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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 09-30-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 09-30-2014

Arrest

On 09-28-2014 at 0204Hrs, Officers assigned to the Mission Street post observed a large disturbance mid-block in the center of the street. Upon responding, they located approximately eight individuals huddled around two males who were physically fighting. One of the males who was fighting was identified as Justin Davis (18yoa from Montclair), disregarded Officers orders. He continued to act in a combative and aggressive manner. Mr. Davis was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct.

On 09-29-2014 at 0738Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Warren Place on a report of a suspicious male walking through the rear yards of homes. Arriving Officers observed this suspect, James Aguiar (23yoa from Montclair) walking on Warren Place. After conducting a canvass of the neighborhood, numerous witnesses observed Mr. Aguiar walking through the rear properties of homes in the area. It was discovered that Mr. Aguiar had rummaged through at least one vehicle in the neighborhood, ripping open parcels, which were on the rear seat. Mr. Aguiar was placed under arrest and charged with burglary and theft. He was held on $7,500 bail.

Burglary

On 09-23-2014, a Yantacaw Brook Road resident reported the theft of jewelry. The items stolen included an 18k gold Patek Philippe bracelet watch, valued at $38,000. The jewelry was last seen on Labor Day 2014. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Anderson at 973-509-4706

On 09-26-2014, an Officer was dispatched to a residence on Valley Road, near Church Street, on a report of a burglary. The victim stated that when she returned home on 09-24-2014, she observed the rear door ajar. It appears that a radio/CD player was stolen from the residence in this incident. On 09-26-2014 at 2100Hrs, the victim observed that the window in the rear door of the residence had been smashed. The actor(s) were unable to gain access to the residence in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective D. Rullo at 973-509-4726

Theft From a Vehicle

On 09-24-2014, Officers were dispatched to Chester Road on a report of an attempted theft from a vehicle. The victim stated that at 0318Hrs, he observed a subject looking into his vehicle. The suspect is described as a short male wearing a baseball cap. It did not appear that anything was taken in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.
On 09-24-2014 a Cedar Grove resident reported a theft from their vehicle in the area of Union Street near Elm Street. Between 1500Hrs and 1530Hrs, someone entered their Nissan Xterra, and stole a black backpack and wallet. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-25-2014, Officers were dispatched to Tuxedo Road on a report of a theft from a vehicle. The witness stated that at 0127Hrs, they observed a subject leaning into a vehicle in a driveway. The suspect is described as a medium build male, approximately 5’9” in height, wearing a dark sweatshirt. $20 in loose change was stolen from this vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-29-2014, Officers were dispatched to Gardiner Place on a report of theft from a motor vehicle. The victim stated that between 1745Hrs on 09-28-2014 and 0800Hrs on 09-29-2014, someone had entered their Jeep Grand Cherokee. $4.00 in quarters was stolen from the center console of this vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-29-2014 at 0847Hrs, while investigating a separate motor vehicle break-in on Gardiner Place, Officers observed a Subaru Legacy with its doors ajar. Upon locating the owner of this vehicle, it was determined that it too had been entered. The contents of the vehicle had been rummaged through, but it did not appear that anything was taken.

Theft

On 09-24-2014, a Bloomfield Avenue resident reported the theft of a bicycle from the basement of their apartment building. This bicycle was last seen on 09-15-2014. The bicycle is described as a blue women’s 10-speed bicycle. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

 
Police Blotter for 09-23-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter
09-23-2014

Vehicle Theft

On 09-19-2014, a Bell Street resident reported the theft of their Lexus SUV. The victim observed a suspect drive away with his vehicle, south on Orange Road. This stolen vehicle appeared to be accompanied by another suspect, operating a dark colored Porsche SUV. The suspect who was operating the stolen Lexus was described as a black male, 30yoa, dreadlocks, with a light colored t-shirt. The suspect operating the Porsche SUV was described as a black male, 30yoa, short hair, with a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective C. Cunningham 973-509-4724.

Arrests

On 09-17-2014 at 1942Hrs, Officers observed a vehicle traveling on Claremont Avenue, which had failed to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. The Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Claremont Avenue and Greenwood Avenue. Upon speaking with the vehicle operator, Kevin Husvar (40yoa from Bloomfield), Officers believed that he was under the influence of alcohol. Upon conducting field sobriety tests, Officers placed Mr. Husvar under arrest. He was charged with DWI, DWI in a School Zone, and issued a summons for failure to yield to pedestrians.

On 09-17-2014 Officers in the area of the South End stores, observed a subject known to have an open warrant out of Montclair. Eric Holland (31yoa from Montclair), was placed under arrest for this open warrant stemming from an aggravated assault which occurred on 09-07-2014. In this incident, Mr. Holland approached the victim inside South End Liquors, striking him in the head with a full beer bottle. This assault caused serious injury to the victims head and ear. This assault was the result of a verbal dispute, which had occurred outside the store. Mr. Holland is being held on $50,000 bail.

On 09-20-2014 at 0014Hrs, Officers were dispatched to South Willow Street on a report of an unconscious party in a vehicle. The vehicle operator, Pamela Inca (36yoa from Dumont, NJ), was believed to be under the influence of alcohol. Ms. Inca was placed under arrest and charged with DWI.

On 09-20-2014 at 0150Hrs, Officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle, which had crashed in the back yard of a residence on Stonebridge Road. The vehicle operator, Troy Webster (24yoa from East Orange) was found walking through the rear yards, near the accident location. Officers observed his Pontiac Grand Prix in the rear yard of a residence. Through investigation, it was determined that the vehicle had been traveling south on Stonebridge Road, when Mr. Webster failed to negotiate the bend. His vehicle mounted an embankment, rolled over, passed through a wooded area, and ultimately came to rest, right-side-up in a rear yard. There was no damage to any homes reported in this incident. Mr. Webster was transported to the hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. He was placed under arrest and charged with DWI.

On 09-20-2014 at 1611Hrs, Officers in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Park Street arrested a subject for open warrants. Mr. Daron Allen (34yoa from Newark) was placed under arrest on a No-Bail warrant out of the Essex County Sheriffs Office, as well as a $350 Newark warrant.

On 09-21-2014 at 2044Hrs, Officers observed a dispute between an employee of the Exxon Gas Station on Bloomfield Avenue, and a patron. The patron, Khali Richardson (32yoa from Montclair), was refusing to leave the property. He appeared intoxicated, shouting profanities, and acting in a disorderly manner. He refused Officers instructions to leave the premises, and was placed under arrest. Mr. Richardson was charged with Disorderly Conduct and held on $2,500 bail.

Fraud

On 09-18-2014, a Montclair business owner reported that they were the victim of a fraud. The victim explained that they received a call from a person claiming to represent PSE&G collections. He advised the victim to purchase a prepaid debit card from CVS and provide him with the redemption information, or their power would be shut off. The victim purchased an $800 card and provided the caller with the serial numbers. The victim did not realize that this was a fraudulent transaction until they received their monthly statement from PSE&G. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective R. Singleton at 973-509-4722.

D/Lt. David O'Dowd

 
Police Blotter for 09-16-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter
09-16-2014

Miscellaneous:

On 09-09-2014, a caretaker at Van Vleck Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, reported vandalism to the property. Between 09-05-2014 at 1500Hrs and 09-08-2014 at 0900Hrs, someone had carved four letters into a European Beech tree in the gardens. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Found/Stolen Bicycles:

On 09-09-2014 at 1353Hrs, a bicycle was recovered from Glenfield Park. The bicycle is described as a red boys Mongoose brand Mode 90. Anyone with ownership information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-10-2014 at 1145Hrs, an Upper Mountain resident observed a subject removing his bicycle from the garage in the rear of his home. The suspect was attempting to flee with this bicycle, when the homeowner confronted him on the street. The suspect returned the bicycle and walked away, south on Upper Mountain Avenue. This suspect is described as a black male, 25-35yoa, 6’1” in height, 205lbs, with a short haircut and a short beard. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective L. McCarthy at 973-509-4725.

On 09-10-2014, a bicycle was recovered on North Fullerton Avenue. The bicycle is described as a blue/white Trek brand. Anyone with ownership information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-10-2014, a bicycle was recovered on Elmwood Avenue. The bicycle is described as a green Chaos brand FS20 BMX. Anyone with ownership information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-11-2014, a Walnut Crescent resident reported the theft of their bicycle. The victim stated that between 9-10-2014 at 1800Hrs and 9-11-2014 at 1330Hrs, someone stole their bicycle from a detached garage. The bicycle is described as a white/black 12-Speed Diamond brand mountain bike. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-11-2014, a bicycle was recovered on Bellevue Avenue at Brookdale Park. The bicycle is described as a gray Roadmaster Granite Peak. Anyone with ownership information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-13-2014, an Officer on patrol in the area of Valley Road and Watchung Avenue observed three juvenile males in the rear yard of a residence. Upon seeing the patrol car, these juveniles fled the yard on bicycles. This officer was successful in locating one of these juveniles on Erwin Park Road. Upon investigation, it was determined that these three juveniles were all in possession of stolen bicycles. Our Juvenile Aid Bureau is investigating.

On 09-14-2014 at 0110Hrs, Officers arrested Mr. Robert Morton (25yoa from Montclair) for stealing a men’s Shogun Shockwave 2600 mountain bicycle from the Exxon gas station on Bloomfield Avenue. Mr. Morton was observed riding away from that location on this stolen bicycle. He was arrested without incident and charged with theft. He was later released on his own recognizance.

Residents are reminded that all bicycles owned in the township are to be registered under township ordinance. This registration process assists the police department in identifying stolen and lost bicycles. For information and registration assistance, please contact our Community Service Unit at 973-509-4775.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:

On 09-10-2014 at a pproximately1549Hrs, a vehicle parked in the parking deck at 1 Greenwood Avenue was entered. The owner discovered that their passenger side window had been smashed, and items taken from the vehicle. The vehicle is described as a gray Nissan SUV. Taken in this incident were a Dell laptop, computer peripherals, and $1,800 in cash. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective C. Cunningham at 973-509-4716.

On 09-11-2014, a vehicle parked on Draper Terrace was entered, and items were taken. Between 1710Hrs and 1820Hrs, this unlocked silver Honda Accord was entered. Stolen in this incident was a 17” Hewlett Packard laptop in a gray canvass bag. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09-12-2014 at 2055Hrs, a Riverview Drive resident observed three suspects entering his vehicles. He observed one of these suspects sitting in the passenger seat of his Toyota SUV. When the homeowner yelled at the suspects, they fled on foot towards Alexander Avenue. These suspects are described as juvenile white males, wearing white t-shirts and shorts. Nothing was stolen in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

 
Police Blotter for 09-09-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter
09-09-14

Arrest

On 09/05/2014 at 1908Hrs, Officers patrolling the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Seymour Street observed a subject known to have an outstanding warrant. Mr. David Blakely (24yoa from Montclair) was placed under arrest on this open warrant out of Montclair and later released on his own recognizance.

On 09/04/2014 at 1717Hrs, Officers observed a subject in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and New Street, who was known to have open warrants. This subject, Mr. Fard Murray (31yoa from Montclair) fled on foot from the approaching Officers. After a short foot chase, Mr. Murray was arrested on Bloomfield Avenue. During this arrest, Mr. Murray physically resisted the Officers as they were attempting to apply handcuffs. Mr. Murray was also found to be in possession of marijuana. He was charged with Resisting Arrest and Possession of Marijuana/Paraphernalia. He is also being held on open warrants out of Newark totaling $5000.

On 09/02/2014 at 1648Hrs, Officers observed a subject in the area of Pine Street and Glenridge Avenue who was known to have an open warrant. Mr. Richard Chinn Jr. (24yoa from Montclair) was placed under arrest and held on a $400 warrant out of Glen Ridge.

Theft From Vehicle

On 09/06/2014, Officers were dispatched to Norwood Avenue on a report of a vehicle that was entered. The victim stated that between 0500Hrs on 8/22/2014 and 1700Hrs on 09/06/2014, someone had entered their vehicle. The vehicle, a BMW 5-Series had been rummaged through, and $5 in loose change taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Theft

On 09/02/2014 at 1315Hrs, a resident on North Willow Street observed two juveniles had taken a package, which had just been delivered, off a front porch. This package contained four Cannon ink cartridges valued at $300. The two juveniles were described as black males, approximately 10yoa, with short hair. Anyone with information, please contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09/07/2014 at 1854Hrs, Officers were dispatched to 25 Park Street, The YMCA, on a report of a bicycle theft. The victim stated that he had left his black GT brand bicycle in the North Fullerton parking deck. This bicycle was taken between 1730Hrs and 1850Hrs.
Anyone with information, please contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09/05/2014 at 0142Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Valley Road near Lorraine Avenue on a bicycle theft. The victim stated that between 0900Hrs and 1430hrs on 09/04/2014, someone had stolen his black Hyper Havoc FS Mountain Bike. Anyone with information, please contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Miscellaneous

On 09/06/2014 at 0005Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Gordonhurst Avenue near Valley Road, on a report of vandalism. The victim stated that sometime during that night, his PVC fence had been knocked over. 18 fence posts were damaged in this incident. Anyone with information, please contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 09/05/2014 at 1300Hrs, a William Street resident received a telephone call from a person claiming to be “Julius from PSE&G”. This caller stated that if he did not provide immediate payment, his power would be shut off. “Julius” directed the victim to purchase $990 in GreenDot prepaid cards and furnish him with the redemption information. The victim then called the suspect back at a 1-800 number and provided him with the redemption information, later realizing it was a fraud.

On 09/06/2014 at 1957Hrs, Officers responded to a car fire at Valley Road on Chestnut Street. The vehicle operator was driving on Valley road when they smelled burning at which time they pulled over and exited the vehicle. When MPD arrived there was smoke and flames coming from under the hood. MPD attempted to extinguish the blaze with their fire extinguishers. MFD responded and ensured that the fire was extinguished. MFD is determining the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported in this incident.

D/LT. David O’Dowd

 
MIDLAND AVE ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Construction will take place in the area of Montclair High School on Midland Avenue between James Street and Brunswick Road over the next few weeks. Portions of the road between James and Brunswick will be closed to traffic while work is being done during the school day, however, TRAFFIC FOR HIGH SCHOOL DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

 
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