Montclair Crime: Hit and Run & Weapon Arrest, Burglaries to Residences, Car Thefts, Car Vandalism

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 1:09pm

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


01-04-2017 (Grove Street) Mr. Frank Bagley, 49yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant out of Bloomfield ($500)

01-04-2017 (Claridge Theater, Bloomfield Avenue) officers were dispatched to reports of an intoxicated female causing a disturbance. Ms. Nicole Levenchuck, 30yoa from Belleville, was arrested for open warrants out of Montclair ($2,500), Cedar Grove ($2,600), Atlantic City ($1,500), Glen Ridge ($500), Cranbury ($172)

01-04-2017 (Maple Plaza Lot) A hit-and-run accident occurred on Watchung Avenue in which a green Toyota Sienna struck a black Volkswagen and then fled the scene. The occupants of the Volkswagen followed the fleeing vehicle to the Maple Plaza Lot. Mr. Joseph O’Neill, 26yoa from Rutherford, then exited the Toyota, brandishing a baseball bat, and proceeded to threaten the occupants of the Volkswagen. O’Neill was arrested and charged with Possession of a weapon, Possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, Terroristic Threats, and Obstructing Administration of Law. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for the hit-and-run accident.


01-03-2017 (Cross Street) Theft of a 2009 gray Mercedes Benz from a residential driveway. The vehicle in question had been left running and unattended. This vehicle was later recovered, unoccupied, in Newark.

01-03-2017 (Charles Street) Attempted burglary of a residence which is currently under construction. Entry was made by damaging a basement door. Nothing was noticed missing in this incident.

01-03-2017 (Christopher Street) Burglary to a residence, while the occupants were home. Entry was made through an unlocked rear door. A laptop was taken from the kitchen area.

01-05-2017 (Laurel Place) Theft of Christmas decorations from the front lawn of a residence.

01-07-2017 (Mt. Vernon Road) Theft of a white 2014 Toyota Sequoia from a residential driveway. They keys were inside the vehicle at the time of this theft.

01-08-2017 (Cooper Avenue) Burglary to a residence through a rear window. A watch and small electronics were taken.


01-03-2017 (Elm Street) Vandalism to a motor vehicle. A piece of concrete was thrown through the front windshield. This vehicle was parked in a residential driveway at the time of the incident.



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