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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 Report 12-29-2014 PDF Print E-mail

Monday, December 29, 2014

On 12-27-2014 at 1805Hrs, officers observed a Black BMW 328i, parked in the lot at Lackawanna Plaza.  This vehicle had been reported stolen out of Morristown earlier that date.  Officers then observed the suspect, Alphonse Ollie (34yoa from Orange) utilize a key fob to gain access to this vehicle.  Officers approached Mr. Ollie and attempted to place him under arrest.  Mr. Ollie ran from approaching Officers, resulting in a short foot chase.  When caught, Mr. Ollie resisted Officers efforts to apply handcuffs.  Mr. Ollie was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest.

 
Police Blotter for 12-23-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 12-23-2014

Arrest:

On 12-20-2014 at 0147Hrs, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a black Pontiac in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and New Street. The driver, Gary Clark Jr. (35yoa from Bloomfield) was found to have an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. Officers conducted field sobriety tests, and then placed Mr. Clark under arrest for DWI.

On 12-20-2014 at 1922Hrs, Urban Outfitters (20 S. Park Street) reported that they were the victims of a shoplifting. They explained that two females had just filled up two large shopping bags with merchandise and fled the store. Officers located two female subjects at the bus stop at Bloomfield Avenue and Gates Avenue who matched the suspect descriptions. These subjects, two 16yoa juveniles from Orange and Newark, were found to be in possession of 47 stolen items, totaling $2371. They were placed under arrest and charged with Shoplifting.

On 12-19-2014 at 2324Hrs, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a black Toyota Celica in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and the Glen Ridge town line. The driver, Cleve Upchurch (26yoa from Paterson) was found to have an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. Officers conducted field sobriety tests, and then placed Mr. Upchurch under arrest for DWI.

On 12-20-2014 at 2235Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Pathmark (35 Lackawanna Plaza) on a report of a male fighting with security. Upon arriving, they located David Blakely (24yoa from Montclair), arguing with security. Mr. Blakely was intoxicated and attempted to strike the security officer. Mr. Blakely was placed under arrest and charged with Disorderly Persons.

On 12-19-2014 at 2322Hrs, Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident at Park Street and Wildwood Avenue. Officers observed that a 2008 Lexus had struck two parked vehicles on Park Street. The driver, Linda Alexandroff (40yoa from Clifton) was found to have an odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath. Officers conducted field sobriety tests, and then placed Ms. Alexandroff under arrest for DWI.

Robbery:

On 12-15-2014 a 16yoa Montclair resident reported that he was the victim of an armed robbery. The victim explained that at 1700Hrs, he was waiting for the bus at Bloomfield Avenue and South Park Street, when approached by three males. These three males surrounded the victim, demanding his money and cellular telephone. During this robbery, one of the males lifted this shirt to show a black handgun tucked in his waistband. The three suspects then fled on foot, south on South Park Street. Taken in this incident was a black Samsung Galaxy 4 cellular telephone and $5 cash. The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1 – Black male, 18-19yoa, 6’0, wearing a black Northface brand hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Suspect #2 - Black male, 18-19yoa, 6’0, wearing a blue Northface brand hooded sweatshirt.
Suspect #3 – Black male, 20yoa, 6’2, thin moustache, wearing a black skull cap, Polo brand jacket, black jeans, Timberland brand boots.

Miscellaneous

On 12-16-2014 at 1623Hrs, MPD and MFD responded to a Forest Street residence on a report of a structure fire. Upon arriving, units observed flames coming from the third floor in the rear of the residence. The residence was determined to be unoccupied at that time. The third floor of this residence suffered significant damage. There were no injuries reported in this incident. MFD is investigating the cause of this fire.

On 12-19-2014 a Montclair resident reported that they were the victims of a theft from a motor vehicle in the Lorraine/Bellevue Lot. The victim explained that between 1330Hrs and 1430Hrs, someone had entered their Nissan Rogue. A pocketbook, wallet and $40 cash were stolen in this incident. There was no damage to the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact our juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

 
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

 
Police Blotter for 12-16-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 12-16-2014

Arrests

On 12/10/2014 at 0217Hrs, dispatch received a call from the alarm company notifying them of a panic alarm at “Cars Restaurant” 150 Valley Road. An employee from Cars then dialed 911 and advised our dispatch that they had just been the victims of a robbery at gunpoint. There were three employees and one customer inside the store at the time of the robbery. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’2, approx 40yoa black coat, dark pants, and ski-mask covering his face.

The suspect walked into the store wearing the ski mask and demanded that the employee open the register. The employee replied that they were unable to open the register at that time. The suspect then reached into his waistband and exposed the grip of a silver handgun. The suspect then took $107 in cash from the male customer in the store (19yoa from Montclair). The actor then fled on foot. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

Later that date, Montclair Detectives identified this robbery suspect as Mr. Dennis Royal (49yoa from Newark). Mr. Royal was charged with Robbery and Weapon Possession charges. On 12-13-2014, the State Police encountered Mr. Royal in the city of Irvington. He was discovered to have these open warrants out of Montclair and subsequently arrested. A handgun was found in his possession at the time of arrest.

Dennis Royal

Royal, Dennis

On 12-12-2014 at 2336Hrs, Officers responded to Watchung Avenue on a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arriving, Officers observed that vehicle operator; Jessica Becker (43yoa from Chatham) had crashed into a parked vehicle. Officers conducted Field Sobriety Testing and placed Ms. Becker under arrest for DWI.

On 12-15-2014 at 1349Hrs, Officers responded to CVS Pharmacy, 49 Claremont Avenue, on a report of a shoplifting. Upon arriving, officers arrested Ms. Jacquelin Fishman-Carter (50yoa from Montclair) for shoplifting items totaling $53.54. Ms. Fishman-Carter was also found to have open warrants out of Glen Ridge ($500) and Wayne ($500).

On 12-15-2014 at 1736Hrs, Officers responded to CVS Pharmacy, 514 Bloomfield Avenue, on a report of a shoplifting. Upon arriving, officers observed a subject running south on South park Street matching the suspect description. After a brief foot pursuit, Officers were successful in arresting Mr. Richard Burwell (45yoa from East Orange) for shoplifting items totaling $148.25. Mr. Burwell was also found to have an open warrant out of Georgia. His bail was set at $2,500 cash.

Motor Vehicle

On 12-12-2014 a Washington Avenue resident reported that they were the victims of a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim explained that between 1730Hrs on 12-11-2014 and 0830Hrs on 12-12-2014, someone had entered their Nissan Murano. Approximately $10 in loose change was stolen in this incident. There was no damage to the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact our juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 12-12-2014 at 0831Hrs, a North Mountain resident reported that their vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of the home. The vehicle, a silver Acura MDX, had been left running. An officer on patrol had observed this vehicle on Lloyd Road, followed by a Jeep Cherokee, just prior to it having been reported stolen. Later that date, this vehicle was recovered, unoccupied, in the city of Orange. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Milano at 973-509-4719.

On 12-14-2014, an Oxford Street resident reported that an unknown person had thrown a rock through the back window of their vehicle. The vehicle, a Honda Accord, was parked in the driveway of the residence. This incident occurred between 2245hrs on 12-13-2014, and 0930Hrs on 12-14-2014. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 12-12-2014 a second Washington Avenue resident reported that someone had entered their vehicle. This victim explained that between 1900Hrs on 12-11-2014 and 0730Hrs on 12-12-2014, someone had entered their Toyota Prius. Nothing appears to have been stolen in this incident. There was no damage to the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact our juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 12-14-2014, a Walnut Street resident reported that an unknown person had thrown a rock through the back window of their vehicle. The vehicle, a Nissan Maxima, was parked in the driveway of the residence. This incident occurred between 2130hrs and 2345Hrs on 12-13-2014. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 12-14-2014, a Christopher Street resident reported that an unknown person had thrown a rock through the front windshield of their vehicle. The vehicle, a Volkswagon, was parked on Chestnut Street. This incident occurred between 2330hrs on 12-13-2014, and 0800Hrs on 12-14-2014. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 12-15-2014, an Essex Avenue resident reported that an unknown person had thrown a rock through the rear window of their vehicle. The vehicle, a silver Subaru, was parked in the driveway of the residence. This incident occurred during the overnight hours of 12-14-2014. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Theft

On 12-15-2014, a Pine Street resident reported a theft of packages shipped to their residence. These two packages were stolen between 1436Hrs and 1800hrs. The contents of these two packages are valued at $90. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective L. Gutauskas at 973-509-4739.

On 12-15-2014, a Plymouth Street resident reported a theft of the contents of packages shipped to their residence. The contents of these six packages were stolen between 1630Hrs on 12-12-2014 and 0100hrs on 12-13-2014. The packages were left at the scene, but the contents (valued at $56) were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

 
Man Shot in Foot, MPD Seeks Information PDF Print E-mail

Monday, December 15, 2014

On Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 8:45 p.m. a 19-year-old Mission street resident reported being shot in the foot. He was provided medical assistance and transported to University Hospital in Newark.

Police are conducting an investigation to determine if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted/accidental, or if there was a suspect or suspects involved. Investigators are also working to determine the actual incident location.

No other injuries were reported and no weapon was recovered at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

 
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