Montclair Crime: Motor Vehicle Crash on South Mountain, Drivers Charged with DWI

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 3:47pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


09-07-2017 (Pine Street) Mr. Darryl Brandon, 37yoa from Montclair, was arrested on multiple open warrants out of Montclair, West Caldwell, Passaic, and Bloomfield.

09-10-2017 (South Mountain Avenue) Officers responded to a report of a single motor vehicle crash in the area of South Mountain Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue. Upon arriving, officers observed two car wheels laying in the street. The vehicle in question was located, rolled over onto its roof, in a yard on South Mountain Avenue. MFD responded and extricated the two occupants of this vehicle, which had become entrapped during the crash. Both occupants were transported to area hospitals for evaluation. The driver, Mr. Anthony Singh (46yoa from Montclair) was charged with DWI. The passenger, Mr. Argirios Karydes (34yoa from Montclair), the registered owner of the vehicle, was charged also under the DWI statute for permitting an intoxicated person to operate his vehicle. Continue Reading

Montclair Burglary Suspect Caught On Camera

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 05, 2017 3:24pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Police are looking for this man, photographed during a burglary. On Friday, (9/1) Montclair Police Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress involving a residence on Watchung Ave. The suspect gained entry by breaking the home’s front door glass pane and subsequently reached in an unlocked the door. Upon entry, the suspect attempted to remove a television but was unsuccessful. The suspect was then confronted by an occupant; which resulted in the suspect fleeing out the front door where he got into a vehicle and fled east on Watchung Ave.

Suspect description: black male, 30-40 years old, long curly black hair pulled back in a ponytail, wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans, and yellow and black work gloves

Suspect vehicle: older model burgundy Honda with possibly a rear NJ Temp Tag.

The above photograph depicts the suspect while he was inside the residence. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Montclair Police Department Detective Bureau: (973) 509-7543 Case Detective: Detective Joseph Anderson; Case Supervisor: D/Sergeant James Milano.

Here is the rest of the week in crime from Montclair Police Department, by Detective Sergeant James Milano: Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Lewd Act, Bike Theft, School Bus Vandalism

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


08-20-2017 (Claremont Avenue) Ms. Kamila Wysocki, 42yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with DWI.


08-21-2017 (NYSC, S. Park Street) Theft of a wristwatch from the men’s locker room. A lock was cut off to gain access to this locker.

08-22-2017 (Windsor Place) Burglary to a residential garage. A bicycle was taken in this incident. There was no sign of forced entry.

08-23-2017 (Watchung Avenue) Theft of a wallet from an unlocked motor vehicle.
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Montclair Crime: Unlawful Possession of Handgun Arrest, Bike Theft, Package Theft

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

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


08-08-2017 (Pine Street) Ms. Amani Taylor, 33yoa from Newark, was arrested for acting disorderly and refusing to comply with officers at the scene of a disturbance.

08-09-2017 (Madeline, South Park Street) Mr. Isaiah Nesbit, 25yoa from Orange, was arrested for shoplifting numerous pieces of jewelry from the store.

08-10-2017 (Walnut Street) Mr. Dontch Charles, 25yoa from Irvington, was arrested during a traffic stop when officers observed that he was in possession of a handgun. Mr. Charles was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Handgun. Continue Reading

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

BY  |  Friday, Aug 11, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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.

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Bloomfield Crime: Teen Punched and Robbed; Theft at Glen Ridge Golf Course, Home Depot, Marshalls, Aldi

Monday, Aug 07, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:


07/24/2017- Several marker flags valued at $60.00 dollars each were stolen from the Glen Ridge Country Club Golf Course located at 797 Broad Street. The theft occurred during the overnight hours.

07/25/2017- A black and gold BMX bicycle was stolen from Glenwood Ave & Lackawanna Plaza. The owner discovered the lock which secured the bicycle, broken and his bicycle missing. The bicycle was stolen between the hours of 12pm and 6pm. Continue Reading

Montclair Police Investigating Reports of Possible Shots Fired on Pine Street

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 11:41am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Police received a call of possible shots fired on Pine Street near the intersection of Glenridge Avenue Sunday after 10 p.m. Callers reported hearing 3-4 shots being fired in the street. Officers were unable to locate any bullet holes in that area. There were no injuries reported in this incident. This incident is under investigation.

Here’s the rest of the week in crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:

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Bloomfield Police Need Your Help To Identify Suspect in Armed Robbery of Gas Station

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 2:00pm

From Bloomfield Police:

The Bloomfield Police Department would like your help to identify a suspect in an armed robbery that took place on 7/17/17 at 3:10 am. The Exxon Gas station at 491 Bloomfield Ave was robbed at gunpoint and we need your help to identify the suspect in the video attached to this alert.
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 40s-50s. 5’10” 150-160 lbs wearing black framed glasses with a pronounced limp in his right leg.

Click to see video of suspect

If you have information, contact:

Detective Sal Cordi,, 973-680-4089
Lt. Michael Sisco,, 973-680-4087

Montclair Man Charged With Attempted Murder, Police Investigating Stabbing Incident

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 3:59pm

Montclair Police responded to a residence Monday at 11 a.m. on a report of a stabbing incident.

Upon arriving, police were notified that the victim had already arrived at an area hospital for treatment. The victim, a 46-year-old Montclair female had been stabbed numerous times with a knife, by a 40-year-old Montclair man in a domestic violence incident.

The victim is stable at this time. The male suspect was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and Weapons Offenses. This incident is under investigation.

Montclair Crime: Brush Fire at Glenfield School; Burglary, Theft

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 06, 2017 3:55pm

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


06-29-2017 (TD Bank, Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Alajauwan Pitts, 27yoa from Bloomfield was arrested and charged with Forgery and Theft for attempting to open a fraudulent banking account.

07-01-2017 (Maple Avenue) Officers responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash with no reported injuries. Mr. Wendell Willis, 43yoa from Montclair was arrested and charged with DWI.

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