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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.

Montclair PD Road Closure Notices PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Montclair Police Department road closure advisory:

- Dodd Street between Grove Street and Cleveland Road will be closed both ways.

- Walnut Street will be closed eastbound between Forest and North Willow streets.

- Valley Road will be closed both ways between Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street due to construction.

Police Blotter for 01-27-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 01-27-2015


01-20-2015 (Pathmark, Lackawanna Plaza) Troy L. Johnson, 46yoa from Irvington, arrested for shoplifting. Recovered proceeds were $30 in hygiene products.

01-25-2015 (Cedar Avenue at High Street) Mr. Jerson Guardado, 20yoa from West Orange was arrested and charged with DWI.


01-21-2015 (Pine Street) Basement burglary. Acer Aspire laptop taken.

01-23-2015 (Ardsley Rd) Burglary to residence. The victim reported that at approximately 10:00 am she heard footsteps downstairs on the first floor. The victim yelled out “who is downstairs?” The victim went downstairs to investigate the noise and subsequently observed an individual running east on Ardsley Rd from her house. Further investigation by the responding Officers determined that the suspect entered the home by prying open the back door. No items were reported missing at this time. No further suspect description.

01-23-2015 (Montclair Ave) Burglary to residence. Suspect(s) forcibly entered the home by breaking the home’s front door glass. Electronics and jewelry were stolen.

01-23-2015 (Essex Ave) Burglary to residence. Suspect(s) gained entry via the home’s rear door which was found to be damaged. Numerous items of jewelry were stolen.


01-21-2015 (Grove Street) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Gray backpack and wallet taken.

01-22-2015 (Quick Check, 146 Valley Road) A female grabbed a large amount of candy bars and baked goods, fleeing in a beige Toyota Camry. The suspect is described as a white female, mid-30’s, thin build, wearing a black jacket.

01-24-2015 (Pine Street) Theft of $194 in liquor from an unlocked, parked vehicle.


01-21-2015 (Church Street) Acura TL with fire in engine compartment. Extinguished by MFD. No injuries reported. MFD is investigating.

01-20-2015 GreenDot prepaid card scam. Caller claiming to be from IRS requested $500 be placed on a GreenDot Card. The victim supplied the caller with the redemption code. The caller then requested another GreenDot card be purchased. At this time the cashier at Pathmark, Lackawanna Plaza, became suspicious and alerted MPD.

01-22-2015 (Rydal Place) vandalism to a motor vehicle. Dodge Caravan with side window smashed. Nothing reported stolen in this incident.

01-25-2015 @ 10:30 pm (South Willow St) A 35 YOA Montclair resident reported that he that he was assaulted by two black males (no further description) while walking home. The victim was punched in the face by the suspects, which resulted in minor lacerations to his face.

01-24-2015 (Upper Mountain Avenue) Utility Box Truck with fire in engine compartment. Extinguished by MFD. No injuries reported. MFD is investigating.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Notice from the Montclair Police Department PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

At 9:30 a.m. this morning a robbery took place at Bank of America, 441 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect entered the bank and handed a hand-written note to the bank teller. The note stated that he was in possession of a gun, and would shoot the teller if they did not hand over money. The teller emptied the drawer into a bag supplied by the suspect. The suspect then walked out of the bank, eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue.

Patrol units responded to the area and stopped all vehicular traffic eastbound at Elm Street. They then boarded two NJ Transit buses and interviewed passengers until finally locating the suspect. He was found in possession of a bag containing almost $10,000 in cash.

The suspect, Eric Tyler (22 years of age, from Elizabeth) was placed under arrest and charged with armed robbery and terroristic threats. No weapon was recovered in this incident.

The FBI responded to the scene to assist.

Police Blotter for 01-20-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 01-20-2015


01-14-2015 Everette Neal (44yoa from Montclair) and Tequaryn Warren (42yoa from Irvington) were arrested for shoplifting from CVS Pharmacy, 565 Valley Road. Total merchandise recovered $237.37.

01-19-2015 Bobby Williams (41yoa from Irvington) was arrested for shoplifting from CVS Pharmacy, 49 Claremont Avenue, items totaling $48.10 in hygiene products. He was also found to have an outstanding warrant out of Newark for $500.

01-19-2015 a 15yoa juvenile female was arrested for shoplifting from urban Outfitters, 20 South Park Street. Total value of merchandise recovered was $565.


01-16-2015 (Roosevelt Place) Apartment Burglary. No forced entry. Taken were approximately 25 pieces of jewelry and a cream covered duvet cover with a floral print.


01-13-2015 (Monroe Place) Theft of a bicycle from apartment building hallway. Marin brand mountain bike, silver and black, valued at $250.

01-14-2015 (Lululemon, 520 Bloomfield Avenue) - $1200 in fraudulent $100 bills tendered for the purchase of items.

01-15-2015 (Whole Foods, 701 Bloomfield Avenue) Employee observed a female attempt to push a full cart of items, valued at approximately $300, out of the store without payment. When confronted, the female fled on foot. She is described as a black female, 40-50yoa, wearing a black jacket.

01-17-2015 (Gordonhurst Avenue) Theft from an Acura TL. No forced entry. Proceeds are a black purse containing $200 cash and an Apple iPhone 6.


01-13-2015 (Eureka Lodge, Glenridge Avenue) Glass front door smashed

01-14-2015 (Wheeler Street) a check of an abandoned residence revealed numerous new power-tools being stored inside. These tools are believed to have been stolen in a prior incident. They were secured for evidence purposes.

01-18-2015 (YMCA, 25 Park Street) Toyota Camry in the employee parking lot with tire slashed.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 01-13-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 1-13-2015


01-06-2015 (Valley Road) A Dodge Dakota crashed into a parked Mercedes E350, and then struck a tree. Vehicle operator, Laura Emrich 51yoa from Montclair, was arrested for DWI.

01-06-2015 (Pine Street) Joshua Stepney, 29yoa from Red Bank, was arrested for open warrants out of Tinton Falls (No Bail), Asbury Park ($301), Red Bank ($124)

01-07-2015 (Montague Place) Cornelius Sweatt, 30yoa from Montclair, was arrested for open warrants out of Clifton ($2500). He was also charged with Hindering Apprehension for providing a false name to officers on scene.

01-07-2015 – A 17yoa juvenile male was arrested and charged with theft, for stealing a pocketbook at Clary Anderson Arena on 01-02-2015. The pocketbook and its contents were recovered and turned over to the victim.

01-10-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue at N. Fullerton Avenue) Gerard Burwell, 43yoa from Montclair, was arrested as a result of a traffic stop. He was found to have outstanding warrants out of Montclair ($597), Hillside ($2,500), Plainsboro ($1,080), Sayreville ($1,030), Jamesburg ($254)


1-09-2015 (Forest Street at Glenridge Avenue) A South Orange couple was walking to their vehicle on Forest Street near Glenridge Avenue, when approached by two suspects. One of the suspects demanded the victim’s wallets and keys. The second suspect then struck the male victim in the back of the head with an unknown object. The female victim observed the actors to be holding what she believed to be long knives. The actors took the male victims wallet and fled the scene in a beige sedan. Medical personnel at the scene treated the male victim for minor injuries.
Both suspects were described as black males, short, about 508, thin build, medium complexion, approximately 18-20yoa. Both wearing knit hats, one red and one black, dark scarves over their faces, dark coats, and jeans. Anyone with information please contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.


01-06-2015 - (Grenada Place) Temporary NJ license plate and plate frame stolen off a Honda Pilot

01-07-2015 – (Plymouth Street) Porsche Macan left running in a driveway was stolen. This vehicle was seen leaving in tandem with a silver BMW. Suspect is described as a black male, 5’10”, long black dreadlocks, moustache, wearing a dark wool cap.


01-06-2015 – (Midland Avenue) Burglary to a residence. Taken in this incident were an HP Laptop, portable tattooing equipment, and a Google Chromecast.

01-06-2015 – (Pine Street) Delivery driver from Momo Bistro, 72 Bloomfield Avenue, had food and cash stolen from his vehicle while making a delivery on Pine Street. Taken was approximately $100 in food and $60 cash.

01-09-2015 – (Norwood Avenue) Burglary attempt. Screen on a window was cut, but entry was not gained.


01-10-2015 – (W. Brookwood Drive) Report of dogs barking. Officers located two dogs tied outside in frigid temperatures. The homeowner could not be located. These dogs were taken to Police Headquarters and turned over to Animal Control, who will be investigating along with the ASPCA.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

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