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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.



Police Blotter for 11-10-15 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 11-10-2015

Arrest:

11-06-2015 (Pine Street) Mr. Rasool Robinson, 34yoa from East Orange, was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair. He was also charged with Burglary and Theft as a result of an ongoing investigation into recent theft from vehicles in Montclair.

11-06-2015 (Claremont Avenue) Mr. Everette Neal, 44yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant out of West Orange ($750)

11-07-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Jeffrey Wierzbinsky, 22yoa from High Bridge NJ, was arrested for smashing the front window of Hip Chic. He was charged with Criminal Mischief.

Burglary:

11-06-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue) Attempted burglary of a storefront, which is under renovation. A basement window was smashed, but entry was not gained to the structure.

Theft:

11-08-2015 (North Fullerton Avenue) Theft of two bicycles from a garage. The garage was left unsecured.

11-09-2015 (Claremont Avenue) Theft from a motor vehicle. Access was gained by smashing the driver side window. Miscellaneous paperwork was taken.

Miscellaneous:

11-06-2015 (Grenada Place) Graffiti was sprayed on the street, and on numerous signs along that block.

11-05-2015 (Walnut Street) A male and female were located knocking on doors, claiming to represent PSE&G. They stated that they were collecting on overdue accounts. Officers identified these two subjects and issued them Township Ordinance Violations for Soliciting Without A Permit.

11-05-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue) Vandalism to a vehicle. The vehicle in question had been keyed and a tire slashed.

D/LT. David O’Dowd

 
MPD's Lt. Frazzano Earns Top Honors at FBI Academy PDF Print E-mail

BI Director James Comey and Lt. Tracy FrazzanoDecorated Montclair Police Lieutenant Tracy Frazzano has a record of distinguished service with the department and she continues garner accolades.

The 19-year veteran holds two master’s degrees (one in homeland security, the other in human resources), she is a Department of Homeland Security Fellow, a nationally-recognized expert on targeted violence, and a published officer with five articles in several professional journals. In April of 2013, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented her with a proclamation honoring her outstanding service.

But Lt. Frazzano isn’t one to sit on her laurels. This summer she completed the FBI National Academy’s 10-week professional development course for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. The course is held four times a year on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.

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Montclair Mourns the Passing of Police Veteran Thomas Sobers PDF Print E-mail

Friday, November 6, 2015

Lt. Thomas Sobers representing WWII veterans in the July 4th parade.

The Township of Montclair and the Montclair Police Department are saddened to report the passing of one of our own: retired Lieutenant Thomas Sobers passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

From Montclair Police Chief David Sabagh:

"Lt. Sobers joined the Montclair Police Department in March of 1950 and served the residents of Montclair proudly for over 37 years. Prior to his service to the community, Lt. Sobers served our country as an Army veteran in World War II.

I had the opportunity to work under the command of Lt. Sobers when I started my career in 1985, when he was one of the old timers that was tough as nails but had a heart of gold.

After his retirement from the Department, Lt. Sobers would frequently visit our headquarters and speak to our members, sharing stories of his experiences during WWII as well as his experiences as a 37-year police veteran.

Even after 37 years of service he remained active in the Police Department family, sharing his passion and pride for the job he loved so much."

The Montclair Police Department and the Township of Montclair extend heartfelt condolences to the Sobers family. Lt. Thomas Sobers will be sorely missed.

Photo: Lt. Thomas Sobers representing WWII veterans in the July 4th parade.

 
Police Blotter for 11-03-15 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
11-03-2015

Arrest:

10-27-2015 – (Claremont Avenue) Officers were called to a report of a female banging on apartment doors. Ms. Cathrine Emrich, 26yoa from Greer South Carolina, was found in possession of a stolen checkbook, taken from a vehicle in the apartment complex parking lot. She was arrested was charged and with Theft

10-28-2015 - Mr. Brendon Satterwhite, 28yoa from East Orange, was arrested following a motor vehicle pursuit. Officers had observed the Black Jeep Patriot and were aware that it had recently eluded Glen Ridge Police on 10/27/2015. The pursuit was initiated on Orange Road, and ended in East Orange. Mr. Satterwhite was charged with Eluding and is also being held on a no-bail warrant out of the Essex County Sheriffs Office.

10-28-2015 (Orange Road) Mr. Jason Ashe, 35yoa from West Orange, was arrested and charged with DWI after crashing into two parked vehicles. An occupant of one of the vehicles had a complaint of pain.

10-29-2015 (Pine Street) Mr. Kasiem Davis, 40yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant out of Scotch Plains for $917. He was also charged with Hindering and Obstruction for attempting to flee from arresting Officers.

10-30-2015 (Van Vleck) Mr. Jesus Mercado (18yoa from Montclair), and Ms. Cindy Bello (20yoa from New York) were arrested after eluding officers in a motor vehicle. These subjects then parked the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Mr. Mercado then resisted arrest. He was charged with resisting Arrest, Obstruction, and Eluding. Ms. Bello was charged with Obstruction.

10-30-2015 (Llewellyn Road) Mr. Corey Page (45yoa from East Orange) and Mr. Arthur Bailey (44yoa from Montclair) were arrested after leaving the scene of an accident, which took down a telephone pole on Wayside Place. Officers located the suspect vehicle stopped on Greenwood Avenue, observing that the vehicle was on fire and the two occupants were still inside. Officers had to pull the two occupants from the burning vehicle. MFD responded and extinguished the blaze. Mr. Page was charged with DWI. Mr. Bailey was arrested on an open warrant out of Newark for $10,000.

Theft:

10-30-2015 (Prospect Avenue) Theft of a delivery package from a front porch.

Miscellaneous:

10-28-2015 – (Nishuane Park) A portable toilet was discovered on fire in Nishuane Park. MFD responded and extinguished the blaze. MFD is investigating the cause of the fire.

10/28/15 – (Inwood Avenue) A juvenile male was walking alone on Inwood Avenue. As he was walking, an older model, four door, beige Chevrolet pulled up next to him. The lone occupant of the vehicle is described as an older white male, with gray and white hair. The adult inquired in the juvenile needed a ride, then continued driving on Inwood Avenue.

10-31-2015 (Mills Reservation) An Officer was dispatched to a report of a dog that had fallen from a cliff and was trapped on a ledge. The Officer climbed up to the ledge and held the dog, ensuring that it did not fall the rest of the way down the cliff. MFD responded and assisted in lowering the dog to safety.

10-31-2015 (Grenada Place) 8 separate residents were the victim of vandalism. Unknown persons spray painted an identical phrase on 10 different vehicles in that area.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

 
Police Blotter for 10-27-15 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 10-27-2015

Arrests:

10-20-2015 (Pine Street) Mr. Charles Bowler, 32yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with possession of CDS

10-20-2015 (Glenridge Avenue) Mr. Effrim Bridges, 49yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair.

Burglary:

10-23-2015 (Willowdale Avenue) Burglary to a residential garage. A bicycle was taken in this incident.

Theft:

10-14-2015 (Washington Street) Theft of a bicycle from the front porch of a residence.

Miscellaneous:

10-22-2015 (Nishuane Road) Vandalism to a vehicle. The rear windshield wiper was broken off a vehicle parked in a residential driveway.

10-25-2015 (Orange Road) Verona Police pursued a motor vehicle into Montclair, which crashed into a light pole at Bloomfield Avenue and South Mountain Avenue. The actors then abandoned the vehicle, a tan Chevy Malibu, on Orange road near Myrtle Avenue. These suspects fled the area on foot.

10-26-2015 (Orange Road) Kitchen fire in a residence. The fire was contained to the oven, causing a smoke condition.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

 
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