Montclair Crime: Alleged Burglar Busted With Bags of Sneakers and Electronics

BY  |  Friday, Aug 11, 2017 1:00pm

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


07-30-2017 (Pine Street) Mr. Kevin Coleman, 33yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of Montclair, Bloomfield, Newark, and Verona.

07-31-2017 (Valley Road) Mr. William Spano, 53yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, and Bloomfield.

08-05-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Angel Vela, 36yoa from Jersey City, was arrested and charged with DWI and Possession of CDS. The vehicle passengers, Ms. Silvia Sarceno (26yoa from Jersey City) and Ms. Liana Wright-Padilla (32yoa from Jersey City) were also charged with Possession of CDS.

08-05-2017 (Elm Street) Mr. Malik Alston, 23yoa from East Orange, was arrested and charged with Burglary and Possession of Burglary Tools after being observed by a passerby carrying numerous bags of sneakers and electronics out of a residence, which he had just broken into.

08-06-2017 (Park Street) Mr. Jarmaill Latta, 37yoa from Bloomfield, was arrested and charged with DWI.


07-30-2017 (Pine Street) Attempted burglary to a vacant apartment. A rear window was damaged in this incident.

07-30-2017 (Clinton Avenue) Theft of an unlocked bicycle from the driveway of a residence.

07-30-2017 (Claremont Avenue) Theft of a bicycle, which had been left locked to a tree.

08-01-2017 (Valley Road) Theft of an unsecured bicycle from the common hallway of an apartment building.

08-01-2017 (Woodmont Road) Theft of three unlocked bicycles from the front yard of a residence.

08-02-2017 (Forest Street) Theft of a delivered package from the front porch of a residence. This package contained a window air conditioner.

08-02-2017 (Inwood Avenue) Burglary to a residence through an unlocked door. Cash was taken from a wallet which had been left on a kitchen table.

08-03-2017 (Inwood Avenue) Theft from two unlocked vehicles. Sunglasses and loose change were taken.

08-03-2017 (Inwood Avenue) Loose change was taken from an unlocked vehicle.

08-03-2017 (Faraj Enterprise, Bloomfield Avenue) Shoplifting of two cellular telephones. The suspect is described as a thin white male, approximately 6’ tall, with curly blonde hair.

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