Montclair Police Department
01-20-2015 (Pathmark, Lackawanna Plaza) Troy L. Johnson, 46yoa from Irvington, arrested for shoplifting. Recovered proceeds were $30 in hygiene products.
01-25-2015 (Cedar Avenue at High Street) Mr. Jerson Guardado, 20yoa from West Orange was arrested and charged with DWI.
01-21-2015 (Pine Street) Basement burglary. Acer Aspire laptop taken.
01-23-2015 (Ardsley Rd) Burglary to residence. The victim reported that at approximately 10:00 am she heard footsteps downstairs on the first floor. The victim yelled out “who is downstairs?” The victim went downstairs to investigate the noise and subsequently observed an individual running east on Ardsley Rd from her house. Further investigation by the responding Officers determined that the suspect entered the home by prying open the back door. No items were reported missing at this time. No further suspect description.
01-23-2015 (Montclair Ave) Burglary to residence. Suspect(s) forcibly entered the home by breaking the home’s front door glass. Electronics and jewelry were stolen.
01-23-2015 (Essex Ave) Burglary to residence. Suspect(s) gained entry via the home’s rear door which was found to be damaged. Numerous items of jewelry were stolen.
01-21-2015 (Grove Street) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Gray backpack and wallet taken.
01-22-2015 (Quick Check, 146 Valley Road) A female grabbed a large amount of candy bars and baked goods, fleeing in a beige Toyota Camry. The suspect is described as a white female, mid-30’s, thin build, wearing a black jacket.
01-24-2015 (Pine Street) Theft of $194 in liquor from an unlocked, parked vehicle.
01-21-2015 (Church Street) Acura TL with fire in engine compartment. Extinguished by MFD. No injuries reported. MFD is investigating.
01-20-2015 GreenDot prepaid card scam. Caller claiming to be from IRS requested $500 be placed on a GreenDot Card. The victim supplied the caller with the redemption code. The caller then requested another GreenDot card be purchased. At this time the cashier at Pathmark, Lackawanna Plaza, became suspicious and alerted MPD.
01-22-2015 (Rydal Place) vandalism to a motor vehicle. Dodge Caravan with side window smashed. Nothing reported stolen in this incident.
01-25-2015 @ 10:30 pm (South Willow St) A 35 YOA Montclair resident reported that he that he was assaulted by two black males (no further description) while walking home. The victim was punched in the face by the suspects, which resulted in minor lacerations to his face.
01-24-2015 (Upper Mountain Avenue) Utility Box Truck with fire in engine compartment. Extinguished by MFD. No injuries reported. MFD is investigating.
D/Lt. David O’Dowd