Montclair Police Blotter: Large Fight on Bloomfield Ave Leads to Five Arrests

This week’s Montclair crime report was provided by Detective Lieutenant Angel L. Roman Jr., Detective Bureau Commander, Montclair Police Department:

Arrests:

On 09/21/2013 at 2023 hours, Officers responded to a large fight in progress in the area of 190 Bloomfield Avenue. While Officers attempted to disperse the crowd and diffuse the situation, four adults and one juvenile where arrested at the scene:

1. Terrill Vaxter, a Montclair resident was arrested and charged with the following;

Terroristic Threats

Obstruction of Justice

Failure to Disperse

Resisting Arrest

Bail was set for Mr. Vaxter at $5000.00 Bond or $500.00 cash by Judge O’Connor.

2. Chelsea Bunk, a Montclair resident was arrested and charged with the following;

Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer

Failure to Disperse

Resisting Arrest

Possession of Marijuana

Disordely Conduct

Bail was set for Ms. Bunk at $2500.00 Bond or $250.00 cash by Judge O’Conner.

 

3. Zakeyah Muhammad, a Montclair resident was arrested and charged with the following;

Obstruction of Justice

Failure to Disperse

Resisting Arrest

Disorderly Conduct

Bail was set for Mr. Muhammad at $2500.00 Bond or $250.00 cash by Judge O’Conner

 

4. Janko Grant, a Montclair resident was arrested and charged with following;

Failure to Disperse

Obstruction of Justice

Resisting Arrest

Disorderly Conduct

Bail was set for Mr. Grant at $2500.00 Bond or $250.00 cash by Judge O’Conner

Thefts:

On 09/17/2013 at 1457 hours, Officers took a walk-in report of a theft that had occurred at 25 Park Street (YMCA). The victim stated that at approximately 1330 hours on this date he placed his wallet inside a locker at the YMCE. At 1400 hours the victim returned to the locker which was left un-locked to find that his wallet had been stolen. Anyone having information regarding this incident can contact Det. MCcarthy at 973-509-4725.

 

On 09/19/2013 at 1655 hours, Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Orange Road on the report of a theft that had occurred. Upon arrival officers met and spoke to the victim. The victim stated that sometime between 1615 and 1650 hours, someone stole his bicycle off his front porch. The bicycle was described as a black Schwinn with purple colors in the logo, valued at $125.00. Anyone having information regarding this incident can contact the Juvenile Aid Bureau.

 

On 09/20/2013 at 2020 hours, Officers were dispatched to the Lackawanna Plaza Parking Lot on the report of a theft that had occurred. Upon arrival Officers met and spoke to the victim. The victim stated that sometime between 1845 and 2015 hours someone shattered her driver side window and stole her GPS which was attached to her windshield. The GPS was valued at $200.00. Anyone having information regarding this incident can contact Det. MCcarthy at 973-509-4725.

 

On 09/23/2013 at 1944 hours, Officers were dispatched to The Crescent Parking Deck on a report of a theft that had occurred. Upon arrival Officers met and spoke to the victim. The victim stated that sometime between 1830 and 1930 hours someone entered her vehicle and had stolen her purse along with her GPS unit. The purse was later recovered on the upper level of the parking deck, taken from the purse was the victim’s cash and credit cards. Anyone having information regarding this incident can contact Det. Anderson at973-509-4706.

 

On 09/23/2013 at 2047 hours, Officers were dispatched to 25 Park Street (YMCA) on the report of a theft that had ocurred. Upon arrival Officers met and spoke to the victim. The victim stated that sometime between 1900 and 2000 hours someone entered the locker he was using and took his car keys. The victim then stated that when he checked his vehicle he noticed his wallet was stolen. Anyone having information regarding this incident can contact Det. Turner at 973-509-4724.

 

Vandalism:

On 09/18/2013 at 1126 hours, Officers were dispatched to the Wellmont Threater on the report of a vandalism that occurred. Upon arrival Officers met and spoke with the Manager. The Manager stated that sometime between 09/14/2013 and 09/16/2013, someone spray painted the word “ASKER” in blue paint on one of the side doors. Anyone having information regarding this incident can contact the Juvenile Aid Bureau.

 

On 09/18/2013 at 1000 hours, Officers were dispatched to 370 Bloomfield Avenue (STS), on the report of a vandalism that occurred. Upon arrival Officers met and spoke to the Manager. The Manager stated that sometime between 09/14/2013 and 09/18/2013 someone spray painted the word “ASKER” on the side of the building. Anyone having information regarding this incident can contact the Juvenile Aid Bureau.

 

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Perhaps we should look into the cause of these infractions. Saturday at 8? These folks were clearly drinking. Where is the toxicology report?

  2. One week’s report. Not a single crime solved? Five arrests in the space of 10 minutes. So just what are the 100+ police doing (when they are working)?

  3. “The toxicology report is probably underneath a pile of large fried fish.”

    Or perhaps underneath your sheets and pillow cases, eh zephyrus?

  4. idratherbeat63, what world are you living in that you assume police frequently solve or spend time attempting to solve petty theft cases…

  5. No expansion on the rather skimpy police report about the “large fight?” Not even from some of the neighborhood snoops who seem to gather on Baristanet? Was it gang-related? Has anyone at least heard rumors? That Baristanet never pursues such potentially juicy items only tells me that there’s very little journalistic enterprise left among the Baristas.

    But I don’t expect local pd’s to, uh, “solve” too many crimes. (Police presence is generally meant to prevent or at least delay the commission of crimes, not to solve them.) Even as I usually suspect that in the majority of reported incidents they have a pretty good idea as to the identities of the perpetrators.

  6. Cathar, the incident involved Mission Street ilk though I don’t believe it was gang related. This was more of the Montclair-bred drunkenness fueled by cheap liquor at Caggiano’s rather than the usual drive-by shootings from Newark. Underwhelming, I know.

  7. Hmmmmm…..I bet this is the same Terrill Vaxter that was shot on Mission Street a few weeks ago. I would have thought this guy was an absolute angel…..

    https://www.northjersey.com/news/218522191_Four_shot_on_Mission_Street_in_Montclair_this_morning.html

    Maybe we really do need to keep a police tower on Mission Street permanently. There are plenty of nice people on Mission, New and Elmsted, but apparently too many violence prone miscreants as well.

    How many times to we read about the ongoing violence, murders, shootings and other nonsense in such a small area of Montclair? I wish that some of these violent offenders had more decency and pride to stop their destructive activities which terrorize their local neighborhoods.

    Dismal and sad. Let’s hope that MPD and the town council (calling Dr. Baskerville) take their heads out of the sand and come to grips with reality.

  8. “Maybe we really do need to keep a police tower on Mission Street permanently.”

    The Police tower being there permanently would be nasty, but how about an 8 story condo complex? The Police can monitor the area from the roof and that far down the hill the building wouldn’t obstruct many city views. I hear developers throw in park space too.

  9. Nothing wrong with a regular way brawl or fist fight. I’ll take this over gun fire all day. A step in the right direction.

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