Montclair Crime: Warrant Arrest, Theft of Patio Furniture, Leaf Blower, Bikes

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The week in crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:

Arrest

06-06-2017 (Pine Street) Mr. Eric Buie, 46yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants totaling $1,550.

Burglary/Theft

06-06-2017 (Tichenor Place) Theft of patio furniture and bronze ornaments from the rear yard of a residence.

06-06-2017 (Watchung Train Station) Theft of a bicycle which had been chained to a fence below the train trestle. The bicycle lock chain was cut off during this incident. The suspect is described as an African-American male in his late 20s, wearing a black baseball cap and black hooded sweatshirt.

06-08-2017 (Pine Street) Theft of a leaf-blower from the rear lot of an apartment complex.

06-08-2017 (Whole Foods, Bloomfield Avenue) Theft of a wallet from an unattended shopping cart. The wallet contained credit cards and cash.

06-10-2017 (High Street) Theft of two bicycles and a lawnmower from an unlocked garage.

06-10-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Theft of a 2005 tan Jeep Grand Cherokee which the owner had left parked in the street.

06-11-2017 (Washington Avenue) Theft of a 2009 black Nissan Murano which the owner had left parked in their driveway.

06-11-2017 (Church Street) Theft of a bicycle that had been locked to the Church Street bike rack.

9 COMMENTS

  1. What in the world is going on? You can buy a 2005 jeep cherokee on ebay for practically nothing. Similarly, how is stealing a bike possibly worth it? The risk reward just doesn’t make sense. Man, some folks are fouled up.

  2. Pretty simple really. They’re not stealing the 2005 Jeep to drive the kiddies around to lax practice and playdates. It’s a disposable vehicle for casing the next Maserati to carjack from a driveway, then they might use it to follow up on that drive-by shooting they’ve been meaning to get around to before they discard it entirely somewhere in Newark.

  3. Um…did @nonwit just confess?? That’s A LOT of detail…I mean, that HAS to come from direct knowledge of the crime, otherwise one might be accused of providing a rather vile bit of stereotyping that makes one guilty of something disgusting…I guess either way, @nonwit confessed…

  4. I know you are trolling, but I was simply providing contextual insight into the thought process of a certain persona profile. Those of us who choose to live in this area rather than more remote or rural western regions of NJ, are invariably going to have experiences that give us a greater familiarity with the cyclical nature and patterns of crime (albeit from the victim’s perspective), as our utopian village is surrounded by impoverished, urban cities. Almost everyone else who posts on here demonstrates that they are adults capable of a pleasant exchange or dialogue and even learning from one another despite having different viewpoints. Then there is you. Your posts are unreasonable, vile, toxic and intentionally hurtful. Please stop rushing to judge and stereotype others while you protect criminals from supposed stereotyping.

  5. “Pretty simple really. They’re not stealing the 2005 Jeep to drive the kiddies around to lax practice and playdates.”

    It doesn’t matter what the vehicle is being used for. I can understand jacking incredibly valuable cars (to the extent one has a low risk exit on the black market) for profit. Their exists some sort of upside. What I don’t understand is jacking cars that can otherwise be acquired legally for next to nothing.

  6. “I know you are trolling”
    —again, the voice of experience…

    ” but I was simply providing contextual insight into the thought process of a certain persona profile. ”
    —oh, is that what IT’S called today??

    “Our utopian village is surrounded by impoverished urban cities”
    —using code words shows again exactly what you are…thanks for playing!!

  7. @stayhyphy I would assume the whole point of “jacking” the cars would be to avoid the whole “legally” registering a car. not sure why you and jcunningham are picking on nonfat.

  8. ” I would assume the whole point of “jacking” the cars would be to avoid the whole “legally” registering a car. not sure why you and jcunningham are picking on nonfat.”

    @Monty. To register or not is a separate unrelated issue, you can buy a used car and still not register it. Some downside to not registering a car but not nearly as much as stealing one.

    JC is worked up because nonfat unfairly profiled the actor which is also unrelated to the point I am making.

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