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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 Department CSU Officers Provide Safety Info at Local Block Party PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Officers Jacqueline Allen and F. “Rikki” Cook of the Montclair Police Department Community Service Unit (CSU) attended a North Mountain Avenue block party last Sunday, where they provided valuable safety information to attendees. Local resident Selma Avdicevic hosted the party which was attended by many children ranging from 3 to 16 years of age, as well as adults.

Officers Allen and Cook covered topics such as bicycle safety, fraud protection, distracted driving, dealing with bullying, and how to make your home safe. The children also had an opportunity to see the inside of a patrol car and interacted one-on-one with the officers, thereby furthering positive police-youth relations.

Officers Cook and Allen with kids at North Mountain Ave block party

Police Blotter for 06-16-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 06-16-2015


06-09-2015 – (Bob’s Cleaners, 451 Orange Road) Three juvenile males entered the store and removed cash from the register while the employee was distracted. Glen Ridge Police soon apprehended two of these actors in their town. Unknown on the total amount of cash taken. The juveniles, 14yoa & 16yoa, were both residents of East Orange.

06-09-2015 – (CVS, 565 Valley Road) Ms. Norma Walker, 58yoa from Montclair, was arrested for attempting to shoplift food items.

06-10-2015 – (Whole Foods) Mr. Tequaryn Warren, 42yoa from Irvington, was arrested for shoplifting food items.

06-13-2015 – (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Joel Rosen, 57yoa from West Orange, was arrested for DWI.

06-13-2015 – (Pine Street) Report of a verbal altercation. Mr. Jimmy Thomas, 35yoa from North Milford was found to be in possession of a folding knife and collapsible baton. He was arrested and charged with weapon possession.

06-14-2015 – (Valley Road) Witnesses reported observing a Toyota strike a fire hydrant and tree, then flee the scene. Officers located this vehicle and arrested Mr. Gaudencio Regalado, 53yoa from North Caldwell, for DWI. No injury reported. Numerous motor vehicle summonses were also issued.


06-09-2015 – (Llewellyn Road) Burglary to a garage. Five bicycles were stolen. An additional bicycle was discovered abandoned in the rear of the residence.

06-10-2015 – (South Mountain Avenue) Burglary to the garage of a residence under construction. Building materials were taken. No forced entry.

06-11-2015 – (Willowdale Avenue) Burglary to a garage. Three bicycles were taken. Entry was gained through a broken window.

06-14-2015 – (Gates Avenue) Attempted theft from a vehicle, parked in a garage. The vehicle was rummaged through, but nothing was taken. No forced entry to the garage or the vehicle.


06-11-2015 – (Clinton Avenue) Theft from a motor vehicle. Power tools were taken from the trunk. Personal electronics were stolen from the passenger area.

06-12-2015 – (Hawthorne Place) An unlocked vehicle, parked in the driveway of a residence, was entered and rummaged through. Nothing was taken in this incident.

06-12-2015 – (Glenridge Avenue) Theft from a motor vehicle. The vehicle owner had stepped inside the Post Office when someone smashed the front-passenger window. A purse was taken from the vehicle.

06-13-2015 – (Washington Avenue) Attempted theft of a bicycle. The suspect(s) attempted to pull the bicycle out through a garage window, causing it to get stuck. The bicycle was discovered still lodged in the window frame.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Police Blotter for 06-09-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department



06-02-2015 – (Pine Street) Mr. Michael Cason, 35yoa from Newark, was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair with a $10,000 bail.

06-08-2015 – (Park Street) Mr. Cornelius Sweatt, 30yoa from Montclair, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Clifton, totaling $2500.


06-02-2015 – (Glenridge Avenue) Padlocks cut off a construction trailer. Unknown if anything was taken.

06-03-2015 – (Wheeler Street) Theft of a Volkswagen Passat from an apartment parking lot.

06-06-2015 – (Greenview Way) Theft from a motor vehicle. Loose change and a phone charger were taken.

06-06-2015 – (Bellegrove Drive) A motor vehicle was entered and rummaged through. Unknown on proceeds.

06-07-2015 – (Washington Avenue) Theft from a motor vehicle. Thirty DVD’s were taken.

06-07-2015 – (Washington Avenue) Attempted theft from a motor vehicle. This vehicle was rummaged through, but nothing was taken.


06-06-2015 – (Willowdale Avenue) Burglary to an apartment through an unlock rear door. A 42” Flat screen television and a wallet were taken.

06-06-2015 – (Warren Place) Burglary to a detached garage. A black Specialized brand bicycle was taken. A garage window lock was damaged to gain entry.

06-06-2015 – (Warren Place) Burglary to a detached garage. A Gray Cannondale brand bicycle was taken. The garage door was damaged in this incident.

06-06-2015 – (Warren Place) Burglary to a detached garage. A Gary Fisher brand bicycle was taken. The garage door had been left partially open prior to the incident.

06-08-2015 – (Prospect Avenue) Burglary to a residence through an unlocked door. Jewelry and a purse were taken.

D/LT. David O’Dowd

Montclair Police Department 2014 Annual Report PDF Print E-mail

Monday,June 8, 2014

Download 2014 Police Department Annual ReportPolice Chief David Sabagh

It is my privilege to present the Montclair Police Department’s 2014 Annual Report.Within this report, you will find statistical information relating to crime and traffic incidents that have occurred within Montclair as well as sections illustrating a few of our more significant investigations over the past twelve months. We have included a section in this year’s report introducing our civilian support staff.

Police Blotter for 06-02-2015 PDF Print E-mail

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 05-26-2015


05-18-2015 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Earle Blake, 41yoa from Montclair, was arrested on warrants out of Montclair totaling $558, as well as a no bail warrant from the Essex County Sheriffs.

05-22-2015 (Park Street) Mr. Leslie Davies, 54yoa from Orange, was arrested for striking a female associate repeatedly with a walking cane. This assault occurred in the bus stop shelter at the YMCA on Park Street. Both parties were intoxicated. The female victim sustained a laceration to the face. Mr. Davies was charged with Weapon Possession and Aggravated Assault.


05-19-2015 (Valley Way) A door lock on a Mercury Mountaineer was damaged in an attempt to gain entry to the vehicle.

05-20-2015 (Linden Avenue) Theft of loose change from an unlocked Mercury Marauder

05-22-2015 (Hilltop Place) A wallet was stolen from a parked Nissan Altima.

05-23-2015 (High Street) Burglary to a residential garage. Two bicycles, described as a Men’s Northwoods Springdale, and a Men’s Giant mountain bike, were stolen.

05-23-2015 (Lackawanna Plaza) A purse was stolen from an unlocked Ford Escape.

05-24-2015 (Willowmere Avenue) Theft of two bicycles from a backyard shed. The bicycles are described as a, Expedition Sport Low color white, and a Trek Shift2 color gray.

05-24-2015 (Pleasant Avenue) Theft of loose change from an unlocked Toyota Camry.

05-25-2015 (Lane Court) Theft of a wallet from an unlocked Dodge Ram.

05-25-2015 (Alexander Avenue) A 2011 Honda Pilot was stolen from the driveway of a residence. The keys were left inside the vehicle. This vehicle was recovered on 05-26-2015 in the City of Newark.


05-22-2015 (Lexington Avenue) The windshield of a parked Plymouth Voyager was smashed with a rock.

05-25-2015 A black four door Infinity “G” Series with a temporary tag was being utilized in town in motor vehicle theft attempts. A black male, 6’ in height, a goatee, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt was observed exiting this vehicle in an attempt to steal a parked Audi A8. This vehicle was also pursued by Verona Police and West Orange Police for motor vehicle theft attempts in their jurisdictions.

05-25-2015 (Stonebridge Road) A home under construction was entered, causing damage to a door. Unknown if anything was taken in this incident.

05-25-2015 (Walnut Street) A white ford work van was stolen. Officers observed this van traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of Pine Street. Officers pursued this vehicle, terminating the pursuit in Glenridge.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

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