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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 04-21-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 04-21-2015


04-15-2015 – (1 Lackawanna Plaza, Pathmark Supermarket) Mr. Jamison Evans, 45yoa from Newark, was arrested for shoplifting $144.93 of baby formula.

04-15-2015 – (470 Bloomfield Ave, Anthropologie) Ms. Nuria Perez, 23yoa from Newark, was arrested for shoplifting $340 in clothing items.

04-17-2015 – (Windsor Place) Mr. Dorian Dewees, 44yoa from West Virginia, was arrested for open warrants out of Fort Lee and West Orange, totaling $1055.


04-14-2015 – (Valley Road, A&P Supermarket) Shoplifting of $80 in toilet paper. Suspect is white male, large build, wearing a black baseball cap with white writing.

04-14-2015 – (Park Street YMCA) Theft of an Apple iPhone 5s from the teen center.

04-15-2015 – (Rosedale Avenue) Theft of a green Nissan Maxima from a driveway. It appears that the vehicle window was smashed during this theft.

04-17-2015 – (Bellaire Drive) Theft from a motor vehicle. A 2006 Infinity was entered in a driveway. The driver side door lock was broken in the incident. Unknown on proceeds.

04-15-2015 – (Montclair Public Library) The library van was discovered to have been rummaged through. Unknown if anything was taken.


04-14-2015 – (Bellevue Parking Lot) Graffiti spray painted on buildings.

04-17-2015 – (Grove Street) Grease fire in a kitchen caused a heavy smoke condition. Some damage occurred to the kitchen while extinguishing the fire.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 04-14-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 04-14-2015


04-11-2015 – (Mission Street) Mr. James Reynolds was arrested for an open warrant out of East Orange totaling $1000.


04-09-2015 – (Bloomfield Avenue) Burglary to a commercial building. A glass door was smashed to gain access to office space. $75 in cash was taken.


04-09-2015 – (South Fullerton parking Lot) A briefcase and two suit blazers were stolen from an unlocked Kia Optima. The stolen briefcase, containing a Toshiba laptop, was later recovered on an adjacent property. The briefcase and laptop was returned to the victim.

04-09-2015 – (South Fullerton) Two cellular telephone chargers and $40 cash were stolen from a white Ford Fiesta, which was parked in the street. No damage to the vehicle.

04-09-2015 – (Edgemont Road) A 2013 Infinity JX3 was stolen from a driveway. The keys may have been left in the vehicle.

04-11-2015 – (565 Valley Road, CVS Pharmacy) A male suspect shoplifted the contents of seven racks of razors. This suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 35-40yoa, medium complexion, 5’5 in height, 190lbs, wearing a light blue shirt and khaki pants.

04-12-2015 – (William Street) Burglary of work tools from an apartment. Total loss $2500.

04-13-2015 – (Carey Ct) Attempted theft from a motor vehicle. Witness observed a tall, light skin male, wearing a baseball cap, entering vehicles parked in driveways along the street. Unknown if anything was taken at this time.


04-08-2015 – (Upper Mountain Avenue) Graffiti on the MKA field House.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 04-07-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 04-07-2015


04-04-2015 (Grove Street) Mr. Ahmed Nasiruddi, 33yoa from Clifton, was arrested for DWI.


04-01-2015 (Mission Street) Mr. Justin Davis (19yoa from Montclair) and Lamar Brown (20yoa from Montclair) were arrested for defiant trespass on a vacant home.

04-01-2015 (St. Luke’s Church, 73 South Fullerton Ave.) Burglary to the church. Entry was gained by smashing a first floor window with a rock. Unknown on proceeds.

04-05-2015 (High Street) Burglary to a residence under construction. Four air conditioning units, valued at $2000 were stolen. No forced entry.

04-06-2015 (Lloyd Road) Burglary to a construction trailer. An Orange/Black Generac Generator and a Tapcon Laser Level were taken. Total value $5,000. The locking latch to the trailer was broken off in the incident.


04-03-2015 (Upper Mountain Avenue) Two found bicycles. An Orange Freestyle 20”, and a Yellow/Black Huffy EXO 36”.

04-05-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue) A male and female fled without paying for a NYC Taxi trip from the Holland Tunnel to Montclair. The total fare was $50.

04-07-2015 (Hawthorne Place) Vandalism to a vehicle. A rock was thrown through the rear window of a White Ford Flex. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence.

D/Lt. D. O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 03-31-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 03-31-2015


03-24-2015 – (Mission Street) Mr. Devon Anderson, 24yoa from Montclair, was arrested on a $1000 warrant out of Morristown.

03-27-2015 – (Glenridge Avenue) Mr. Anthony T. Robinson, 23yoa from Belleville, was arrested for open warrants out of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office (No Bail) and Bloomfield ($650)

03-30-2015 – (Kings Supermarket, 650 Valley Road) Mr. Calvin Pierce (22yoa from East Orange) and Mr. Mygasnov Michel (23yoa from Orange) were arrested for tendering fraudulent $100 and $50 bills. They are charged with Forgery, Criminal Simulation, Theft by Deception, and Conspiracy.

03-30-2015 (Grove Street) Mr. David Bjerklie, 60yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with DWI following a hit and run accident. No injuries were reported.


03-25-2015 – (Harrison Avenue) Theft of gas from Pine Auto Delta Station. Suspect is described as a black male, 25-30yoa, wearing a gray sweat suit. Suspect vehicle is a Lexus 450. The suspect drove away without paying for $40.50 in gas.

03-27-2015 – (Union Street) Theft from a Toyota Rav4. No forced entry. Stolen was a black briefcase valued at $100

03-28-2015 – (Harrison Avenue) Theft from a BMW X3. Stolen was a black purse containing a Samsung Galaxy 4, an Apple iPad, an Apple Nano, a wallet, and sunglasses.

03-28-2015 – (CVS Pharmacy, 514 Bloomfield Avenue) Shoplifting of diapers valued at $500. Suspect is described as a black male, 30-40yoa, approximately 6’2” in height, wearing a black vest over a gray hooded sweatshirt.


03-27-2015 – (Elizabeth Road) Burglary to a residence. Entry was gained by smashing the rear sliding door. Numerous items of jewelry were taken.


03-25-2015 – (Northeast School, 603 Grove Street) an unknown person threw a rock through a school library window.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

MPD Seeks Suspect in Multiple Robberies PDF Print E-mail

The Montclair Police Department is seeking a suspect in connection with several robberies in Montclair. See composite below. He is also a suspect in robberies in surrounding jurisdictions.

February 24, at 9:00 a.m. (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.

February 26 at 3:46 p.m. (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.

February 28 at 5:31 a.m., 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.

Montlcair robberies suspect

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