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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 Blotter for 08-25-15 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 08-25-2015


08-24-2015 (Park Street) Mr. David Blakely, 25yoa from Montclair, was placed under arrest for being intoxicated and disorderly in public.


08-20-2015 (Lloyd Road) A Mazda CX-7, parked in the street, was stolen.

08-21-2015 (Franklin Avenue) A bicycle was stolen from the rear yard of a residence.


08-22-2015 (Walnut Street) Burglary to an apartment. Jewelry and loose change were taken.


On 08-24-2015 at 1340Hrs a black BMW 650i was carjacked in the area of Prospect Avenue, north of Claremont Avenue. The victim was walking to his vehicle when approached by a subject who was gesturing that he had a weapon in his waistband. The suspect then demanded the keys to the victim’s vehicle. This suspect took the victim's vehicle and fled southbound. It appears that this suspect had exited a silver Mercedes, which was also observed fleeing the scene. This Mercedes struck a street sign on Harrison Avenue, flattening a tire and becoming disabled. This vehicle was recovered, unoccupied, in the south end of Montclair and was discovered to have been stolen out of Saddlebrook. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10” in height, approximately 25-35yoa, with a slim build. No injuries were reported in this incident.


08-18-2015 (Nishuane School) A small fire near the dumpsters at the rear of the school. The small fire was extinguished by school staff. No damage was reported. The fire was discovered at 1600Hrs.

08-20-2015 (Valley Road) Two vehicles were vandalized in the rear lot of an apartment building. Both vehicles had their side window smashed. Nothing was taken in these incidents.

08-23-2015 (Pine Street) A male was observed exposing himself standing in the parking lot of an apartment building. The suspect is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, approximately 40yoa, wearing khaki shorts and a black shirt.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Drunk Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of National Campaign PDF Print E-mail

Montclair law enforcement officials will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of an end of summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. The campaign began August 21 and will continue through September 7.

Labor Day weekend brings an increase in highway travel and drunk driving, so state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation are stepping up enforcement to crack down on this deadly epidemic and save lives.

Police Blotter for 08-18-15 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 08-18-2015


08-11-2015 (Pine Street) Ms. Neta Pringley, 47yoa from Montclair, was arrested for an open No-Bail warrant out of the Essex County Sheriffs Office.

08-11-2015 (Walnut Street Train Station) Three juveniles were arrested for entering unlocked vehicles in the area.

08-12-2015 (Laurel Place) Mr. Marc Valentine, 46yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of Montclair, Glen Ridge, and East Orange.

08-14-2015 (Greenwood Avenue) Mr. Arthur Bailey, 44yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair.


08-12-2015 (Walnut Street) Theft of UPS packages from a porch totaling over $1000 in merchandise.

08-13-2015 (Trinity Place) Theft of UPS package containing $180 in purchases.

08-13-2015 (Bay Street Station) Theft of a bicycle from the outdoor bike rack. This bicycle had been locked to the rack.

08-17-2015 (High Street) A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked in a driveway. No damage to the vehicle.

08-17-2015 (Roswell Terrace) An iPhone was stolen from an enclosed porch. The victim’s vehicle was also rummaged through, but nothing taken.


08-11-2015 (Nishuane Pool) Lounge chairs, umbrellas, and a handicap chair lift were thrown into the Nishuane pool sometime overnight. Entry was gained through a hole in the perimeter fence.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 08-11-15 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department


08-04-2015 (Pine Street) Mr. Timere Payne, 18yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out on Montclair.

08-04-2015 (Wheeler Street) Mr. Isaiah Boatwright, 25yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair.

08-05-2015 (Maple Avenue) Mr. Gregory Purnell, 29yoa from Newark, was arrested for stealing items from vehicles in the area.

08-05-2015 (South Fullerton Avenue) Mr. Willie Brown, 56yoa from Maryland, was arrested for open burglary warrants out of Montclair.

08-06-2015 (Grove Street) Mr. Marcos Garson, 56yoa from Pennsylvania, was arrested on an open warrant out of Secaucus.

08-09-2015 (Prospect Terrace) Mr. James Aguiar, 23yoa from Montclair, was arrested for breaking into motor vehicles.


08-04-2015 (Willowdale Avenue) Theft of a bicycle from a rear yard.

08-04-2015 (Canterbury Drive) A vehicle, parked in the street, had its passenger window smashed. A bag containing work papers was taken.

08-04-2015 (Madison Avenue) Theft from a vehicle parked in a driveway. A gym bag was taken.

08-05-2015 (Claremont Avenue) Theft of loose change from a motor vehicle. A driver side window was smashed to gain entry.

08-05-2015 (Claremont Avenue) A vehicle had its passenger window broken. Nothing was reported taken.


08-04-2015 (Draper Terrace) Burglary to a garage. A bicycle was taken in this incident.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 08-04-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 08-04-2015


07-29-2015 (South Mountain Avenue) Mr. Thomas Daviet, 65yoa from Montclair, was arrested for DWI after having fled the scene of a motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

08-02-2015 (Hilltop Place) Ms. Stephanie Barber, 29yoa from Bridgewater, was arrested and charged with DWI after striking a fence. No injuries were reported.


07-28-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue) Burglary to a vacant business storage space. Numerous banquet tables and chairs were taken.

07-28-2015 (Gates Avenue) Burglary to a garage. Three bicycles were stolen in this incident.

08-01-2015 (223 Harrison Avenue, Pines Auto Sales) Burglary to the auto shop office. Entry was gained by damaging a door lock. Cash was taken in this incident.


07-31-2015 (Walnut Street) An unlocked vehicle was entered. Loose change was taken.

07-31-2015 (Union Street) A delivery person observed a subject enter their vehicle and drive away. This vehicle, a Nissan 350z, was later recovered in the City of Orange.

Wanted Person

On 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 indicates that the 41 year old Newark resident was assaulted with an unknown weapon inside Nishuane Park. During the assault the female sustained lacerations on her body and was subsequently transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was last observed traveling south on High St in the below noted vehicle.

Suspect description: Tall, black male, in his 40’s

Suspect vehicle: Newer model, red 2-door vehicle.

Suspect Composite Drawing:

MPD suspect composite drawing

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