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Montclair Township Police Department
647 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

David P. Sabagh, Police Chief

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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 12-09-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 12-09-2014

Burglary

On 12-05-2014, police officers responded to a residence on Hawthorne Place on a reported burglary. The victim stated that between 1030 and 1555 hours, someone entered into the residence and removed numerous items from the bedroom. The missing items are as follows:

  • - US Currency
  • - Diamond bracelet
  • - Necklace with a gold heart charm

Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective Bureau at 973-509-4758

On 12-08-2014, police officers responded to a residence on Willowdale Ave on a reported burglary. The victim stated that between 1600 and 2135 hours, someone entered into the residence and removed numerous items from the home. Some of missing items are as follows:

  • - 40” Sony Flat screen television
  • - 23” flat screen television
  • - Bose radio
  • - Gucci baby bag
  • - Numerous items of jewelry

Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective Bureau at 973-509-4758

Miscellaneous

On 12-06-2014, police officers responded to Just Jake’s on a reported act of vandalism. The complainant stated that an exiting patron intentionally struck and shattered the restaurant’s glass front door.

On 12-06-2014, police officers responded to Chestnut St on a reported act of vandalism. The complainant stated that between 1925-1930 hours someone threw a small object from the train trestle which stuck and cracked the complainant’s vehicle windshield.

Arrests

On 12-04-2014, police officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy located on Claremont Ave on a reported shoplifting. The police officer’s investigation led to the arrest of Charade Jenkins for shoplifting. Charade Jenkins was placed into the custody of the Montclair Police Department pending $5,000 bail/court appearance.

On 12-05-2014, police officers responded to the Fairlawn Police Department; at which time Jason Almodovar was placed under arrest on an outstanding Township of Montclair warrant. Mr. Almodovar was transported to the Montclair Police Department pending bail/court appearance.

On 12-07-2014 at approximately 0158 hours, police officers were on foot patrol in the area of Mission St when they observed a disturbance. Soon thereafter, the officers observed a parked vehicle with a shattered window. Through the officer’s investigation, Darin Davis was identified and subsequently arrested for criminal mischief.

On 12-07-2014 at 0419 hours, police officers were dispatched to Mission St on a reported physical disturbance. This resulted in the identification and arrest of Darin Davis for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Darin Davis was placed into the custody of the Montclair Police Department pending $5,000 bail/court appearance.

On 12-08/2014 at 1712 hours, police officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on Elm St. This resulted in Danielle Everett being charged with driving with a suspended driver’s license. Danielle Everett was also found to have an outstanding warrant out of another jurisdiction and was arrested for same.

James Milano
Detective Sergeant
Montclair Police Department 

 
Police Blotter for 12-02-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 12-02-2014

12-02-2014 Police Blotter Update:

On 12-01-2014 at 1958 hrs, Officers were dispatched to the YMCA Family Center on a report of multiple thefts. Numerous complainants stated that between 1900 hrs and 2000 hrs someone removed personal items from their lockers. Further investigation by the Officers led to the following individuals being identified, arrested, and charged with the following:

David Langley: Conspiracy

Cherylneshia Ann: Burglary, Theft by unlawful taking, and Fraudulent use of credit cards

Shade Williams: Burglary, Theft by unlawful taking, and fraudulent use of credit cards.

A $50,000 bail was placed on all three individuals.

Further investigation by Detectives led to the discovery and seizure of: (1) loaded semi-automatic handgun and numerous items deemed to be proceeds from thefts that occurred in Montclair and surrounding towns. This resulted in the following additional criminal charges and bail increases:

David Langley: Possession of handgun, possession of a defaced firearm, certain persons not to have weapons ($85,000 bail)

Cherylneshia Ann: Possession of handgun, possession of a defaced firearm ($70,000 bail)

Shade Williams: Possession of handgun, possession of a defaced firearm ($70,000 bail)

Burglary

On 11-26-2014, a Stonebridge resident reported an attempted burglary to their residence. The victim stated that between 11-25 at 2100Hrs and 11-26 at 1400Hrs, someone had damaged the rear door lock. It does not appear that entry was gained to the residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective Bureau at 973-509-4758.

On 12-02-2014, Police Officers responded to the Caribbean Grill Restaurant on a reported burglary. The complainant stated that between 12-01 at 2100 hrs and 12-02 at 0720 hrs, someone entered the restaurant and subsequently removed the cash register which contained $200. Entry was gained into the restaurant by means of breaking a small glass panel adjacent to the restaurant’s front door. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective Bureau at 973-509-4758.

Miscellaneous

On 11-24-2014, a Locust Street resident reported an incident of vandalism. They explained that between 2100Hrs on 11-23 and 1300Hrs on 11-24, someone had placed graffiti on a light pole. The graffiti was drawn with a blue marker. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 11-28-2014 at 2303Hrs, MPD and MFD responded to Windermere Road on a report of a residential fire. All residents were out of the structure prior to arrival of emergency services. The fire caused damage to the master bathroom. MFD is investigating the cause of this fire.

On 12-01-2014, an Officer on patrol observed fresh graffiti on a signpost in the Mountain Heights Train station. This graffiti was drawn in yellow marker. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Theft

On 11-26-2014 at 0850Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Sutherland Road on a motor vehicle theft in progress. The vehicle in question, a Black Lexus SC430, was last seen heading south on Harrison Avenue. The vehicle had been left running in the driveway prior to its theft. Anyone with information please contact our Detective Bureau at 973-509-4758.

On 11-29-2014, a Montclair resident reported that someone had entered their vehicle and stolen items. The vehicle, an Acura RDX, was parked in the TD Bank parking lot, 233 Bloomfield Avenue, at the time of the theft. This incident occurred between 1200Hrs and 1230Hrs. Personal documents were stolen in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Arrests:

On 12-01-2014 at 1958 hrs, Officers were dispatched to the YMCA Family Center on a report of multiple thefts. Numerous complainants stated that between 1900 hrs and 2000 hrs someone removed personal items from their lockers. Further investigation by the Officers led to the following individuals being identified, arrested, and charged with the following:

David Langley: Conspiracy

Cherylneshia Ann: Burglary, Theft by unlawful taking, and Fraudulent use of credit cards

Shade Williams: Burglary, Theft by unlawful taking, and fraudulent use of credit cards.

A $50,000 bail was placed on all three individuals.

/S/ Sergeant James Milano

 
Police Blotter for 11-25-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 11-25-2014

Arrest

On 10-31-2014 at 2140Hrs, three juvenile females who were trick-or-treating in the area of Chestnut Street and North Fullerton Avenue reported that they were to victims of a strong-arm robbery. They explained that four or five juvenile males approached them and demanded that they empty their pockets. One of the suspects gestured that he was in possession of a firearm. Another suspect placed one of the victims in a headlock while searching her pockets. Taken in this incident was an iPhone 5c. The suspects are described as juvenile black males in hooded sweatshirts and jeans. On 11-20-2014, our Juvenile Aid Bureau charged four 16yoa juveniles from West Orange and East Orange with this robbery.

On 11-22-2014 at 2018Hrs, Officers were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy (514 Bloomfield Avenue) on a report of a shoplifting in progress. Ms. Almuhadil Younger (29yoa from East Orange) and a 17yoa Newark female were found in possession of 22 hygiene items, totaling $173.81. They had concealed these items in two larger handbags. Both subjects were charged with shoplifting.

On 11-22-2014 at 2237Hrs, Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at Park Street and Claremont Avenue, with one driver attempting to leave the scene. Officer located this vehicle, an Infinity QX56 with heavy rear-end damage and two blown out tires, on Portland Place. It was determined that this vehicle had been involved in a collision at Claremont Avenue and was then driven to Portland Place. The driver, Jonothan Foreman (27yoa from Brooklyn) was observed to possibly be under the influence of alcohol. After administering field sobriety testing, Officers placed Mr. Foreman under arrest for DWI. He was also issued summonses for leaving the scene of an accident and careless driving. The other vehicle in this accident suffered heavy damage, but there were no injuries.

Robbery

On 11-19-2014 at 1521Hrs, a Lincoln Street resident reported that he was the victim of a strong-arm robbery. The 16yoa victim explained that he was walking on Lincoln Street and Willowdale Avenue, when approached by two juvenile males. One of these suspects asked the victim for the use of his cellular telephone. When the victim handed over the phone, this suspect ran away with it, north on Willowdale Avenue. The other suspect held the victim, to prevent him from pursuing the suspect with the stolen phone. Taken in this incident was a black iPhone 4. The suspects are described as: Actor#1 Black male, approx. 18yoa, medium build, 5’10” in height, short hair, wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Actor#2 Black male, approx., 18yoa, thin build, short hair, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau 973-509-4751.

Burglary

On 11-22-2014, Officers took a report of an attempted burglary to a Valley Way residence. Between 1820Hrs and 2130Hrs, someone had removed multiple window screens from the residence. It did not appear that entry was gained in this incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

Miscellaneous

On 11-21-2014, a Summit Avenue resident reported that unknown persons had thrown eggs at his house. The thrown eggs caused damage to a window shutter on the home. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 11-22-2014, a Connecticut resident reported that a tree branch had fallen on their vehicle. The vehicle, a Nissan Murano, was parked on Upper Mountain Avenue, when a dead tree branch fell on the vehicle. The 4’ long branch caused damage to the roof of the vehicle.

On 11-23-2014 an Officer took a report of a broken window at Pines Auto Service, 223 Harrison Avenue. Between 2130Hrs on 11-22 and 0700Hrs 11-23, someone had smashed one of the windows in the garage door of the service bay. It did not appear that entry was gained to the business. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 11-23-2014, a Christopher Street resident reported that unknown persons had thrown eggs at her house. The thrown eggs were stuck to the roof and windows of the home. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 11-23-2014 a bicycle was located abandoned in Brookdale Park, just off the end of Gordonhurst Avenue. The bicycle is described as a blue Todang DB Mountain Bike. This bicycle was not registered with the township. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

 
Police Blotter for 11-18-14 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 11-18-2014

Arrest

On 11-08-2014 at 1440Hrs, Ms. Charade Jenkins (50yoa from Montclair) was placed under arrest for shoplifting from Pathmark. Security had observed Ms. Jenkins placing laundry detergent in a book bag, and walking out of the supermarket. Ms. Jenkins was also found to have an outstanding $1,500 warrant out of town. Her bail was set at $2,500 cash.

On 11-08-2014, Officers responded to Central Avenue on a report of a physical altercation in the street. When officers arrived, they observed a group of males standing around two other males, who were actively fighting. The two subjects who were fighting, Elijah Williams (19yoa from Montclair) and a 17yoa juvenile, were placed under arrest. These subjects were charged with disorderly conduct.

On 11-10-2014 at 2106Hrs, an Officer operating a marked patrol unit was driving north on Elm Street, when a vehicle approached from behind, passed the Officer in the oncoming lane of traffic, and proceeded northbound. The Officer stopped this vehicle, a 2000 Ford Focus, at Bloomfield Avenue and Elm Street. The vehicle operator, Mr. Wilson Chery (32yoa from Montclair) was operating a vehicle, knowing it to have no brakes. He was also found to have open warrants out of East Orange totaling $900. He was placed under arrest for these warrants. His vehicle was towed for being unsafe.

On 11-10-2014 at 2150Hrs, Officers responded to High Street on a noise complaint. Upon arriving, it was discovered to be a verbal dispute between two neighbors. One of the parties involved, Yvette Tenhoeve (45yoa from Montclair) was found to have an open warrant out of Randolph Township for $965. Ms. Tenhoeve was arrested on this warrant.

 On 11-12-2014 at 1034Hrs, Mr. Ernest Truss (44yoa from Montclair) was placed under arrest for shoplifting from CVS on Valley Road. CVS employees had observed Mr. Truss placing 48 packages of gum in a bag, and run out of the store. Officers located Mr. Truss at the bus stop in front of A&P Supermarket. He was discovered to be in possession of the stolen gum. His bail was set at $2,500.

On 11-12-2014 at 2042Hrs, Officers observed a subject in the area of Elm Street and Fulton Street, who was known to have a warrant. Mr. Isaiah Boatwright (24yoa from Montclair) was placed under arrest on this $1,500 Montclair warrant.

On 11-07-2014 at 1730Hrs, a 30yoa Kearney man reported that he was the victim of an armed robbery in the area of Washington Street and Orange Road. The victim explained that he believed he was meeting a Craigslist seller in order to purchase an Apple Macbook laptop. The victim stated that he arrived on Washington Street, as arranged, remaining seated in his vehicle. The suspect approached his driver side window, pointing a handgun at him. The suspect demanded cash and the victims cellular telephone. The victim handed over $350 cash and an Apple iPhone 5. The actor then fled on foot towards Orange Road. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’ in height, thin build, dark skin, wearing a dark blue jump suit. Through investigation, Detectives were successful in identifying Mr. Quameer Perkins (19yoa from Newark, pictured) as the suspect in this robbery. Mr. Perkins was charged with Robbery and Weapons offenses.

Burglary

On 11-14-2014, a Midland Avenue resident reported that they were the victim of a burglary. The victim explained that on 11-13-2014, between 1800Hrs and 2100Hrs, someone had entered their home through an unlocked rear door. Taken in this incident were an HP Laptop, a Kindle Fire, and jewelry. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

Theft

On 11-10-2014 between 2000Hrs and 2045Hrs, an unlocked vehicle was entered in the Lackawanna Mall parking lot. The vehicle, a Toyota Rav-4, was parked in the east parking lot. Stolen in this incident was a Toshiba Laptop with a silver shell. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.
On 11-12-2014, a bicycle was stolen from the area of Bellevue Avenue and Valley Road. The bicycle, a gray and black BMX TY brand, had been left on the sidewalk at that location at 2100Hrs. It was noticed missing at 2200Hrs. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Miscellaneous

On 11-10-2014 at 0818Hrs, a broken window was discovered at the Charles Bullock School, 55 Washington Street. It appears that someone was throwing chunks of broken concrete at the building, causing the window to break. There were so signs that anyone had gained entry to the building. The window was last seen intact on 11-07-2014 at 1200Hrs. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 11-10-2014, an Officer took a report of vandalism to the Nishuane Park house. Unknown persons had sprayed graffiti on the side of the structure in purple and white paint. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

 
Police CSU Officers Participate in "Community Spirit Day" PDF Print E-mail

Members of the Montclair Police Department’s Community Service Unit (CSU) participated in "Montclair Spirit Day," a community event hosted by Pathmark supermarket on Saturday, November 8.

The celebration of community included in-store specials, hand massages, cake decorating, holiday pie tasting, a flu vaccine clinic, and an unforgettable karaoke DJ. CSU Officers Jacqueline Allen, F. “Rikki” Cook and Glenda Rivera provided parents and children with Child Identification Kits consisting of a current photograph, fingerprints (taken on location), and the child’s pedigree information. Children also had the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the officers, helping foster positive police-youth relations.

CSU officers at Community Spirit Day

CSU officers talk with local children at Community Spirit Day

 
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