Montclair Police Blotter: Bike and Vehicle Thefts, Burglary, Vandalism and Arrests

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


On 09/25/2013 at 1536 hours, officers took a walk in theft report.  The complainant wished to report her son’s bicycle stolen from the front entrance to the Montclair High School Annex building at 0800 this morning.  Her son left his men’s black and silver Treks, MT-220 mountain bike unlocked.  He realized it missing at 1430 hours.

On 09/26/2013 at 0135 hours, officers responded to and Elm Street address on a theft report.  The caller informed officers that her 2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 color Black and Grey was taken from the rear lot at approximately 0100 hours this evening.  She last saw the motorcycle parked uncovered in her rear lot at 2400 hours.  She heard it start up and head south on Elm Street at a low rate of speed.

On 09/27/2013 at 2215 hours, officers responded to the 200 block of Orange Road on a stolen motor vehicle.  Officers were informed by the vehicle owner that he parked his 2007 black four door Toyota Prius in front of the south end liquor store at 1700.  He left the vehicle unlocked and his keys inside.  When he returned at 2200 the vehicle was gone.  The vehicle had tinted windows.


On 09/26/2013 at 2306 hours, officers responded to a Wheeler Street address on a burglary report.  Officers were informed by the caller that when she arrived home she noticed her father’s bedroom door open.  Normally it is closed and secured with lock.  She looked into the room and noticed the dresser drawers had been pulled open and the room rummaged through.  The incident occurred between 1615 hours and 2000 hours as her uncle returned home but did not realize entry had been made.  No signs of forced entry.  The following were stolen from the apartment;

– Playstation 3 game console – black in color – valued at $300.00

– Laptop – Unknown on brand – black in color – valued at $200.00

– 4th generation ipod black in color


On 09/24/2013 at 1652 hours, officers patrolling the area of Pine and Glenridge observed 46 yr old Frank Bagley of Montclair standing in front of 68 Pine Street.  Officers were aware that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest out of Montclair.  Officers confirmed the warrant ($2,255.00) with dispatch and took Mr. Bagley into custody without incident.

On 09/28/2013 at 0100 hours, officers responded to a disturbance in the rear lot of the office restaurant.  Officers arrived and a large crowd began to disperse.  32 yr old Lander Ceasar was observed leaning against a vehicle.  He appeared to be highly intoxicated.  Officers who knew the subject offered to drive him home.  He refused.  He was advised not to operate the vehicle and walk home.  He began to walk away but returned several minutes later and was warned again not to operate the vehicle or risk being charged with DWI.  He ignored officers requests and cursed them, entered the vehicle and attempted to put the keys in the ignition.  Officer forcibly had to remove him from the vehicle as he became combative and placed him under arrest for DWI.  At headquarters he refused to provide breath samples and again cursed officers.  He punched and destroyed a camera in the cell black.   Mr. Ceaser was charged with Criminal Mischief, Disorderly conduct, and Resisting Arrest.  Mr. Ceaser was issued the following motor vehicle summons as well: 0713 MTC 096109, 39:4-50, 0713 MTC 096110, 39:4-50.2 Refusal.



On 09/27/2013 at 1323 hours, officers took a walk in report of damage to a motor vehicle.  The vehicle owner informed officers that her silver 2013 Honda Accord was parked in the rear lot of 134 Chestnut Street overnight.  She parked it at 1930 hours and when she returned to it at 1250 hours she found a 6 inch long scratch on the driver side door.

On 09/27/2013 at 1926 hours, officers responded to the 80 block of Llewellyn Road on a possible burglary in progress.  Officers were informed by a local resident who called police that he was walking his dog when he observed an individual running from a rear yard in the area. The individual was reported to have fled north towards Warren and was described as wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, talking to himself loudly, medium build and approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.  Officers were unable to locate the suspect.  A window to the home was found open.  After checking the residence entry did not appear to have been gained and nothing was missing.  Anyone with information contact Det. Singleton at 973 509 4722.


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