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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.



Police Arrest Newark Man for Inwood Avenue Burglary PDF Print E-mail

Jason Freeman arrested by Montclair Police Thursday, October 30, 2014

On 10-28-2014 at 1326Hrs, officers were dispatched to Inwood Avenue on a report of a burglary which had just occurred. Witnesses observed the actor fleeing the driveway of the residence in a white Honda Accord, which had previously been reported stolen out of Parsippany. Through investigation, Detectives were successful in tracking this suspect to multiple locations in the city of Newark. Within hours of this burglary, Detectives were able to positively identify this actor as Jason Freeman, 32yoa from Newark. They also recovered jewelry, which was identified as proceeds from the Inwood Avenue burglary.

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Police Blotter for 10-28-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair police Department
Blotter 10-28-2014

Arrest

On 10-25-2014 at 1445Hrs, Mr. Karriem Holliday (45yoa from Newark), presented documentation at Police Headquarters in an attempt to get his vehicle out of impound. Upon reviewing these documents, it was discovered that Mr. Holliday had furnished a fraudulent insurance card to the Desk Officer. Mr. Holliday was also found to have $1,500 in open warrants out of Montclair. He was placed under arrest and charged with providing this bail insurance card. His bail was set at $5000.

On 10/27/2014 at 0117Hrs, an Officer observed a Jeep Cherokee stopped at the red light at Bloomfield Avenue and Maple Avenue. This light turned green, but the vehicle did not move. Upon investigating, the Officer discovered the operator slumped over the steering wheel. It was determined that this operator, Nathan Chappell (44yoa from Montclair) was in fact asleep. Officers administered field sobriety testing and placed Mr. Chappell under arrest for DWI.

Theft

On 10-19-2014 at 2023Hrs, CVS Pharmacy (514 Bloomfield Avenue) reported a shoplifting, which had just occurred. Management explained that a male subject had just concealed 4 bottles of shampoo on his person, and left without paying. The suspect is described as a white male, mid-40’s, 5’10 in height, with a thin build. This subject was wearing a black hat with white lettering, gray jacket, and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective L. McCarthy at 973-509-4725.

On 10-18-2014, an unlocked vehicle was entered in the area of North Fullerton Avenue and Walnut Street. This vehicle, a silver Mazda-3, was entered between 1915Hrs and 2230 Hrs that date. Stolen in this incident was an orange coach brand wallet containing $20 cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 10-22-2014 at 1700Hrs, a delivery package was stolen off a front porch on Sears Place. A witness observed a 20-30yoa black male, wearing dark clothing and a brown cap, take the package. This suspect then fled on foot, southeast on Sears place. The contents of the package are valued at $70. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant J. Milano at 973-509-4719.

On 10-26-2014, a YMCA (25 Park Street) member reported that they were the victim of a theft. Between 1150Hrs and 1300Hrs, someone had stolen his iPhone 5c in a black/orange case from an unlocked cubby. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Burglary

On 10-20-2014, a Portland Place resident reported a burglary to their residence. The victim explained that between 1030Hrs on 10/19 and 0845Hrs on 10/20, someone had possibly entered the residence through an unlocked rear door. Stolen in this incident was a wallet and cellphone. There were no signs of forced entry to the structure. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective C. Cunningham at 973-509-4716.

On 10-20-2014, a Walnut Place resident reported a burglary to their residence. The victim explained that between 1800Hrs on 10/18 and 1230Hrs on 10/20, someone had entered the residence through an unlocked window. Stolen in this incident were $60 cash and a pair of silver hoop earrings. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

On 10-24-2014 at 2023Hrs, a North Mountain resident contacted dispatch reporting that their home was being burglarized. The caller added that he was currently watching the burglary take place via remote surveillance. Officers arrived on scene within moments, but the suspects had already fled the scene. A search of the surrounding area was conducted, including the use of the Essex County Sheriffs K-9 Unit, to no avail It is yet unknown is anything was taken in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Anderson at 973-509-4706.

On 10-25-2014 a Macopin Avenue resident reported a burglary to their residence. The victim explained that between 1345Hrs and 2200Hrs, someone had smashed through their front entrance door, causing damage to the frame. The master bedroom had been ransacked, but it is unknown if anything was taken at that time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective D. Rullo at 973-509-4717.

Miscellaneous

On 10-25-2014 at 2017Hrs, a Lincoln Street resident was the victim of vandalism. The victim heard a loud noise come from his living room, discovering that a rock had been thrown through this front window. The victim observed a teenaged male in a gray sweatshirt running away from his property. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 10-27-2014 at 0300Hrs, Officers located a parked vehicle in the area of Pine Street, which was reported stolen in the city of Newark. The vehicle, a Black Toyota Camry was impounded, awaiting retrieval by its owner.

D/LT. David O’Dowd

 
Police Blotter for 10-21-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 10-21-2014

Arrest

On 10-09-2014, Detectives from our Juvenile Aid Bureau took a report of the theft of numerous cellular telephones and cash (Total loss approx. $2,600) from the Montclair High School locker room. On 10-14-2014, Juvenile Aid Bureau detectives arrested two 15 yoa Montclair juveniles in connection with these thefts. Detectives were successful in recovering all of the cellular telephones reported stolen in this incident. The juveniles were charged with Burglary and Theft offenses.

On 10-15-2014 t 11432Hrs, CVS Pharmacy, 49 Claremont Avenue, reported a shoplifting that had just occurred. Officers observed a female matching the suspect description walking on Pine Street. Ms. Charade Jenkins (49yoa from Montclair) was found in possession of proceeds from that shoplifting totaling $117.40. Ms. Jenkins was arrested and charged with shoplifting.

On 10-15-2014, Detectives from our Juvenile Aid Bureau arrested a 17yoa Montclair juvenile for burglary. This arrest was a result of their investigation into recent thefts from motor vehicles. This juvenile was charged with Theft and Receiving Stolen Property.

On 10-14-2014 at 1251Hrs, an Officer was dispatched to a Park Street address on an activated burglar alarm. Upon arriving, this Officer observed a subject, carrying a bag, walking quickly away from this residence. This Officer approached, and attempted to question this subject, later identified as Duane Green (42yoa from Montclair). At that time, Mr. Green fled on foot, southbound on Park Street. The officer pursued Mr. Green, who was caught on the train tracks in the area of North Fullerton Avenue. Mr. Green resisted Officers while they attempted to apply handcuffs. Mr. Green was found to have just burglarized the home on Park Street. He was discovered to have proceeds from the crime in his possession, including cash and a Toshiba Laptop. He was charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, Obstruction, and Resisting Arrest. He was also held on a warrant out of Burlington for $1,000. Bail was set at $10,000 for his Montclair charges.

On 10-19-2014 at 0514Hrs, Officers were dispatched to 264 Bloomfield Avenue, Exxon Gas Station, on a report of theft of services. The suspects, Karriem Holliday (45yoa from Newark) and Thomas Milazzo (47yoa from Paramus) requested that the attendant fill their Acura TSX with gas. Upon filling the vehicle with $50 worth of gas, the subjects stated that they did not have any money to pay. Mr. Milazzo was found to have an open no-bail warrant out of Bergen County Sheriffs. The vehicle was also discovered to be uninsured. Both suspects were arrested and charged with Theft of Services.

Bicycle

On 10-15-2014 at 2223Hrs, Officers recovered a bicycle on Maple Avenue. The bicycle is described as an Orange mongoose bedlam Mountain bike with white forks. This bicycle was not registered with the town. It was not yet reported stolen. Anyone with ownership information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 10-18-2014 at 1625Hrs, Officers responded to Lloyd Road on a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim explained that between 1600hrs on 10/17 and 1100Hrs on 10/18, someone had entered the detached garage and stolen a bicycle. The bicycle is described as a light blue women’s Linus brand. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Theft from MV

On 10-13-2014 at 1412Hrs, an officer was dispatched to a Bloomfield Avenue on the Glen Ridge border for an attempted theft from a motor vehicle. The victim stated that between 1330hrs and 1400Hrs, someone had attempted to enter her GMC Acadia, causing damage to the window molding. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 10-18-2014, between 1200Hrs and 1400Hrs, an unlocked Toyota 4Runner parked on Woodland Avenue was entered. Taken in this incident was a purse containing a black Coach brand wallet. The purse was later located in a garbage can on Monroe Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Miscellaneous

On 10-16-2014 at 0915Hrs, Officer responded to 694 Bloomfield Avenue, Eastern oil, on a strong odor of gasoline. Upon arriving, Officers learned that a tanker truck, which was filling the underground tanks at that location, had released approximately 20-30 gallons of fuel onto the ground. MFD was notified and responded to the scene. Nutley Haz-Mat was also notified and responded. The Environmental Protection Agency was notified and will be investigating this spill.

On 10-16-2014, a Midland Avenue resident received a call from a party claiming to represent the IRS. This suspect advised the victim that they were responsible for back-taxes. The victim was instructed to purchase GreenDot Money Pack cards totaling $990, and furnish the caller with their redemption codes. The victim contacted her accountant prior to making this transaction and was advised that this was a scam.

D/LT. David O’Dowd

 
MPD to Host First "Coffee with a Cop" Oct 17 PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, October 15, 2014ALT

The Montclair Police Department Community Service Unit (CSU) will host a new program, “Coffee with a Cop,” beginning on Friday, October 17, 8:00-10:00 a.m., at Trend Coffee & Tea House, 411 Bloomfield Avenue. The idea behind “Coffee With A Cop” is to afford the public an opportunity to meet and speak with local law enforcement professionals in an open and friendly atmosphere.

Montclair’s CSU strives to form partnerships with all of Montclair -- residents as well as businesses. All too often, the community only interacts with the police in times of crisis. “Coffee with a Cop” is an effort to foster positive relationships with the police.

The program has already proved successful in over 175 police agencies in 36 states. The public may ask questions of the officers or just pop in to meet the person in uniform and say hello over a nice hot cup of coffee.

 
Police Blotter for 10-14-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 10-14-2014

Theft from MV

On 10-03-2014 at 2213Hrs, an Officer was dispatched to Plymouth Street on a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim explained that sometime between 09/28 and 10/03 someone had entered their Infinity QX6 and removed a backpack containing soccer equipment. This backpack was found, discarded in the bushes next to their home. It did not appear that anything was missing from the backpack. Anyone with information is asked to contact our juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 10-12-2014, an Officer was dispatched to a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim explained that between 10/11 at 2230Hrs and 10/12 at 1025Hrs, someone had entered his Nissan 350. The suspect had punched in the driver side door lock in order to access this vehicle. Stolen in this incident was a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-5751.

Theft

On 10-03-2014, an Officer was dispatched to 34 Church Street, The Montclair Antique Center, on a report of a diversionary theft. Employees explained that at 1415hrs a subject described as a middle-aged white male, dark hair, wearing glasses and a blue jacket, entered the store and inquired about purchasing a number of different items. At the same time, two females, described as middle-aged white females, light colored hair, wearing large sunglasses and loose fitting long dresses, entered the store and inquired about purchasing jewelry. While helping the females, employees noticed that a platinum salon sapphire diamond ring valued at $3600 was now missing from the case. When they questioned the females about the ring, the male interjected, stating that an Indian juvenile with a backpack had just left the store, and must have taken the ring. The two females then stated that they too observed this juvenile exit the store. The employees searched the area of Church Street for this juvenile, with no success. It was later determined that no such juvenile had entered the store, and it was actually one of the females who had taken the ring. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective C. Cunningham at 973-509-4716.

On 10-08-2014, Officers were dispatched to Grove Street near Watchung Avenue, on a report of a theft from a vehicle. The victim explained that they had left their Honda Accord parked on Grove Street at 1100Hrs, and upon returning at 1430Hrs, observed that it had been entered. The suspect(s) stole the Pioneer stereo head unit from this vehicle. The steering column was also damaged in an apparent attempt to steal this vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

Arrest

On 10-03-2014 at 1844Hrs, Officers assigned to Mission Street observed a physical altercation occurring on New Street near Bloomfield Avenue. As officers approached, attempting to disperse the group of approximately 10 males, they observed a subject, Mr. Quadee Lapread (34yoa from Montclair) actively engaged in a physical confrontation. Mr. Lapread then fled on foot, toward Mission Street. A victim was located, with a laceration to the top of the head. The victim (36yoa from Newark) stated that the subject, who Officers had observed to be Mr. Lapread, struck him on the top of the head with a golf club. This victim was transported to Mountainside for treatment. Mr. Lapread was then located and arrested. He is charged with Aggravated Assault and Weapons Possession. He was held on $30,000 bail.

On 10-04-2014 at 2130Hrs, officers located a motor vehicle accident in which vehicle operator Anne Woodruff (20yoa from Bloomfield) had struck a parked vehicle. Officers detected an odor of alcoholic beverage from Ms. Woodruff. After participating in field sobriety testing, Ms. Woodruff was placed under arrest for DWI. There were no injuries as a result of the collision.

On 10-11-2014 at 1456Hrs, Officers were dispatched to The Bank of America, 441 Bloomfield Avenue, on a report of a motor vehicle theft in progress. This stolen vehicle, a white Acura TSX, was then reported to have crashed into a telephone pole at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Glenridge Avenue. Witnesses observed the actor fleeing the scene on foot, east on Glenridge Avenue. The suspect, a 17yoa juvenile from Newark, was located in the area of Bloomfield Avenue, near Elm Street. This juvenile was found to be in possession of an imitation handgun, and a screwdriver. This juvenile was charged with theft and weapon offenses. He was remanded to the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center. There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

Burglary

On 10-06-2014 at 0726Hrs, Officers were dispatched to 146 Bloomfield Avenue, The Herreh Market, on a report of a burglary. The victim stated that between 2030Hrs on 10/05 and 0715Hrs on this date, someone had ransacked their store. It is believed that the actor(s) gained entry through a side window. The suspect(s) moved an ATM machine from the front of the store, to the rear stock area, where they attempted to pry it open. They were unsuccessful in accessing the cash inside this machine. Merchandise was thrown from the shelves all over the floor. Taken in this incident was a large amount of cigarettes and scratch-off lottery tickets. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Anderson at 973-509-4706.

On 10-08-2014, Officers responded to an apartment building on Grove Street to investigate a burglary. The victim explained that between 0900Hrs and 1800Hrs, someone had broken into her apartment and stolen numerous items. The officers observed fresh pry marks on the victim’s door. Taken in this incident were an Apple Macbook and charger. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Cunningham at 973-509-4716.

Miscellaneous

On 10-04-2014 a vehicle operator reported that unknown persons had thrown an item off the train bridge on Chestnut Street, cracking their windshield. Officers observed numerous rocks on Chestnut Street, which may have been thrown from the train tracks. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Fraud

On 10-06-2014, a Talbot Street resident reported that they were contacted by a female, claiming to represent PSE&G. This female advised that if they did not purchase a pre-paid GreenDot Moneypak card, and provide her with the redemption code, her power would be shut off. The victim purchased a GreenDot card for $362.66 and furnished this suspect with the redemption information. The victim then contacted PSE&G and was advised that this was a fraud.

D/LT. David O’Dowd

 
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