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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 11-18-14 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

 
MPD to Host 2nd "Coffee with a Cop" Nov 21 PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, November 18, 2014ALT

The Montclair Police Department Community Service Unit (CSU) will host the second “Coffee with a Cop” event on Friday, November 21, 8:00-10:00 a.m., at Anderson's 1949, 39 Glenridge Avenue. The idea behind “Coffee With A Cop” is to afford the public an opportunity to meet and speak with local law enforcement professionals in an open and friendly atmosphere.

Montclair’s CSU strives to form partnerships with all of Montclair -- residents as well as businesses. All too often, the community only interacts with the police in times of crisis. “Coffee with a Cop” is an effort to foster positive relationships with the police.

The program has already proved successful in over 175 police agencies in 36 states. The public may ask questions of the officers or just pop in to meet the person in uniform and say hello over a nice hot cup of coffee.

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

Montclair Police Department
Blotter 11-11-2014

Arrest

On 11-05-2014, officers located a suspicious vehicle parked on the shoulder of Harrison Avenue near Llewelyn Road. When patrol vehicles approached, the vehicle pulled away and drove into the rear parking lot of The Heights condominium complex. The operator of this vehicle, Joseph Canas (21yoa from Newark) was found to have open warrants out of Newark totaling $750. He was placed under arrest and held on these warrants.

Robbery

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 victim’s 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. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective D. Rullo at 973-509-4717.

Theft

On 11-04-2014 Officers responded to The Center of Healthy Living, 292 Bloomfield Avenue, on a report of a theft. The victim explained that on 11-03-2014 between 1330Hrs and 1630Hrs, someone had entered the business and stolen a Toshiba laptop from their reception desk. An adult female and a juvenile female had entered the business soliciting for donations during that time period. They are described as a black female, approximately 40yoa, average build, with short hair. The juvenile was a black female approximately 11yoa, carrying a folder. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective R. Singleton at 973-509-4722

On 10-05-2014, Officers responded to Alvin Place on a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The victim explained that their vehicle was stolen between 0900Hrs and 2130Hrs that date. The vehicle is described as a black Ford EC3, with a cracked windshield. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Anderson at 973-509-4706.

On 11-05-2014 an iPhone 6 cellphone was stolen at the Chill Lounge (310 Bloomfield Avenue). The phone was stolen from the victim’s pocket on the dance floor. The phone was black, in a black Speck Case. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Burglary

On 11-04-2014, an Orange Road resident reported that they were the victim of a burglary. They explained that between 11-02-2104 and 11-04-2014, someone had entered the apartment and stolen $300 cash from a wallet. There were no signs of forced entry. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Anderson at 973-509-4706

On 11-04-2014, a Mt. Vernon Road resident reported that they were the victim of a burglary. They stated that they had left the residence at 0900Hrs, and upon returning at 1830Hrs, they discovered that their rear door had been kicked in. The suspects ransacked the master bedroom, stealing a gold necklace with diamond pendant, valued at $2000. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective D. Rullo at 973-509-4717.

Bicycle

On 11-04-2014 between 0830Hrs and 1915Hrs, a bicycle was stolen from the bike rack at the Watchung Train Station. The bicycle is described as a 26” Schwinn Mountain Bike. The bicycle was chained to the rack prior to its theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 11-05-2014, a bicycle was recovered on Champlain Terrace. This bicycle had been chained to the Board of Education property at Champlain Terrace and Essex Avenue for the past two weeks. It is described as a black 18 speed bicycle, which had been repainted. There were no other markings to identify this bicycle. Anyone with ownership information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 11-05-2014 a victim reported that between 0730Hrs on 11-04-2014 and 19530Hrs that date, his bicycle was stolen from the bike rack at the Walnut Train Station. The bicycle is described as a black Schwinn Billyburg with a removable brown seat and side basket. The bicycle was chained to the rack prior to its theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

Miscellaneous

On 11-04-2014, between 1200Hrs and 1800Hrs, a parked vehicle had its tires slashed in the area of Valley Road and Claremont Avenue. The vehicle, a white GMC Yukon, was found to have three punctured tires. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Milano at 973-509-4719.

On 11-06-2014, an Officer on patrol in the area of Alexander Court observed two vehicles with slashed tires. The vehicles are described as a Mazda MX5 and a Chevy Pickup. The damage had occurred sometime in the past two days. Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective Bureau at 973-509-7543.

On 11-08-2014, MPD and MFD responded to overlook Road on a report of a working fire. Upon arriving, MFD extinguished the blaze, which had caused extensive damage to a detached garage. No injuries reported. MFD is investigating the cause of the fire.

D/Lt. David O’Dowd

 
MPD, PBA to Host 5th Annual "Santa Visits Your Home" PDF Print E-mail

MPD/PBA Santa VisitSanta and his elves have been very busy this year and now they are ready to join the Montclair Police Department and PBA Local #53 for their fifth annual Santa Visit. Bring a gift for your child to Police Headquarters and Santa will hand deliver it to your home on December 14, 15, or 16. We ask that with a gift for a child of your own, you also bring in a new unwrapped children's present to go to a needy child. The donated presents will be given to the Montclair Salvation Army to deliver to needy children for the holidays.

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