Montclair Crime: More Stranger Danger, Theft, DIsorderly Conduct

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

The week in crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department…


On 6/05/2014 at approx 1735Hrs, Mr. George Cason, a 57 year old Montclair man, was arrested in the area of Walnut Street for open warrants. Mr. Cason is being held on warrants out of Montclair ($4798) and Glen Ridge ($600).

On 06/05/2014 at 1750Hrs, an off-duty Montclair Officer observed three subjects spray painting graffiti on the basketball court at Rand Park. This Officer detained these subjects until the arrival of patrol officers. Two juvenile males and one adult male were taken into custody. The adult male was identified as a Richard Feacher, 20yoa from Montclair. Mr. Feacher was charged with Criminal Mischief. Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 06/06/2014 at 1333Hrs, Officers observed a subject trespassing on the property at Bradford Academy, 87 Mount Hebron Road. This party, identified as Wendell Freeman, 30yoa from Montclair, was found to have an open warrant out of Glenridge for $250. Mr. Freeman was arrested and held on this warrant.

On 06/07/2014 at 1853Hrs, Officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance in the area of High Street. Upon arriving they observed Jeffrey Ashe, 35yoa of Newark, engaged in an argument with a female pushing a baby in a stroller. Mr. Ashe was acting in a very disorderly manner. When approached by Officers, Mr. Ashe became very confrontational and refused to cooperate. He continued to be verbally abusive and threatened Officers on scene. Mr. Ashe was placed under arrest and charged with Disorderly Conduct. He was also found to have an open warrant out of West Orange for $250.


On 6/3/2014 at approx 1257Hrs, Officers were dispatched to Lackawanna Plaza Shoe Repair and Parcel Service store located inside the Lackawanna Plaza Mall on a report of a theft. The store employee reported that they had placed five $20 bills on the counter while assisting a female customer. They observed that females friend place their cell phone on the counter in the area of this cash. That female then picked up her cell phone and left the store. The employee believes that the female had placed her cell phone on top of the cash and taken it when she exited the store. Suspect #1 black female,16-20yoa, wearing black pants with a turquoise color shirt and having a tattoo on her right leg. Suspect #2 black female,16-20yoa with light skin , wearing glasses, blue shorts, and a sleeveless black shirt. Anyone with information is asked to contact the juvenile Aid Bureau at 973-509-4751.

On 06/05/2014 at 1831Hrs, a male suspect shoplifted a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Whiskey from The Romany Liquor Shop, 227 Glenridge Avenue. The suspect is described as a 5’8” tall black male, weighing 170 pounds, and wearing an orange t-shirt, blue hooded jacket, blue sweat pants, white sneakers, and a black baseball hat. . Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 973-509-7543.


On 06/05/2014 at 1813Hrs, a 14 year old Montclair female was approached by an adult male in the 100 block of Orange Road. This adult suspect had his hand down his pants and made a crude sexual statement to this juvenile. The juvenile immediately fled the area. This suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early to mid forties approximately 5’01”, wearing a white t-shirt with black or blue lettering, white washed jeans, with black regular length hair, and possibly facial stubble. He appeared disheveled and spoke with a heavy Spanish accent. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective C. Cunningham at 973-509-4716.

On 06/07/2014, at 2230Hrs, Officers were dispatched to the area of Grove Street at Willard Street on a report of a suspicious person. Upon arriving, Officers met with three females 20, 18, and 16yoa, who stated that an adult male had pulled over and asked them to get in his vehicle. These females further stated that this is not the first occasion in which this male has stopped his vehicle and requested that they get in. The females refused this suspects requests and he left the area. This suspect is described as a black male, with curly hair and glasses. He spoke with a thick accent. His vehicle is described as a Blue Mitsubishi with a cracked front bumper. . Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective L. McCarthy at 973-509-4725.

On 06/08/2014, Officers on the Mission Street Post were advised that a 1 year old child was possibly choking. Officers located the child, being carried down the street by a guardian, and found him to be unresponsive. They were successful in locating a very faint pulse. The officers initiated life-saving measures and were successful in dislodging a piece of a cookie from the child’s throat. MVAU responded and took over care of this child.


  1. POSTED BY martylorne  |  June 10, 2014 @ 4:38 pm

    Yay, some good news at the bottom! Way to save the baby, officers. Hopefully the little guy is young enough to recover from the side effects of losing oxygen for so long.

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