Montclair Police Blotter
02-25-2015 (Pathmark, 35 Lackawanna Plaza) Mr. Tequaryn Warran, 42yoa from Irvington, was charged with shoplifting for stealing $288.71 in hygiene products.
02-25-2015 (Whole Foods, 701 Bloomfield Avenue) Employee Shaquanna Brown, 28yoa from Newark, was arrested and charged with theft. Ms. Brown was discovered to have taken $820 in cash from a customer’s pocket book, which had been accidentally left at her register. A portion of the money was recovered.
03-01-2015 (Pathmark, 35 Lackawanna Plaza) Mr. Austin Bazemore, 24yoa from Montclair, was charged with shoplifting for stealing $112 in products.
02-24-2015 at 0900Hrs (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.
02-26-2015 at 1546Hrs (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.
On 02-28-2015 at 0531Hrs, 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.
02-27-2015 (Distinctive Framework, 106 Walnut Street) Theft of an employee’s purse by a customer. Suspect description is a black female, 5’7” in height, medium skin, medium build, with short black hair. She was wearing jeans with a black quilted jacket.
02-28-2015 (Marzullo’s Restaurant, 117 Grove Street) Theft of an employee’s jacket and wallet. The wallet contained $150 cash.
03-02-2015 (Warren Place) Theft of a motor vehicle left running in a driveway. The vehicle is described as a 2014 Range Rover Evoke.
02-28-2015 (Oakwood Avenue) Theft of a bicycle from a garage. This white Novara Bonita women’s mountain bicycle is valued at $735.
02-24-2015 at 1757 hours there was a road rage incident at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and High Street. During this incident, one driver pulled the other driver from their vehicle and then pushed them stating, “ I am going to get my gun”. No weapon was observed. No injuries reported. Suspect: 37-38 year old, black male, dark complexion, approximately 5'07", 160 lbs., shaved head, with a short beard, dark clothing. Operating a Silver Honda Accord with PA tags.
02-24-2015 A Montclair resident was the victim of a phone scam. The caller, claiming to be from the IRS, informed the victim that they owed $10,000 in back taxes. The victim purchased numerous reloadable gift cards from CVS Pharmacy totaling $10,152. The victim furnished the redemption codes for these cards to the suspect via telephone. All of the money was removed from these prepay cards by the suspect.
02-25-2015 (Valley Road) A Hyundai Santa Fe was discovered engulfed in flames. MFD was successful in extinguishing the fire. MFD is investigating the cause of this incident.
D/Lt. David O’Dowd