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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.



MPD to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Rx Take Back Day

The Montclair Police Department will take part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to provide a venue for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The unwanted drug drop-off location for Montclair will be the Montclair Police Department headquarters, 647 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

For more information, visit www.dea.gov.

 
Police Blotter 09-09-2014 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter
09-09-2014

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.

 
Police Blotter for 09-02-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter
09-02-2014

Arrest

On 08/30/2014, at 0201Hrs, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2001 Acura CL, in the area of Claremont Avenue and Park Street. The vehicle operator, Mr. Stefon Bernard (19yoa from Newark) was found to have open warrants. Mr. Bernard was arrested on these warrants out of East Hanover totaling $850.

On 08/30/2014, at 1803Hrs, Officers observed a subject in the area of Mission Street who was known to have an open warrant out of this jurisdiction. The subject, Darin Davis (21yoa from Montclair) was arrested and held on this $766 warrant.

On 08/30/2014, at 2315Hrs, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a Land Rover, in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Midland Avenue. The vehicle operator, Mr. Robert Hargrow Jr. (30yoa from Irvington) was found to have open warrants. Mr. Hargrow was arrested on these warrants out of East Orange ($1500) and West Orange ($1000).

Theft From Vehicle

On 08/26/2014, Officers were dispatched to a Claremont Avenue on a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim stated that between 0845Hrs and 1230Hrs on 8/26, someone had entered her vehicle after smashing her front driver side window. The vehicle in question is a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Taken in this incident was a Garmin brand GPS Unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 08/27/2014, Officers were dispatched to High Street on a report of a vehicle that was entered. The victim stated that between 1900Hrs on 8/26 and 0745Hrs on 08/27, someone had entered his vehicle. The vehicle had been rummaged through, but it appears that nothing was taken in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 08/30/2014, Officers were dispatched to Greenwood Avenue on a report of a vehicle that was entered. The victim stated that between 1630Hrs and 1745Hrs, someone had smashed the passenger side window and entered their vehicle. The vehicle is described as a Hyundai SantaFe. The vehicle had been rummaged through and a TomTom GPS Unit was taken in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Burglary

On 08/26/2014, a Mission Street resident reported that they had been the victim of a burglary. They explained that between 8/22 at 1700Hrs and 8/26 at 1330Hrs, someone had broken into their apartment. Officers observed pry marks to the victim’s apartment door and a broken window in the exterior door to the apartment building. It is unknown if anything was taken in this incident. Anyone with information, please contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

On 08/26/2014, at 2124Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Bellevue Avenue on a report of a burglary attempt. The victim stated that between 0900Hrs and 2123Hrs, someone had caused damage to her apartment door lock and doorknob. The actor(s) were not successful in gaining access to this apartment. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective C. Cunningham at 973-509-4716.

On 08/27/2014, Officers were dispatched to Walnut Parkway on a report of a burglary attempt. The victim stated that she had heard a loud noise around midnight but did not see anyone outside the building. It appears that the actor(s) gained access to the common hallway, but did not enter any of the apartments. The front door appeared to have been kicked or forced in, causing it to splinter. Nothing was taken in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective R. Singleton at 973-509-4722.

Theft

On 08/27/2014, Officers were dispatched to a Cloverhill Place residence on a report of the theft of a generator. The victim stated that between 1930Hrs on 8/26 and 1900Hrs on 8/27, someone had stolen his portable generator from the rear yard of the property. The generator is described as a Husky 7500Watt unit, red in color, with a black fuel tank. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Anderson at 973-509-4706.

On 08/28/2014, Officers were dispatched to Walnut Street Train Station on a report of a theft of a bicycle. The victim stated that between 0900Hrs and 1930Hrs, someone had stolen his bicycle, which was secured to the bike rack with a cable lock. The bicycle is described as a gray Dahon brand folding bicycle. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 08/29/2014, Officers were dispatched to Walnut Street Train Station on a report of a theft of a bicycle. The victim stated that between 1000Hrs on 8/28 and 1730Hrs on 8/29, someone had stolen their bicycle, which was secured to the bike rack with a lock. The bicycle is described as a women’s Trek GT, with a white basket on the front and a yellow and grey child seat on the rear. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Miscellaneous

On 08/27/2014, Officers were dispatched to Mission Street on a report of damage to three vehicles. The three victims stated that they had all parked their vehicles on the street together at 0300Hrs. When they returned to their vehicles at 0650Hrs they observed that the vehicles has been vandalized. A Toyota coupe had both mirrors smashed off and a flat front tire. A Mercury sedan had a smashed mirror and two flat tires. A Hyundai sedan had two flat tires. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

On 08/27/2014, a Pine Street resident reported that all four tires of their vehicle had been slashed. The victim stated that the vehicle was parked in the CVS parking lot at 49 Claremont Avenue between 0155Hrs and 0645Hrs. The vehicle is described as a Mitsubishi Lancer. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

On 08/27/2014, a Pine Street resident reported that two tires on their vehicle had been slashed. The victim stated that the vehicle was parked in the rear of their residence between 0200Hrs and 0945Hrs. The vehicle is described as a Chevy Malibu. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

On 08/27/2014, at 1014Hrs, three roofers working on the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Church, 67 Church Street, fell to the ground when their scaffolding collapsed. MFD was called to the scene to secure the remaining scaffolding while medical crews from Montclair, Verona, and Medics provided care to the patients below. These three workers were transported to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. OSHA was contacted and responded to conduct an investigation.

D/LT. David O’Dowd

 
Wilhelm Young Sworn In as MPD Lieutenant PDF Print E-mail

Lt. Young congratulated by Chief David SabaghFriday, August 29, 2014

Wilhelm B. Young was sworn in as a Lieutenant of the Montclair Police Department earlier this week during a ceremony held in township Council Chambers. Lt. Young started his career with the Montclair Police Department in 1993. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 2004 and to Lieutenant during the August 26 ceremony.

Lt. Young has served the department in various assignments including the Narcotics Bureau, Detective Bureau, Firearms Instructor, Critical Response Team (CRT) member, and the Street Crimes Unit (SCU) Commander.

Lt. Young with his family during swearing-in ceremony

Wilhelm Young with his family as he is sworn in as a Lieutenant of the MPD

 
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