Montclair Crime: Arrests Made in Delta Gas Station Robbery, Burglaries, and Theft

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (3)

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:

Arrest:

On 06/11/2016 at approximately 1822Hrs, an armed robbery occurred at Delta Gas Station, 223 Harrison Avenue. Two suspects approached the gas attendant booth on foot, asking if he could sell them cigarettes. One of the suspects then grabbed the gas attendant by the throat and pushed him further into the booth. The other suspect then placed a gun against the attendant’s neck and demanded money. The suspects removed approximately $1000 cash from the attendant’s pockets. The suspects then fled on foot, east on Virginia Avenue. No injuries were reported. As a result of this investigation, Jamuga Wemusa (53yoa from Newark) and Ruben Tursi (44yoa from Elizabeth) were arrested and charged with Robbery, Assault, and Weapons Offenses. The Bloomfield Police Department Investigative Division was pivotal in bringing this armed robbery investigation to a successful conclusion.

06-19-2016 (Mission Street) Justin Davis (20yoa from Montclair) was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for engaging in tumultuous and violent behavior and kicking a marked police vehicle, resisting arrest by threatening and attempting to use physical force against law enforcement officers while they were attempting to make an arrest, and resisting arrest for flailing his arms attempting to prevent himself from being handcuffed. This arrest occurred after officers observed Mr. Davis involved in an altercation in the street.

06-20-2016 (Bloomfield Avenue) Jeffrey Ashe (60yoa from Newark) was arrested for open warrants out of Newark, totaling $7915. This arrest was the result of a motor vehicle stop.

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Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary, Theft, DUI Arrest

BY  |  Monday, Jun 20, 2016 10:55am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 6/15/2016 @ 12:30 PM
Incident: Burglary to Auto
Description:
Officer Michael High responded to the 500 block of Ridgewood Avenue where he met with the victim. The victim stated that his construction vehicle was entered during the evening hours and several tools were stolen. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Ryan Schwartz at 973-748-5400 x 119

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Montclair Crime: Several Burglaries, Theft, Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 9:34am  |  COMMENTS (3)

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:

Arrest:

06-07-2016 (Orange Road) Mr. Jacob Litchman, 43yoa from Montclair, was arrested on a no-bail warrant out of Orange. This arrest was the result of a traffic stop.

06-11-2016 (Fulton Street) Mr. Unique Anderson, 24yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with possession of a knife following an altercation in the street. No injuries were reported.

06-11-2016 (Acme, Valley Road) Ms. Nakia Melton, 41yoa from Trenton, was arrested for attempting to tender fraudulent currency. She was also found to have open warrants out of Mercer County Sheriffs, West Long Branch, Ewing, and Hamilton.

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Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary, Suspicious Phone Calls, Arrest

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 6/8/2016 @ 12:15 PM
Incident: Fraud
Description:
Officer Wilk responded to High Street for a report of a fraud. The resident reported that he received notice from a cellular phone company requesting he return a device which was replaced. The resident advised that he did not request a new device. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120 Continue Reading

Armed Robbery at Delta Gas Station in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Jun 13, 2016 9:39am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Two men, robbed a Delta Gas Station on Harrison Ave., in Montclair this Saturday, taking $1000 in cash after placing a gun against the neck of the gas station attendant and demanding the money.

The armed robbery occurred at 6:22 pm, when the two suspects approached the gas attendant booth on foot, asking if he could sell them cigarettes. One of the suspects then grabbed the gas station attendant by the throat and pushed him further into the booth. The other suspect placed a gun against the attendant’s neck and demanded money. The suspects removed approximately $1000 cash from the attendant’s pockets. The suspects then fled on foot, east on Virginia Avenue. The handgun was described as gold in color. No injuries were reported, says D/Lt. David O’Dowd of the Montclair Police Department. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Car Windows Smashed and Several Thefts

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 2:30pm  |  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:

Arrest:

06-02-2016 (Elm Street) Mr. William Bernard, 32yoa from Lyndhurst was arrested on an open warrant out of East Orange ($1500) following a traffic stop.

Theft:

05-31-2016 (Franklin Avenue) Burglary to a vacant home currently under construction. Access was gained by breaking a window. It is unknown if anything was taken in this incident.

06-02-2016 (Forest Street) Theft of a purse from an unlocked motor vehicle. The purse contained a checkbook and personal documents.

06-02-2016 (Bloomfield Avenue) Theft of a delivered package from an apartment building lobby. The package contained landscaping tools.

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Victim Attacked In Armed Robbery On Irving Street in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Jun 06, 2016 2:53pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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An 18-year-old man was the victim of an armed robbery early this morning (5:50 a.m.) on Irving Street near Orange Road in Montclair. The victim was walking on Irving Street when he was approached by two males, one who was brandishing a handgun. The suspects demanded all his money.

The victim says he was then struck on the side of the head with what he believed to be the handgun. The suspects took cash, a gold chain, and an iPod shuffle. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: DUI, Theft, Car Burglary

BY  |  Monday, Jun 06, 2016 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 6/3/2016 @ 2:15 PM
Incident: Burglary to Auto
Description:
Officer Roberts responded to Watchung Avenue on a report of a party who was entering vehicles. Upon arrival the party had already fled the area. The actor was described as female riding a blue bicycle wearing a blue shirt. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120

Date/Time: 5/31/2016 @ 8:52 PM
Incident: Fire Dispatch
Description:
Officers responded to 989 Bloomfield Avenue, The Smashburger, on a report of multiple employees who were not feeling well. Through investigation with the Fire Department and PSE&G it was determined that there was a small gas leak inside the building. The Glen Ridge Ambulance Squad responded and evaluated several patients. The building was evacuated and closed for business pending repairs and inspections.

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Glen Ridge Crime: Theft, Burglary, Arrests

BY  |  Sunday, Jun 05, 2016 12:22pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 5/24/2016 @ 3:00 PM
Incident: Theft
Description:
Officer Oliva responded to Bay Avenue where he met with the victim. The victim advised that a neighbor had located several packages at the corner of Bay and Essex Avenues, the packages had been opened and removed of the contents. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Michael Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120

Date/Time: 5/24/2016 @ 3:30PM
Incident: Theft
Description:
Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Bloomfield Avenue for a theft which had just occurred. The victim advised that a male had stolen currency from her and then fled towards Bloomfield Avenue. The male party was located and admitted to taking the currency. Mr. Giuseppe Forte, 69 years of age, of Glen Ridge was placed under arrest, transported to headquarters, charged and subsequently released. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.

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Report Claims Bloomfield PD Use of Force Up Dramatically With Minorities the Primary Subjects

BY  |  Friday, Jun 03, 2016 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (4)

bloomfieldpolicecarSome two months after Vice News aired a documentary report conducted by Seton Hall Law students concluding that racial profiling and targeting of non-residents is occurring at traffic stops in Bloomfield, a new report claims that the number of instances of Bloomfield police use of force has increased dramatically in the past two years. The report says minorities are the primary subjects of that force.

NBCNewYork.com reports that the report, issued by the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey, found that in 2015, use of force incidents reported by police officers was up in Bloomfield 87 percent over 2014, from 32 incidents to 60. In the first four months of 2016, there were 23 instances of police use of force, representing a jump of 187 percent over the same time period in 2015.

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