On 11/19/2013 at 1848 hours, officers responded to a Heller Way address on a burglary. Homeowners stated they were in and out of the home at different times of the day. When they returned at 6:30pm, it was discovered that a jewelry box was missing from the bedroom that contained approx $25,000 worth of jewelry. An antique box was also taken from a dresser. Entry appeared to have been gained by forcing open a double hung window on the ground level of the home. The window was forced upward breaking the lock. Anyone with information contact Det. Cunningham at 973 509 4716.
On 11/21/2013 at 1626 hours, officers responded to a Glen Ridge Parkway address on a burglary. The homeowner reported the rear door had been kicked in as the dead bolt lock had been broken away from the door jamb. Nothing was missing at this time. Anyone with information contact Det. Cunningham at 973 509 4716.
On 11/21/2013 at 1709 hours, officers responded to a Union Street address on a burglary report. The apartment resident stated the family left the home at approx 7:30am hours and did not return until 4:45pm. When they entered the apartment, they noticed the door that leads to the common hallway of the building was open and unlocked. The door is always locked with a chain, deadbolt, and knob lock. A jewelry box on a dresser had been placed on the bed and the small drawers pulled out and empty. Entry appeared to have been gained through a first floor window that was inadvertently left unlocked. Stolen was an various pieces of jewelry, a Dell Laptop, a Panasonic video camera, and other gaming electronics. Anyone with information contact Det. J. Anderson at 973 509 4706.
On 11/17/2013 at 1848 hours, officers responded to 113 Elm Street on a motor vehicle accident with wires down. Officers arrived and observed a white commercial truck facing southbound in the northbound lane of traffic. The truck had left the roadway, struck two parked cars, struck two trees, and a PSE&G telephone pole. The pole was broken in half and was lying on the truck with live wires down around the truck. Officers moved the driver of the truck to a safe location as he was sitting on the ground amidst the debris. While doing so the operator was observed stumbling and barely keeping his balance while stating he did not need assistance and was uninjured. The operator had an obvious slurred speech, bloodshot/watery eyes, and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath. He also refused medical attention. Officers conducted several on scene sobriety tests which were failed by the operator. 49 yr old Layne Sinclair of Montclair was placed under arrest for suspicion of DWI. He was also issued a Careless Driving summons. No one was injured as a result of the accident.
On 11/18/2013 at 0823 hours, officers responded to the 30 block of Forest Street on a trespasser sleeping in the homeowners shed. Officers arrived and located 57 yr old Anthony Huddleston of Montclair lying on the floor in the shed. He was check for outstanding warrants and a warrant for violation of probation was found. He was placed under arrest without incident. Several small power tools were found in the shed that did not belong to the owner. They were placed in evidence for safe keeping as they were believed to have been stolen. He was charged with Criminal Trespassing and Receiving Stolen Property. Judge O' Connor set bail at $15,000 with 10%.
On 11/20/2013 at 0945 hours, Detectives observed 52 yr old David Poliseno of Montclair sitting on a bench in front of the Salvation Army on Trinity Place. They were aware that he had several outstanding warrants for his arrest. Officers stopped him and confirmed the warrants. He had two warrants out of Montclair ($223) and two no bail warrants out of West Orange. He was brought before the Montclair Court and then held for pick up by West Orange PD.
On 11/19/2013 at 0821 hours, officers responded to the 30 block of Union Street on a vandalism report. The building manager reported finding two broken window panes in the office located on the first floor north side of the building. They were intact when she left the afternoon of the 18th. A rock was found inside the office near the windows.