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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.



Township Swears in Three Police Officers PDF Print E-mail

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A swearing-in ceremony was held in Municipal Chambers on Friday for officers Anjannette V. Johnson, Callum B. Higgins and Fizan U. Haq. The officers successfully completed their probationary period basic employee indoctrination and underwent a 12-week Field Training Program where they were paired with specially trained, experienced patrol officers. Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat administered the Oath of Office.

Officers Fizan Haq, Anjannette Johnson and Callum Higgins

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Police Blotter for 01-06-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Blotter
01-06-2015

Arrests:

01-01-2015 at 0116Hrs – (Grove Street at Watching Avenue) Chiara Delucia, 28yoa of Clifton, arrested for DWI.

01-02-2015 at 2236Hrs – (Clary Anderson Arena, 41 Chestnut Street) Theft of a purse from the benches beside the rink. Purse contained two wallets, $60 cash, and a cellphone. Through investigation, Detectives were able to identify and arrest a 17yoa juvenile for this theft. The purse in question was recovered and turned back over to the victim.

01-04-2015 at 1113Hrs (Mission Street) Mr. Marrell Sutton (30yoa from Montclair) arrested for open burglary warrant out of Montclair. Bail set at $7,500.

Thefts:

12-30-2014 – (Pine Street) Packages stolen from outside apartment door. Amount of loss $110.

12-31-2014 at 0146Hrs – (North Fullerton at Bloomfield Avenue) Customer fled from NYC Taxi after trip from Manhattan to Montclair. Total amount of fare $120. Suspect is described as a white male, 30-33yoa, approximately 6’1, wearing a white jacket and hooded sweatshirt.

01-02-2015 – (Bloomfield Avenue) Lost wallet. Attempt made by suspect(s) to utilize missing debit card to make $1400 withdrawal from victims account.

01-03-2015 at 1331Hrs (Quick Chek, 146 Valley Road) Shoplifting of unknown amount of soft drinks and gum. Suspect is a black male, tall, moustache, wearing a black wool hat. Total loss is approximately $12.

Burglary:

12-31-2014 – (Oxford Street) Resident reported finding two adults standing in her kitchen, utilizing a cellphone as a flashlight. These subjects, a male and female approximately 20yoa, asked if they were at the correct address. They then left via the rear door. Nothing is noticed missing.

Miscellaneous:

01-01-2015 – (North Fullerton) Various Christmas decorations destroyed on the front lawn of a home
01-02-2015 – (Glenridge Avenue) Two tires slashed on a Toyota Camry

 
Police Blotter for 12-29-2014 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 12-29-2014

Arrest

On 12-28-2014 at 1111Hrs, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a white Mazda 4 at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Midland Avenue. The vehicle operator, Mr. Frank DeRosa (48yoa from Newark) was found to have a no-bail warrant from Woodland Park. He was arrested and held on this warrant.

On 12-29-2014 at 1416Hrs, Officers responded to Upper Mountain Avenue on a report of a male stealing packages off a front porch. A subject matching the actors description was located riding a bicycle on North Mountain Avenue near Claremont Avenue. This suspect, Terrell Morris (48yoa from Boonton), was observed discarding a package as Officers approached. Mr. Morris was found in possession of packages stolen from two different homes in town. He was arrested and charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Motor Vehicles

On 12-26-2014, Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Grove Street on a report of three vehicles with slashed tires. The victims reported that on 12-25-2014 between 2200Hrs and 12-26-2014 at 0900Hrs, some one had sliced the sidewall of a single tire on each vehicle. The vehicles are a Honda Odyssey, a Toyota Corolla, and a Mercedes Benz. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 12-27-2014, a Perth Amboy man reported that his BMW 740 had been broken into on Hartley Street. The victim explained that at approximately 0030Hrs, someone had gained entry to his locked vehicle. Stolen in this incident were the vehicles dashboard, center console, and airbags. There were no signs of forced entry. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

On 12-28-2014, Officers responded to Maple Plaza parking Lot on a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle. On 12-27-2014 between 2150Hrs and 0320Hrs, someone had thrown a rock through the rear windshield of a Honda Fit. Anyone with information, please contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 12-24-2014, a Watchung Avenue resident reported that his Buick Enclave had been broken into. The victim explained that at between 1830Hrs and 2230Hrs on 12-23-2014, someone had gained entry to his vehicle. Stolen in this incident was a wallet containing $200 cash. There were no signs of forced entry. Anyone with information, please contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 12-25-2014, a California resident, visiting on Highland Avenue, reported that her Dodge Durango had been broken into. The victim explained that at between 1140Hrs and 1300Hrs on 12-25-2014, someone had gained entry to his vehicle. Stolen in this incident were a makeup kit and a wallet containing $2000 cash. There were no signs of forced entry. Anyone with information, please contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Burglary

On 12-27-2014 an Upper Mountain resident reported that they were the victims of a burglary. The victim explained that between 1930Hrs and midnight, someone had entered their residence through a basement door. Stolen in this incident was a black 13” HP Envy Laptop Computer. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Anderson at 973-509-4706.

On 12-27-2014 the owner of Urban Chicken, 43 Glenridge Avenue, reported that the business had been burglarized. The victim explained that between 2300Hrs on 12-26-2014 and 0900Hrs on 12-27-2014, unknown persons had entered the store by forcing open a rear door. Taken in this incident was $27 from the cash register. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rullo at 973-509-4717.

On 12-24-2014, an Upper Mountain Avenue resident reported that he was the victim of a burglary to a detached garage. He stated that at approximately 1315Hrs, he had hidden a number of Christmas gifts inside his vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was parked inside the garage. Upon returning 20 minutes later, he observed that the gifts were gone. Also reported stolen was two suitcases full of clothes and personal belongings. The approximate value of these stolen items is $5000. Anyone with information, please contact Detective Anderson at 973-509-4706

D/Lt. D. O’Dowd

 
Police Report 12-29-2014 PDF Print E-mail

Monday, December 29, 2014

On 12-27-2014 at 1805Hrs, officers observed a Black BMW 328i, parked in the lot at Lackawanna Plaza.  This vehicle had been reported stolen out of Morristown earlier that date.  Officers then observed the suspect, Alphonse Ollie (34yoa from Orange) utilize a key fob to gain access to this vehicle.  Officers approached Mr. Ollie and attempted to place him under arrest.  Mr. Ollie ran from approaching Officers, resulting in a short foot chase.  When caught, Mr. Ollie resisted Officers efforts to apply handcuffs.  Mr. Ollie was charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Resisting Arrest.

 
Police Blotter for 12-23-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 12-23-2014

Arrest:

On 12-20-2014 at 0147Hrs, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a black Pontiac in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and New Street. The driver, Gary Clark Jr. (35yoa from Bloomfield) was found to have an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. Officers conducted field sobriety tests, and then placed Mr. Clark under arrest for DWI.

On 12-20-2014 at 1922Hrs, Urban Outfitters (20 S. Park Street) reported that they were the victims of a shoplifting. They explained that two females had just filled up two large shopping bags with merchandise and fled the store. Officers located two female subjects at the bus stop at Bloomfield Avenue and Gates Avenue who matched the suspect descriptions. These subjects, two 16yoa juveniles from Orange and Newark, were found to be in possession of 47 stolen items, totaling $2371. They were placed under arrest and charged with Shoplifting.

On 12-19-2014 at 2324Hrs, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a black Toyota Celica in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and the Glen Ridge town line. The driver, Cleve Upchurch (26yoa from Paterson) was found to have an odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. Officers conducted field sobriety tests, and then placed Mr. Upchurch under arrest for DWI.

On 12-20-2014 at 2235Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Pathmark (35 Lackawanna Plaza) on a report of a male fighting with security. Upon arriving, they located David Blakely (24yoa from Montclair), arguing with security. Mr. Blakely was intoxicated and attempted to strike the security officer. Mr. Blakely was placed under arrest and charged with Disorderly Persons.

On 12-19-2014 at 2322Hrs, Officers responded to a motor vehicle accident at Park Street and Wildwood Avenue. Officers observed that a 2008 Lexus had struck two parked vehicles on Park Street. The driver, Linda Alexandroff (40yoa from Clifton) was found to have an odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath. Officers conducted field sobriety tests, and then placed Ms. Alexandroff under arrest for DWI.

Robbery:

On 12-15-2014 a 16yoa Montclair resident reported that he was the victim of an armed robbery. The victim explained that at 1700Hrs, he was waiting for the bus at Bloomfield Avenue and South Park Street, when approached by three males. These three males surrounded the victim, demanding his money and cellular telephone. During this robbery, one of the males lifted this shirt to show a black handgun tucked in his waistband. The three suspects then fled on foot, south on South Park Street. Taken in this incident was a black Samsung Galaxy 4 cellular telephone and $5 cash. The suspects are described as:
Suspect #1 – Black male, 18-19yoa, 6’0, wearing a black Northface brand hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Suspect #2 - Black male, 18-19yoa, 6’0, wearing a blue Northface brand hooded sweatshirt.
Suspect #3 – Black male, 20yoa, 6’2, thin moustache, wearing a black skull cap, Polo brand jacket, black jeans, Timberland brand boots.

Miscellaneous

On 12-16-2014 at 1623Hrs, MPD and MFD responded to a Forest Street residence on a report of a structure fire. Upon arriving, units observed flames coming from the third floor in the rear of the residence. The residence was determined to be unoccupied at that time. The third floor of this residence suffered significant damage. There were no injuries reported in this incident. MFD is investigating the cause of this fire.

On 12-19-2014 a Montclair resident reported that they were the victims of a theft from a motor vehicle in the Lorraine/Bellevue Lot. The victim explained that between 1330Hrs and 1430Hrs, someone had entered their Nissan Rogue. A pocketbook, wallet and $40 cash were stolen in this incident. There was no damage to the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact our juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

 
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