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Montclair Township Police Department
647 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

David P. Sabagh, Police Chief

To report suspicious or criminal activity send an e-mail to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it please be as specific as possible including dates, times, description, type of activity etc. The MPD Email is NOT monitored 24 hours a day.

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 Blotter for 03-10-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 02-10-2015


03-03-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue at Mission Street) Motor vehicle stop resulting in the arrest of Mr. Marcos Rodriguez, 38yoa from Montclair. He was arrested for an open warrant out of Glen Ridge for $700.

03-03-2015 (Police Headquarters) Mr. Michael Liska, 22yoa from Hopatcong, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. He was found in possession of a digital camera which was discovered to be proceeds from a recent burglary.


03-03-2015 (Church Street) A FedEx package containing jewelry, valued at $200, was stolen from the vestibule of an apartment building.

03-04-2015 (Sorrelli jewelry, 20 Church Street) Shoplifting of jewelry valued at $480. The suspect is described as a white female, blonde hair, 5’5” in height, wearing a long coat.

03-04-2015 (YMCA, 25 Park Street) Theft from a locker in the men’s locker room. Proceeds are an Apple iPhone 6, Wallet, and $26 cash.

03-05-2015 (Christopher Street) Contents of a delivered package were stolen. Proceeds are laptop batteries valued at $168.

03-06-2015 (Warren Place) A blue Porsche Cheyenne was stolen from the driveway of the residence. The keys were left in the vehicle.


O3-02-2015 (Montclair Bikery, 145 Valley Road) A burst pipe in the ceiling caused damage to merchandise and computer systems.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter of 03-03-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter


02-25-2015 (Pathmark, 35 Lackawanna Plaza) Mr. Tequaryn Warran, 42yoa from Irvington, was charged with shoplifting for stealing $288.71 in hygiene products.

02-25-2015 (Whole Foods, 701 Bloomfield Avenue) Employee Shaquanna Brown, 28yoa from Newark, was arrested and charged with theft. Ms. Brown was discovered to have taken $820 in cash from a customer’s pocket book, which had been accidentally left at her register. A portion of the money was recovered.

03-01-2015 (Pathmark, 35 Lackawanna Plaza) Mr. Austin Bazemore, 24yoa from Montclair, was charged with shoplifting for stealing $112 in products.


02-24-2015 at 0900Hrs (All Pro Cleaners, 121 Grove Street) Suspect entered the business and demanded that the female employee hand over cash from the register. The suspect is described as a white male, 21-25yoa, 5’10” in height, slim build, green eyes. He was wearing a green jacket and a black wool hat. No weapon mentioned or shown. When the suspect observed that there was a second employee in the store, he fled north on Grove Street. There were no proceeds.

02-26-2015 at 1546Hrs (Mountainside Hospital Parking Deck, 31 Sherwood Street) A Bloomfield man was the victim of an armed robbery on the fourth level of the parking structure. As the victim was walking to his vehicle he was approached by a male suspect who stated, “I don’t want to hurt you, I just need cash”. The victim handed the suspect approximately $70 in cash. This suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a white male, 25-35yoa, 5’9”-5’11” in height. He was wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt with a dark gray scarf covering his face. No weapon was shown. No injuries reported.

On 02-28-2015 at 0531Hrs, the Shell Gas Station at 115 Bloomfield Avenue was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’7” in height, 150lbs, thin build, wearing a green army jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, and a dark scarf covering his face. This suspect brandished a black handgun and demanded money from the register. When the employee hesitated in opening the register, this suspect put the weapon away and walked out of the store. There were no proceeds in this incident.


02-27-2015 (Distinctive Framework, 106 Walnut Street) Theft of an employee’s purse by a customer. Suspect description is a black female, 5’7” in height, medium skin, medium build, with short black hair. She was wearing jeans with a black quilted jacket.

02-28-2015 (Marzullo’s Restaurant, 117 Grove Street) Theft of an employee’s jacket and wallet. The wallet contained $150 cash.

03-02-2015 (Warren Place) Theft of a motor vehicle left running in a driveway. The vehicle is described as a 2014 Range Rover Evoke.


02-28-2015 (Oakwood Avenue) Theft of a bicycle from a garage. This white Novara Bonita women’s mountain bicycle is valued at $735.


02-24-2015 at 1757 hours there was a road rage incident at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and High Street. During this incident, one driver pulled the other driver from their vehicle and then pushed them stating, “ I am going to get my gun”. No weapon was observed. No injuries reported. Suspect: 37-38 year old, black male, dark complexion, approximately 5'07", 160 lbs., shaved head, with a short beard, dark clothing. Operating a Silver Honda Accord with PA tags. 

02-24-2015 A Montclair resident was the victim of a phone scam. The caller, claiming to be from the IRS, informed the victim that they owed $10,000 in back taxes. The victim purchased numerous reloadable gift cards from CVS Pharmacy totaling $10,152. The victim furnished the redemption codes for these cards to the suspect via telephone. All of the money was removed from these prepay cards by the suspect.

02-25-2015 (Valley Road) A Hyundai Santa Fe was discovered engulfed in flames. MFD was successful in extinguishing the fire. MFD is investigating the cause of this incident.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

MPD Lt. Tracy Frazzano Selected to Attend FBI National Academy in Quantico PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lt. Tracy Frazzano

Decorated Montclair Police Lieutenant Tracy Frazzano has been accepted to the FBI National Academy, a 10-week professional development course for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders held four times a year on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.

During her study at the Academy she will take undergraduate- and graduate-level college courses in law, behavioral science, forensic science, understanding terrorism/terrorist mindsets, leadership development, communication, and health and fitness.

Chinese University Students Visit MPD PDF Print E-mail

Monday, March 9, 2015

Members of the Montclair Police Department gave a group of students from China a bird's eye view of the Department’s workings last Thursday. The twelve students were from various universities in China and were participating in a two-week program to complete sociology assignments on the role of US law enforcement in modern American society.

The students first met with Deputy Chief Todd Conforti who explained the department hierarchy and the many functions of a police force. They then visited the different units and bureaus in MPD headquarters and were introduced to officers, detectives and supervisors.

The students met members of the Juvenile Aid Bureau, Detective Bureau, Records and Identification Bureau, Uniform Division, Traffic Bureau, Patrol, and the Community Service Unit. During the two-hour tour they also had a fingerprinting demonstration and got to see the inside of a cell block and several police vehicles.

Chinese Students visit Montclair Police Department

Police Blotter for 02-24-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter


02-23-2015 (Talbot Street) Mr. John Martinez, 45yoa from Montclair, arrested for a $500 warrant out of this jurisdiction.

02-23-2015 (Pathmark, Lackawanna Plaza) Mr. Bobby Williams, 41yoa from Irvington, was arrested for shoplifting. Mr. Williams stole $53 in hygiene items and fled on foot. Officers arrested him after a short foot pursuit. Mr. Williams was charged with Shoplifting and Obstruction. He was also charged with criminal mischief for damaging a fence during his attempt to flee from officers.


02-17-2015 (Hoburg Place) Burst pipe caused damage to kitchen area and basement.

02-17-2015 (Highland Avenue) Burst pipe caused minor damage to a home.

02-19-2015 (Rydal Place) A Dodge Journey had its front driver side window smashed sometime during the night.

02-19-2015 (North Fullerton Avenue) Burst pipe caused extensive damage to a 2nd floor apartment.

02-21-2015 (Mission Street) Burst pipes caused flooding to the basement.

02-23-2015 (Valley Road) Vandalism to a Nissan Altima, which was parked in Kings Supermarket parking lot. An unknown party keyed the side of this vehicle, causing approximately $700 in damage.


02-17-2015 (Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton) Theft of a High School ring from a jacket pocket. Mr. Raymond Marshall, 52yoa from Newark, was later arrested and charged with theft.

02-20-2015 (Forest Street) Theft of a package containing an Apple Macbook Pro valued at $1953.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

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