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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 to Launch Drug Drop Box Program Oct 9 PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, October 8, 2015Montclair Police Department Patch

The Montclair Police Department Community Service Unit will launch its Drug Drop Box initiative on Friday, October 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Police Department Headquarters, 647 Bloomfield Avenue. The program allows residents to properly dispose of any old or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications by dropping them off at the box which is mounted in the lobby of Police Headquarters. The drop box program was organized in conjunction with the Essex County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT).

Research shows that 70% of individuals who abuse prescription and/or over-the-counter medication get access to them from the medicine cabinet or household of a friend or family member. Raising awareness about prescription and over-the-counter medication abuse and building a safe and healthy community are the key goals of this joint project.

The Police Community Service Unit partnered with several local organizations to decorate the Drug Drop Box. Local youth from the following organizations helped with decoration efforts:

Girl Scouts
Montclair Police Athletic League
Montclair Police Department, Community Service Unit (CSU)

All are welcome to the launch of this new resource for the community.

Police Blotter for 10-07-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 10-06-2015


10-04-2015 – (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Evan Taylor, 35yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of Montclair ($750) and Bloomfield ($500)


09-30-2015 – (Hillside Avenue) Burglary to a garage. Passenger vehicle license plates were taken. No sign of forced entry.


10-01-2015 – (Pathmark, Lackawanna Plaza) Theft of cash from a pocketbook, which was left in a shopping cart in the mall parking lot.

10-04-2015 – (Glenridge Avenue) Theft of food from a delivery vehicle while the driver was distracted. The vehicle door was discovered ajar and $50 in food was taken.

10-05-2015 – (Summit Avenue) A bicycle was stolen from the front yard of a residence.


09-30-2015 – (Brookdale Park) Illegal dumping of cut down trees and brush.

10-03-2015 – (Erie Saloon) A patron reported that he was assaulted after leaving the bar. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’8 in height, wearing all black. The victim was punched in the face and chest, but no injuries were reported.

10-03-2015 – (Lackawanna Plaza) The rear window of a vehicle was smashed while parked in the Bloomfield Avenue lot.

10-04-2015 – (Sherman Street) A rock was thrown through the front windshield of a vehicle

10-04-2015 – (Glenfield School) Graffiti was discovered spray-painted on an exit door

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Nishuane Park Aggravated Assault Arrest PDF Print E-mail

Anthony JohnsonOn 07/23/2015 at approximately 10:45 pm, Montclair Police Officers responded to the intersection of Cedar Ave & High St, on a report of a female screaming. Preliminary investigation indicated that the 41 year old Newark resident was assaulted with an unknown cutting weapon inside Nishuane Park. During the assault, the female sustained severe lacerations to her back and neck. She was subsequently transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

On 09/18/2015, Mr. Anthony Johnson, 37yoa from Belleville, was arrested by Montclair Detectives for this assault. He was charged with Aggravated Assault and Weapons Offenses. Bail was set at $300,000.

Police Blotter for 09-29-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter: 09-29-2015

09-22-2015 (Glenridge Ave) Mr. Leroy Thorpe, 62 yoa from Montclair, was arrested for open warrants out of Montclair ($1,840), East Orange ($250).
09-25-2015 (Greenwood Ave) Mr. Jalen Riley, 22yoa from Montclair, was arrested for open warrants out of Montclair ($341) and Little Falls ($148).

09-28-2015 (Montclair Kimberly Academy High School) Officers responded to the school on a reported burglary. Between 3:30 pm-7:00 am; someone entered a contractor’s storage box and removed numerous tools/equipment valued at $2,300.

09-22-2015 (Walnut Train Station) Theft from a motor vehicle. A parking permit was taken. The vehicle had been left unlocked.
09-26-2015 Grace Presbyterian Church: The victim’s wallet was taken while she was shopping at the church’s garage sale.
09-28-2015 (200 block Bloomfield Ave) Theft of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and running with the keys inside the ignition.

09-22-2015 (Elmwood Ave) Bags of clothes left on a porch for a clothing collection charity were set on fire. The fire was extinguished prior to contacting the police.
09-22-2015 (Orange Rd) An incident of criminal mischief was reported. Unknown individual(s) broke the front glass window of a dry cleaning business.
09-26-2015 (Lackawanna Plaza) A vehicle was vandalized on two occasions. The complainant reports that on 09-25-2015 and 09-26-2015; unknown person(s) caused damage to his vehicle.

/S/ Detective Sergeant James Milano

Police Blotter for 09-22-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter


09-15-2015 Mr. William Higgs, 26 yoa from Montclair, was arrested for an open warrant out of Montclair.

09-21-2015 Officers responded to Mission St on a reported assault. The on-scene investigation led to Mr. Lamar Brown, 21 yoa from Montclair, being arrested for: Assault, Criminal Mischief, and Possession of a weapon.


09-14-2015An attempted burglary was reported on Harrison Ave. The actor(s) attempted to gain entry into a construction trailer by cutting the trailer’s latch lock. Entry was not gained and no items were reported missing.

09-21-2015 Officers responded to a Park St residence on a reported burglary. Between the hours of 9:30 am – 11:00 am; someone entered the unlocked residence and removed numerous electronic devices and jewelry.

09-21-2015 (Woodmont Rd) Officers responded to a residence on Woodmont Rd on a reported burglary. Between the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm; someone entered the home by forcing open a rear door and removed electronic devices.


09-14-2015 (Bloomfield Ave) Theft of a handicapped scooter. The scooter is valued at $500 and is blue with the number “48” displayed on the back. The suspects are described as: (2) black females, approximately 12-14 yoa.

Detective Sergeant James Milano

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