Subject: Police Blotter
On 07/02/2014 at 1427Hrs, Officers were dispatched to 20 South Park Street, Urban Outfitters, on a report of a shoplifting that had occurred. Upon arrival, an officer observed one of the suspects fleeing on foot, south on South Park Street. The officer chased this suspect on foot, down Church Street, and then west bound towards Trinity Place. This officer apprehended the suspect, a Duwan Thwreatt, 26yoa from Newark, on the steps of Christ Church. An accomplice, Lamonica Hill, 26yoa from Irvington, was also identified and arrested on scene. During her arrest, Ms. Hill resisted and pushed the Officers who were attempting to handcuff her. Proceeds recovered from this shoplifting totaled $363.70. Thwreatt was charged with Shoplifting and Resisting Arrest. He was also found to have an outstanding warrant out of Newark for $437. Hill was charged with Shoplifting and Resisting Arrest.
On 07/05/14, Officers were dispatched to the Pathmark at 35 Lackawanna Plaza on the report of a shoplifter. The suspect, a Bobby Williams, 40yoa from Irvington, had concealed 58 packs of gum inside his hooded sweatshirt and was in the process of exiting the store without paying for this merchandise. The total value of all the stolen gum was $206.53. Mr. Williams was taken into custody and charged with Shoplifting. Mr. Williams also has two outstanding warrants, one from Montclair for $2500.00 and another from Glen Ridge for $2500.00.
On 07/02/2014, at approximately 1552Hrs, Officers were dispatched to a residence on Wheeler Street for a report of a burglary. The homeowner reported that they left for work at approximately 0700Hrs and returned at approximately 1515Hrs on 07/02/2014, when they noticed that someone had tampered with their apartment door. Upon entering the apartment, they observed numerous items missing, namely a Samsung Tablet, a glass jar full of U.S. Coins (Value $20.00), approximately $400.00 in cash, and a Sony PS3 game Console. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Anderson at 973-509-4706.
On 07/03/2014, officers were dispatched to a report of a burglary which had occurred to a Lloyd Road residence. The victim stated that between 06/21 and 06/23; several items had been removed from their residence. These items included a Cannon camera, US passport, Amazon Kindle, Apple iPod, and various jewelry. There was no sign of forced entry to the residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Shaub at 973-509-4726.
On 07/01/2014 at 0800Hrs, a party left their bicycle unlocked in the area of 714 Bloomfield Avenue. Upon returning, they observed that the bicycle had been stolen. This bicycle is described as a Red Giant brand Mountain style bicycle bearing an American flag sticker, peace sign sticker, and a faceless man sticker. It is valued at $300. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.
On 07/04/2014 at approximately 2300Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Madison Avenue on a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim stated that he had parked his black 2004 Subaru on Madison Avenue, returning an hour later to observe it had been taken. There are no suspects at this time. . Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Anderson at 973-509-4706.
On 07/03/2014 and 07/05/2014, Officers were dispatched to a report of a Gordonhurst Avenue residence on a report of vandalism. The victim directed Officers to a white vinyl picket fence on their corner property. Two 8 foot sections of this fence had been knocked over sometime during the night on 07/03. Additional sections were damaged on 07/05. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.
On 07/03/2014, MPD and MFD were dispatched to a Central Avenue address on a report of a working fire. Homeowner stated he had heard a loud thunder and then observed lighting from his second floor window. The victim then saw smoke outside the residence, but thought that the lighting had struck his neighbor's tree. When the homeowner went outside to investigate further, he realized that his roof was on fire and he then immediately called 911. All parties were out of the residence prior to MFD arrival. MFD is investigating the cause of this fire.
On 07/04/14, Officers were dispatched to 358 Bloomfield Avenue (Montclair Taxi) on a report of vandalism. The victim stated that his cab was vandalized and that the two actors were walking on Bloomfield Avenue. Patrol Officers located one adult and one juvenile male, matching the suspect’s descriptions, in the area of the taxi stand. The adult male suspect fled as Officers attempted to detain him, resulting in a foot chase. This suspect, later identified as Tamaad Thompson, 18yoa from Montclair, was caught by pursuing officers on Pine Street. The victim stated that he was inside the taxi stand and heard a few loud bangs coming from outside. He turned around and observed these two subjects standing at the driver side of his cab. Both were pushing the door open, hyper-extending it, causing damage which prevents the door from now closing. While they both were pushing the door open they also were both observed trying to jam a large Elevation Burger advertising sign into the front seat. He further stated that both males then entered into another cab, which was parked in front of his cab. The two males were observed taking all the napkins and miscellaneous paper from inside that cab and throwing these items on the hood. The juvenile suspect was taken into custody and turned over to our Juvenile Aid Bureau. Tamaad Thompson was charged with Resisting Arrest, Hindering, Criminal Mischief, and Employing a Minor in the Commission of a Crime.
On 07/05/2014, Officers responded to Park St, on a report of vandalism. The homeowner stated that his walkway lights had been damaged, sometime overnight, along with two plants in pots which had been knocked over and broken. The victim estimates it will cost $500 to replace these items. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.
Lt. David O’Dowd
Montclair Police Department