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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 05-19-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 05-19-2015


05-17-2015 (Grandview Place) Three juvenile males were arrested for breaking into vehicles. They were found in possession of proceeds from numerous thefts in the area.

05-12-2015 (CVS Pharmacy, Claremont Avenue) Mr. Bobby Williams, 41yoa from Irvington, was arrested for shoplifting numerous pieces of electronics.

05-14-2015 (Maple Avenue) Mr. Alquon Mosely, 44yoa from Newark, was arrested for a no bail warrant out of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and a $789 warrant out of Newark


05-15-2015 (Sutherland Road) Burglary to a garage. Two bicycles were stolen. They are described as a Men’s Specialized Mountain Bike and a Men’s Trek Mountain Bike.

05-16-2015 (Hartley Street) Burglary to a church under renovation. Power tools were taken.

05-17-2015 (25 Depot Square) Burglary to Erie Saloon. Entrance was gained by breaking a window. A computer tablet was taken.

05-18-2015 (Franklin Place) Burglary to a garage. A black VilanoTuono 21 speed bicycle was stolen. No damage to the garage was reported.


05-17-2015 (Dryden Road) Theft from a motor vehicle. The vehicle, a Subaru, had been left unlocked overnight. Taken were various credit cards and $30 cash.

05-18-2015 (Grove Street) A victim in a wheelchair was approached by a group of juvenile males. One of these males snatched a bag of prescription medications from the victim’s hand, which had just been picked up from the pharmacy.

05-18-2015 (Church Street) Shoplifting of two pocketbooks. An adult female entered the store with three juveniles. The adult female picked up a purse, and one of the juveniles picked up a pocketbook. The group then exited the store without paying for both items.


05-12-2015 (Howe Avenue) Residential fire to the roof of a multi family dwelling. Minor damage was reported. No injuries occurred in this incident. MFD is investigating.

05-18-2015 (Warren Place) Residential fire to the third floor of a residence. A third floor bathroom sustained fire and water damage. No injuries were reported. MFD is investigating the cause of this fire.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 05-12-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 05-12-2015


05-04-2015 – (Upper Mountain Avenue) Theft of a blue Toyota Highlander from a driveway. The keys had been left inside the vehicle. This vehicle was soon located by MPD in a driveway further north on Upper Mountain Avenue. A vehicle in that driveway had also been rummaged through.

05-04-2015 – (Upper Mountain Avenue) An Acura MDX and a BMW 328 were both stolen from the same residence. The keys had been left inside both vehicles.

05-04-2015 – (Upper Mountain Avenue) A wallet was stolen from an unlocked Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in the driveway of the residence.

05-04-2015 – (Upper Mountain Avenue) An Infinity QX5 was entered and rummaged through. This vehicle had been left unlocked.

05-04-2015 – (Highland Avenue) Two vehicles were entered and rummaged through in the driveway of a residence. Loose change was taken.

05-04-2015 – (Upper Mountain Avenue) Three vehicles were entered and rummaged through in a driveway. Loose change and an iPhone charger were taken.

05-05-2015 – (10 S. Park Street, South Moon Under) Shoplifting of earrings. Suspect is described as a white female, early 20’s, short brown hair, blue tank top.

05-09-2015 – (Irving Street) Two bicycles stolen from a yard shed. They are described as a blue Cannondale Bud Light mountain bike and a blue Trek youth mountain bike.


05-04-2015 – (Monroe Place) A second floor rear apartment door was damaged in an attempt to burglarize the residence.

05-08-2015 – (Mission Street) Theft of a lawnmower from a garage.

05-08-2015 – (Orange Road) Theft of building materials from a residence that is under construction.


05-04-2015 – (Mission Street) Fire in the engine compartment of a Toyota. MFD is investigating the cause.

05-05-2015 – (Label Street) A passerby observed a dog locked in a vehicle that appeared to be in distress. MPD and Animal Control responded and deemed the dog to be in an unsafe condition. The dog was taken to The Montclair Animal Shelter. MPD along with Animal Control are investigating.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 05-05-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 05-05-2015


04-28-2015 – (CVS Claremont Avenue) Ms. Norma Walker, 58yoa from Montclair, was arrested for attempting to steal laundry detergent. She threatened to harm store security in the commission of this shoplifting. She was charged with Robbery and also held on a $405 warrant out of Elizabeth.

04-29-2015 – (Orange Road) Officers responded to a report of a verbal dispute. One of the actors, Mr. Maurice Jenkins, 28yoa from East Orange, was found to have an open warrant. Mr. Jenkins resisted arrest and struck officers on scene. He was arrested for Disorderly Conduct, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on police. He is also being held on that $5,000 warrant out of Newark. One officer was injured in this incident.


04-26-2015 – (Bloomfield Avenue) a vehicle-towed line striper was stolen from a parking lot.

04-27-2015 – (Pine Street) An HP laptop was stolen from the trunk of a Honda Civic.

04-27-2015 – (Porter Place) Theft of a bicycle from a garden shed. The bicycle is described as a blue Specialized Hard Rock brand female mountain bike.

04-28-2015 – (CVS Claremont Avenue) Shoplifting of energy drinks. Suspect is a white male, 5’11” tall, wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt.


04-25-2015 – (Berkley Place) Theft of four new car tires from a residential garage.

04-30-2015 – (Ward Place) A purple Giant brand women’s mountain bike was stolen from a garage. A panel of the garage door was kicked in to gain entry.

05-02-2015 – (Warren Place) Theft of three bicycles from a detached garage. They are described as a yellow Cannondale brand, a gray Fisher brand, and a blue Huffy brand.

05-02-2015 – (Hillside Avenue) Burglary to a residence. Entry was gained by forcing open a rear door. Unknown on proceeds.


04-30-2015 – (Wayside Place) A resident heard their front storm door open and found an unknown male standing in their foyer. The homeowner yelled at this subject to get out of the house. The male then asked for directions to another street and exited the premises. He is described as a black male, 20yoa, 5’10” in height, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
04-30-2015 – (Howe Avenue) Two tires slashed on a Ford Explorer parked in a residential driveway.

05-01-2015 – (Maple Avenue) a student believed that a male might have been following her in the area of the Glenfield School. He is described as a white male, mid-40’s, 5’9” in height, 195lbs.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 04-28-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 04-28-2015


04-20-2015 – (Plymouth Street) Residential burglary through an unlocked door. Cash and jewelry were taken.

04-22-2015 – (Mission Street) Burglary to a residence, which is under construction. A ladder and building materials were taken.

04-22-2015 – (High Street) Burglary to a garage. Numerous pieces of landscaping equipment were taken.

04-22-2015 – (Trinity Place) a snow blower was stolen from an apartment building storage area.


04-20-2015 - (Claremont Avenue CVS) Mr. Josh Liggins, 35yoa from Glen Ridge, was arrested for shoplifting diapers.

04-22-2015 – (Christopher Street) Mr. Anthony Martinelli, 51yoa from Newark, was arrested for stealing a bicycle from a driveway.

04-23-2015 – (Upper Mountain Avenue) Mr. David Flannery, 28yoa from Hoboken, was arrested for DWI.

04-23-2015 – (Valley Road, CVS Pharmacy) Mr. Timothy Riddick, 48yoa from Newark, was arrested for shoplifting hygiene products.


04-21-2015 – (20 Church Street, Rocklin Opticians) Theft of two pairs of sunglasses valued at $1400. Suspect is described as a black female, 40-45yoa, 5’6” in height.

04-22-2015 – (Trinity Place) Theft of a cell phone from an unlocked Subaru Forester.

04-24-2015 – (Elm Street) The car stereo from an Acura Integra was stolen. No other damage to the vehicle.

04-25-2015 – (Bellevue Parking Lot) The spare tire was stolen from the rear tailgate mount of a Honda CRV.


 04-22-2015 – (Stephen Street) A large tree limb fell on a Mercedes Benz in a storm, smashing out the back window.

04-22-2015 – (Watchung School) MPD and MFD responded to a fire on the playground equipment. Minor damage reported. MFD is investigating.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

MPD to Take Part in National "Click It Or Ticket" Campaign PDF Print E-mail

Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Campaign to be Conducted Locally as Part of Nationwide Click It or Ticket Mobilization May 18-31, 2015

Click It Or TicketMonday, May 18, 2015

Law enforcement officers from the Montclair Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Beginning today, May 18 and running through Sunday, May 31, the annual initiative includes high visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts.

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