Montclair Crime: Burglary, Theft, Arrests

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The week in Montclair crime from Detective Sergeant James Milano, Montclair Police Department

Arrests
11-15-2017 (Bloomfield Ave) Devon Cherry, 20 yoa from East Orange, was arrested for a $500 outstanding warrant out of East Orange.
11-19-2017 (Wilfred St) Brandyn Cooperdavis, 27 yoa from Montclair, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Juveniles Charged With Trespassing, Cash Deposit Bag Theft, Stolen Toilet Seat

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

11-13-2017 (Mission Street) Four Montclair juveniles were charged with Defiant Trespass for entering and utilizing a vacant apartment.

Burglary/Theft:

11-07-2017 (Wayside Place) Burglary to a residence. No sign of forced entry. Jewelry was taken in this incident.

11-09-2017 (Walnut Street) An unlocked bicycle was stolen from the front of a business.

11-09-2017 (Bay Street) Theft of a bicycle which had been left locked to the Bay Street Station bike rack.

11-10-2017 (Orange Road) Theft of a beige Ford Econoline Van containing power tools.

11-10-2017 (Church Street) An employee from a Church Street business accidentally dropped a cash deposit bag containing $350 on the sidewalk and then observed a man pick it up and immediately board a Transit Bus. The suspect who fled with the deposit bag was described as an African-American male in his 30’s, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt. Continue Reading

West Orange Teen Stabbed Near Nishuane Park in Montclair

Friday, Nov 03, 2017 4:14pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

A 14-year-old male from West Orange was found with multiple stab wounds to his neck, nack and arm in the vicinity of Nishuane Park by Montclair Police Thursday night just before 7 p.m. Montclair Police Department had received multiple 911 calls for an injured juvenile in the area of Nishuane Park.

Officers on scene were successful in apprehending the suspect in the area of the park. The suspect, also a 14-year-old male from West Orange, had a single scratch to the elbow. The victim was transported to UMDNJ and is listed in stable condition. This incident is under investigation.

Maplewood Man Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 1:14pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

An Essex County jury has convicted Gery Destra, 21, of Maplewood, of sexually assaulting a seven year- old girl.   

“It took a great deal of bravery and courage for the child to come to court, much less talk about something so traumatizing before the jury,’’ said Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Lyons-Boswick, who tried the case. 

Following a trial before the Honorable Verna Leath, Judge of the Superior Court, the jury convicted Destra of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child, for incidents that occurred when the child was between six and seven years old. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Burglary, Theft, DWI and Warrant Arrests

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 3:36pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The week in crime from David O’Dowd, Detective Lieutenant, Montclair Police Department:

Arrest

10-18-2017 (S. Fullerton Avenue) Mr. Daron Allen, 37yoa from Newark, was arrested on open warrants out of Montclair, Elizabeth, and Newark, totaling $1,500. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Large Fight On Pine Street, DWIs, Arrest Made in Aggravated Assault Case

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 2:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


Arrest

10-09-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue, Johari) Ms. Esther Calderon, 43yao from West Orange, was arrested and charged with theft of clothing items from the store.

10-09-2017 (Grove Street) Mr. Stephen Lim, 23yoa from Bloomfield, was arrested and charged with DWI.

10-12-2017 (Crescent Parking Deck) Mr. Christopher McKenzie, 47yoa from West Orange was arrested and charged with DWI after striking the automated parking gate in the deck.

10-18-2017 (Grove Street) Ms. Tamika Robinson, 22yoa from East Orange, was arrested on open warrants out of Roseland, Irvington, And Scotch Plains, totaling $1800.

10-15-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Henry Alvarado, 36yoa from West Orange, was arrested and charged with DWI.

10-13-2017 (Pine Street) Mr. Justin Davis, 21yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Conspiracy after being part of a group that assaulted a 47yoa Montclair man. The victim was transported to Mountainside Hospital with a head injury.

Burglary/Theft Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Report of Man Assaulted, Robbed on Forest Street By Five Teens

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 12:25pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Strongarm Robbery

10-07-2017 (Forest Street) At approximately 2am, a 26yoa Montclair man was walking on Forest Street near Claremont Avenue when he was punched in the side of the head. Approximately five males converged on the victim and began punching and kicking him. They then stole his wallet and cellphone and fled the area on foot. The victim sustained minor injuries. The suspects are described as teenage African-American males.

Arrest

10-06-2017 (Pine Street) Mr. Darin Davis, 24yoa from West Orange, was arrested for defiant trespass for refusing to leave private property.

10-06-2017 (Pine Street) Mr. Jenko Grant, 24yoa from Montclair was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault on Police after pushing an officer who was investigating a report of a disturbance in the street. The officer was not injured.

10-07-2017 (Hawthorne Place) Mr. Michael Emanuel, 24yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Marijuana Possession and Contempt of a Court Order, after being observed attempting to enter parked vehicles in the area.

Burglary/Theft

10-03-2017 (Church Street) Burglary to a commercial establishment. Access was gained through an unlocked basement area. Cash was taken in this incident

10-05-2017 (Edgewood Road) Burglary to a private residence. Entry was gained by damaging a rear door. Nothing was reported taken.

10-05-2017 (Gates Avenue) Burglary to a residential garage. Six bicycles were stolen in this incident. No sign of forced entry.

10-07-2017 (Franklin Place) Burglary to a residential garage. Three bicycles were taken in this incident.

10-07-2017 (Oak Place) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. An iPod and sneakers were taken.

10-07-2017 (Gates Avenue) An unlocked vehicle was rummaged through. Nothing was reported taken.

10-08-2017 (Forest Street) An unsecured bicycle was taken from the rear yard of a residence.

Montclair Crime: Burglaries, Bike Thefts and Warrant Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 04, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


Arrest

09-26-2017 (Orange Road) Mr. Richard Gerace , 67yoa from Newark, was arrested on open warrants out of Mendham, West Caldwell, and East Orange.

09-26-2017 (Claremont Avenue) Mr. David Blakely, 27yoa from Montclair, was arrested for shoplifting from CVS.

09-26-2017 (Claremont Avenue) Mr. Vamir Moore, 29yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of Montclair, East Orange, and Elizabeth.

09-27-2017 (Claremont Avenue) Mr. Samuel Strauser, 43yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with DWI.

09-27-2017 (Virginia Avenue) Ms. Belen Nodra, 31yoa from West Orange, was arrested and charged with DWI

09-29-2017 (Glenridge Avenue) Following an investigation into an incident which occurred on Glenridge Avenue on 09-24-2017, Ms. Enid Garcia, 49yoa from Newark, was charged with Burglary and Theft.

09-30-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Ms. Bianca Castellaro, 26yoa from Bloomfield, was arrested on an open warrant out of East Orange.


Burglary/Theft

09-25-2017 (North Mountain Avenue) Burglary to a residence through an unlocked window. Cash and jewelry were taken in this incident.

09-25-2017 (North Mountain Avenue) Attempted burglary to a garage. A window was broken in this incident. Access was not gained to the structure.

09-26-2017 (Park Street) Burglary to a residential garage. Two bicycles were taken in this incident. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Aggravated Assault on Police Officer, Arrests, Burglary/Theft

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 12:10pm

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


Arrest

09/13/17 (Maple Avenue) Montclair Police received a BOLO from Bloomfield Police regarding a vehicle that had fled on their officers for motor vehicle offenses.  Montclair officers located the suspect, Chase Carter (27yoa from Montclair) in the fleeing vehicle.  Mr. Carter exited his vehicle and confronted the officers, shoving one of them.  These two officers attempted to arrest and handcuff Mr. Carter, to which he resisted.  Additional officers responded and were then successful in handcuffing this individual.  During the arrest, one of the officers sustained a hand injury. Bloomfield Police issued motor vehicle summonses based on the initial event.  Montclair Police charged Mr. Carter with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. Continue Reading

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

Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 3:47pm

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

Arrest

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

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