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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.

MPD: Man Robbed in Mountainside Hospital Parking Deck PDF Print E-mail

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Montclair Police Department reports that yesterday, a Bloomfield man was the victim of a strong-arm robbery on the fourth level of the Mountainside Hospital parking deck located at 31 Sherwood Street.

The victim was walking to his vehicle when he was approached by a male suspect who said, “I don’t want to hurt you, I just need cash.”

The victim handed the suspect approximately $70 in cash. The suspect the fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a 25- to 35-year-old white male, 5’9” to 5’11” tall. He was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and a dark gray scarf that covered his face. No weapon was shown. No injuries reported.

MPD Arrest Suspect in Knife Assault PDF Print E-mail

Monday, February 23, 2015

Montclair Police were advised on Sunday, February 22 that a stabbing victim who was brought to a Denville hospital said he had been assaulted in Montclair.

Montclair Detectives responded and interviewed the victim, a 22-year-old man from Hopatcong. The victim stated that he was delivering electronic items advertised on Craigslist to a prospective buyer. They arranged to meet in the parking Lot of TD Bank, located at 233 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair.

MPD Seeks Domestic Violence Response Team Volunteers PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department PatchThe Montclair Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). The DVRT is a group of volunteers trained to assist victims of domestic violence. DVRT volunteers offer emergency support, alternatives, and referrals to victims of domestic violence.

The DVRT program was state mandated in 2000 with the knowledge that victims of domestic violence are often isolated and trapped in abusive relationships. Studies demonstrate that victims of domestic violence are three times more likely to return to their abusers if they are provided with little or no support. Police officers provide protection to victims of domestic violence by arresting and processing the batterer, while volunteers help the victim to feel less isolated and alone. DVRT volunteers respond to the police department to provide emotional support, information on domestic violence, community resources and a safety plan.

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:

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