parking Deck, 14 North Fullerton Avenue, at 6:07 p.m., Tuesday, December 16.

The victim, a 40-year-old Bloomfield woman, was found on the second level of the deck. Her 8-year-old daughter was sitting in their car, a Nisson Pathfinder. The woman said she had just parked her car and was helping her daughter out of the vehicle, when she was grabbed from behind by a man who pointed a silver handgun at her and demanded the keys to her car. The woman struggled with the man, who then snatched her Coach purse and fled the parking deck through the south stairwell.

Suspect description: black male, dark skin, 30-35 years old, approximately 6 feet in height, medium build, wearing a black coat with a gray hooded sweatshirt beneath, a black and white wool hat with a pom-pom on top, white sneakers with a black tongue/laces area, and blue jeans.  This man had a ski mask covering the lower portion of his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective D. Rullo at 973-509-4717.

video image of Fullerton Deck attempted carjacking suspect

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