Glen Ridge Crime: Harassing Greeting Card, Fraud, Theft, Drug Arrest

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 12-17-2016 at 5:07 pm
Incident: Harassment
Description: Officer Uliano met with a resident of Douglas Road. The victim reported that on 12/17/2016 a greeting card was received in the mail from an unknown party. Upon opening the card, there was offensive content inside. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.

Date/Time: 12-18-2016 at 6:00 pm
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Holley responded to the 100 block of Hillside Avenue where she met with the caller. The caller advised that a relative had left several items, including a bicycle, on the front porch for her at 9AM. Upon arriving home at 6PM that evening the items were missing, it was later confirmed that the items were placed on the front porch and removed by an unknown party. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.
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UPDATED: Report Of Carjacking on Glenridge Ave., Montclair

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 8:52pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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UPDATE 12/27: D/Lt. David O’Dowd of the Montclair Police Department just released some more information:

On 12-26-2016 at approximately 7:13pm, the occupants of a black 2010 Subaru Legacy were carjacked at gunpoint in the area of Forest Street at Glenridge Avenue. The victims, (a 24yoa male from Medford and a 24yoa female from Bloomfield) we seated in the vehicle in the Mid-Town parking Lot, when they observed a black Jeep Liberty pull into a nearby parking space. Two males then exited the Jeep and approached the driver and passenger side of the victim’s vehicle. Suspect #1, is described as a black male, approximately 5’10-5’11 in height with long dreadlocks wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and skull cap. This suspect proceeded to knock on the driver side window of the victim’s vehicle with a black semi-automatic handgun. Suspect #2 is described as a black male approximately 5’06-‘5’07 in height wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and skull cap. This suspect approached the passenger side of the victim’s vehicle, brandishing a black semiautomatic handgun. The suspects then ordered the victims out of their vehicle. The suspects fled with the victim’s vehicle, along with the black Jeep Liberty, eastbound on Glenridge Avenue. The victim’s vehicle was later recovered, unoccupied, in the city of Newark. There were no injuries reported in this incident.

 

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Bloomfield Crime: Theft From Grave Headstones, Stolen Christmas Decorations, Prostitution Arrest at Health Spa, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:

Theft

12/12/2016- Several bronze vases from grave headstones were reported missing. Each vase is valued at $375.00 dollars and have been stolen over past few months from the Glendale Cemetery. Police are investigating all incidents.

12/12/2016- A cell phone was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Belleville Ave. The owner briefly went into a store leaving the vehicle unlocked. He returned to discover the window down and his IPhone 7 plus missing.

12/12/2016-Twenty dollars in loose change was reported stolen from a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder. The vehicle was parked overnight in the driveway of a residence on Merkel Drive. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Glen Ridge Man Arrested For DWI With Son in Car, Hit Several Parked Cars and Attempted to Flee

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Crime: Storm-Related Incidents, Theft, Attempted Burglary

On December 12, 2016, Montclair PD report that Mr. Patrick Dwyer, 37 yoa from Glenridge, was arrested and charged with DWI after striking several parked cars along Bloomfield Avenue, then attempting to flee the scene. Mr. Dwyer’s 4 yoa son was discovered to be an occupant in the vehicle. The juvenile was evaluated by medical personnel. Mr. Dwyer was also issued multiple motor vehicle summonses. This incident is still under investigation.

More in the week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department below:

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Additional Homicide Charges Filed Against Khalil Wheeler-Weaver in Connection With Death of a Newark Woman

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeFrom the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office:

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray has announced that murder charges have been filed against Khalil Wheeler-Weaver in connection with death of Joanne Brown, age 33, of Newark. Brown’s body was discovered on December 5, 2016 in a vacant house in the 300 block of Highland Avenue in Orange, NJ. The cause of death was asphyxiation and the death was ruled a homicide.

After an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Homicide Task Force, Wheeler-Weaver was charged with one count of Murder and one count of Disturbing Human Remains. Wheel-Weaver was charged earlier this month with Murder in connection with the death of Sarah Butler, age 20, of Montclair, whose body was discovered in Eagle Rock Reservation on December 1, 2016.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Theft, Burglary, Harassing Phone Calls, Arrest

BY  |  Monday, Dec 19, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 12-15-2016 at 4:27 PM
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Rivera responded to police headquarters where he met with the victim. The victim reported that after ordering new checks a set of checks were never received in the mail. Upon checking her account balance she observed that several checks were cashed by an unauthorized user. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.

Date/Time: 12-14-2016 at 4:30 pm
Incident: Entered Vehicle
Description: Officer High responded to Willow Street on a report of a vehicle which was entered on the evening of 12/13/2016 between 7PM and 8 AM. The unknown actor removed some loose change from inside the vehicle. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120.
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Montclair Resident Killed in Fatal Irvington Crash

BY  |  Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 6:36pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Authorities are investigating a motor vehicle crash that resulted in a motorist being fatally injured. At approximately 10:46 p.m. on Friday (12/16/16), Irvington police officers responded to a motor vehicle collision in the 700 block of Springfield Avenue. Arriving units observed that two vehicles, a Honda and a BMW had collided. The driver of the Honda was unresponsive and was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Rabbiel Williams, age 32, of Montclair, NJ, according to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly. The driver and passenger of the BMW were also injured. They were transported to an area hospital where they were treated and released. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Crime: Shoplifting, Stolen Cars, Theft, Drug Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:

Theft

12/05/2016- Police responded to the Marshalls Store located at 8 Franklin Street on a report of (2) shoplifters. Loss Prevention observed the suspects placing store merchandise inside a bag. Arrested were Bobby Reed-Gavin age 22 of Newark and Ahmari Gilmore age 21 of Edison. Both were issued summons and released with a pending court date.

12/06/2016- A homeowner on Bromley Place reported (2) Holiday outdoor lights were stolen from the front lawn. The lights were valued at $100.00 dollars.

12/06/2016-Twenty dollars in loose change was reported stolen from a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder. The vehicle was parked overnight in the driveway of a residence on Merkel Drive.

12/07/2016- A shoplifting offense was reported to the police occurring at the 7-Eleven Store located at 122 Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect described as a black female age 45-50 years old, entered the store at 5:48am and stole approximately $41.00 dollars in merchandise. The suspect fled the store on foot prior to police arrival. The incident was captured on store video and forwarded to the police department.

12/08/2016- Police were dispatched to North 16th Street on a report of a burglary into a motor vehicle. The vehicle a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant was parked between the hours of 9:30pm and 12:30am with the door left unlocked. The owner reported a backpack containing credit cards and a MacBook Pro was missing from the vehicle.

12/08/2016-A juvenile male age 17 of Newark NJ was arrested at 1:30pm and charged with Theft. PO Salvatore Cordi, while on patrol in the area of LaFrance Ave and Beardsley Ave, observed the juvenile male carrying a package. The package was recently stolen from a residence on Floyd Avenue. The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters and turned over to the Youth Aid Bureau for processing and release.
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Montclair Crime: DWI Arrests, Stolen Packages, Burglary at Wah-Chung Chinese Restaurant

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Crime: Storm-Related Incidents, Theft, Attempted BurglaryThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:

Arrest:

12-08-2016 (Central Avenue) Ms. Ashlee Furguson, 31yoa from Columbia, Georgia, was arrested and charged with DWI.

12-09-2016 (Bloomfield Avenue) Ms. Christina Flores, 33yoa from Elizabeth, was arrested and charged with DWI.

Burglary/Theft:

12-07-2016 (Willowmere Avenue) An unlocked vehicle which was parked in a residential driveway was entered. Unknown on any proceeds at this time.

12-07-2016 (Gates Avenue) Theft of a delivered package from a front porch. This package contained a vacuum cleaner.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Car Break-ins, Theft

BY  |  Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 12:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 12-2-2016 at 7 pm
Incident: Entered Vehicle
Description: Officer Roberts responded to Hillside Avenue on a report of an entered vehicle. The victim advised that the vehicle was entered by an unknown actor on 12/1/2016 between 7pm and 7:30 pm. The unknown actor removed several items from the vehicle. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Medico at 973-748-5400 x 120. Continue Reading

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