Breaking: Pedestrian Hit By Car on Grove and Walnut Streets, Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 12:34pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

pedestrian hit

We just received a report of an accident on Grove and Walnut Streets in Montclair. A pedestrian was hit and police are currently on the scene.

We’ll update when we receive more information.

 

 

Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Package Thefts, Arrests, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

On December 10, 2014 on the lower end of Chester Avenue, a 25 year old Bloomfield resident reported that his home was burglarized during the night while he was home. The victim reported to police that at 12:48 am, he heard a noise coming from his bedroom and when he went to investigate he witnessed a suspect climbing out of a window. The victim grabbed on to the suspect’s leg however he escaped, leaving a sneaker behind. Officers began an area search and shortly after, Officer Fabian Rojas located a suspect matching the description given by the victim. The suspect, missing one sneaker was identified as 36 year old Quaram J Armstrong of East Orange. Mr. Armstrong was placed under arrest and charged with burglary, theft and trespassing. The Honorable Judge John Paparazzo set a full no cash option bail at $50,000.00 and a court date of 12/18/14 is scheduled.

12/09/14 – On the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue, a 2nd floor attempted residential burglary was reported. The victim found her front door window broken but does not think that entry was gained to her home.

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Montclair Crime: Arrests, Rocks Thrown Through Car Windows, Stolen Packages

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Crime: String Of Burglaries, One Seen by Homeowner on Remote SurveillanceThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:

Arrests

On 12/10/2014 at 0217Hrs, dispatch received a call from the alarm company notifying them of a panic alarm at “Cars Restaurant” 150 Valley Road. An employee from Cars then dialed 911 and advised our dispatch that they had just been the victims of a robbery at gunpoint. There were three employees and one customer inside the store at the time of the robbery. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’2, approx 40yoa black coat, dark pants, and ski-mask covering his face. The suspect walked into the store wearing the ski mask and demanded that the employee open the register. The employee replied that they were unable to open the register at that time. The suspect then reached into his waistband and exposed the grip of a silver handgun. The suspect then took $107 in cash from the male customer in the store (19yoa from Montclair). The actor then fled on foot. There were no injuries as a result of this incident. Later that date, Montclair Detectives identified this robbery suspect as Mr. Dennis Royal (49yoa from Newark). Mr. Royal was charged with Robbery and Weapon Possession charges. On 12-13-2014, the State Police encountered Mr. Royal in the city of Irvington. He was discovered to have these open warrants out of Montclair and subsequently arrested. A handgun was found in his possession at the time of arrest.

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Police Investigating Shooting Incident on Mission St.

Monday, Dec 15, 2014 3:59pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

On 12-13-2014 at 2045Hrs, a 19yoa Mission Street resident reported that he had been shot in the foot. This injured party was located by police on the front steps of a Mission Street home. He was given medical assistance and transported to University Hospital in Newark. Police are investigating to determine if this gunshot was self-inflicted/accidental, or if there were suspect(s) involved in this incident. Investigators are also working to determine the actual incident location. There were no other injuries reported. No weapon was recovered at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T. Turner at 973-509-4724.

Glen Ridge Crime: Bar Burglaries, DWI and Arrests

BY  |  Monday, Dec 15, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 12/5/2014 @ 9:43 PM
Incident: Burglary to Auto/Theft
Description:
Officer Sean Wilk was dispatched to Lincoln St. on a report of a burglary to auto and theft. The complainant reported that sometime during the night an unknown suspect entered their vehicle removing personal property. Anyone with information can contact the Glen Ridge Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-748-5400

Date/Time: 12/8/2014 @ 5:37 AM
Incident: Burglary to Auto/Theft
Description:
Officer Sean Wilk was dispatched to Madison St. on a report of a burglary to auto and theft. The complainant reported that sometime during the night unknown suspect(s) entered their unlocked vehicle and removed personal property. Anyone with information can contact Det. Michael Medico at 973-748-5400 X120.

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Carjackings, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimein in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

On December 1, 2014, at 8:46 pm, on the 100 block of Franklin St. witnesses observed 3 males in the basement of an apartment complex stealing a garbage can full of approximately 100 lbs. of copper piping. Based on information received from witnesses, Officer Robert Kish responded to the area of Wrights Field, where he located one of the suspects on Montgomery St. near Orchard St. The suspect, identified as Frank Campione age 50 of Belleville, was arrested and charged with burglary, theft and conspiracy. The Honorable Judge Vincent Pirone set bail at $50,000.00 with a 10% option available and a court date of 12/11/14 is pending. Officer Matthew Rubbinaccio also responded to the area and located a 16 year old male suspect from Belleville, who was positively identified as one of the participants in the burglary. He was taken into custody and turned over to the Youth Aid Unit where he was charged with burglary and theft.

12/04/14 – At 4:58 am officers responded to a burglar alarm at a business on Arlington Ave. When the officers arrived on scene, they discovered that a glass front door was smashed and was the point of entry for the burglary. A list of proceeds has not yet been comprised.

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Robbery at Gunpoint at Cars Delivery in Montclair Last Night

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Crime: String Of Burglaries, One Seen by Homeowner on Remote Surveillance

 

This just in from Lt. David O’Dowd of the Montclair Police Department:

On 12/10/2014 at 0217Hrs, dispatch received a call from the alarm company notifying them of a panic alarm at “Cars Restaurant” 150 Valley Road. An employee from Cars then dialed 911 and advised our dispatch that they had just been the victims of a robbery at gunpoint. There were three employees and one customer inside the store at the time of the robbery. The suspect is described as:

Black male, 6’2, approx 40yoa black coat, dark pants, ski mask covering his face.

The suspect walked into the store wearing the ski mask and demanded that the employee open the register. The employee replied that they were unable to open the register at that time. The suspect then reached into his waistband and exposed the grip of a silver handgun. The suspect then took $107 in cash from the male customer in the store (19yoa from Montclair). The actor then fled on foot. There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

 

Montclair Crime: Burglaries, Vandalism, and Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Crime: Arrests in Y Family Center TheftsThis week in Montclair crime from Sergeant James Milano:

Burglary

On 12-05-2014, police officers responded to a residence on Hawthorne Place on a reported burglary. The victim stated that between 1030 and 1555 hours, someone entered into the residence and removed numerous items from the bedroom. The missing items are as follows:

  • US Currency
  • Diamond bracelet
  • Necklace with a gold heart charm

Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective Bureau at 973-509-4758

On 12-08-2014, police officers responded to a residence on Willowdale Ave on a reported burglary. The victim stated that between 1600 and 2135 hours, someone entered into the residence and removed numerous items from the home. Some of missing items are as follows:

  • 40” Sony Flat screen television
  • 23” flat screen television
  • Bose radio
  • Gucci baby bag
  • Numerous items of jewelry

Anyone with information is asked to contact our Detective Bureau at 973-509-4758

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Crackdown Begins Today

BY  |  Friday, Dec 05, 2014 8:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Drive Sober or Get Pulled OverLocal POlice Departments are cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the annual holiday season “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.

Beginning today, December 5, and continuing through January 2, 2015, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Stolen Cars, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeBurglaries, Stolen Cars and several arrests in in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

11/26/14 – Locust Ave. A victim reported that her storage unit was burglarized. There were no signs of forced entry. Proceeds were a McCullen GPS, Cannon camera & some files.

11/25/14 to 11/30/14 – On Park Ave. an unknown suspect or suspects entered the apartment by prying open a kitchen window.

Proceeds were 2 passports some jewelry, 2 cameras and $100.00 in cash.

11/29/14 – On Cambridge Rd. between 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm an unknown suspect or suspects broke a rear the rear window of a residence and entered.

It is unknown what if anything was stolen at this time.

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