Police Blotter

Montclair Police Blotter: Bicycle Thefts Rise Again, Arrests and More

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was issued by Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department on February 23.

Arrest:

02-17-2016 (Orange Road) Mr. Roger Jenkins, 63yoa from Montclair, was arrested as a result of a motor vehicle stop.  He was charged with Possession of CDS and issued summonses for Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle as well as equipment violations. 

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02-17-2016 (Pine Street) Mr. Howard Wilder Jr., 51yoa from East Orange, was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair totaling $2,500. 

 

02-21-2016 (Maple Avenue) Mr. Rashon Carter, 28yoa from North Plainfield, was arrested and charged with DWI and possession of CDS.  A passenger, Mr. Craig Milton, 41yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open no-bail warrant out of Paterson. 

 

Theft:

02-18-2016 (YMCA, Park Street) A wallet and cellular telephone were taken from a locker in the men’s locker room. 

 

02-19-2016 (ACME, Valley Road) Shoplifting of food and hygiene items.  The suspect is described as a black male, 5'10", 180 lbs, 35-40 yoa, wearing a black pea coat, and a New England Patriots red/blue stocking hat.

 

02-19-2016 (Irving Street)  Theft of a bicycle from the side yard of a residence.

 

02-19-2016 (Mission Street)  Theft of jewelry from a first floor apartment.  No signs of forced entry. 

 

02-20-2016 (Howe Avenue) Burglary to a residential garage. Entry was gained by damaging a side entry door.  A bicycle was stolen in this incident. 

 

02-20-2016 (Howe Avenue) Burglary to a garden shed. Entry was gained through an unlocked door.  A bicycle was stolen in this incident. 

 

02-21-2016 (Pleasant Avenue) Burglary to a garage.  Entry was gained by damaging a lock.  A bicycle was taken. 

 

02-21-2016 (Alexander Avenue) Theft of a delivered package.  The package in question contained clothing.  The suspect is described as a middle aged heavy set White or Hispanic male, clean shaven, wearing dark pants, a black baseball style hat, a black suit jacket and white collared shirt.

 

Miscellaneous:

02-17-2016 (Essex Avenue) Vandalism to a motor vehicle.  The rear tire of this vehicle was discovered to have been slashed. 

 

02-20-2016 (North Fullerton Avenue)  A vehicle was vandalized in the rear parking area of an apartment building.  Two of the tires on this vehicle appear to have been slashed. 

 

02-20-2016 (Lululemon, Bloomfield Avenue) Three suspects utilized fraudulent credit cards to make transactions in the store.  The suspects are described as: 1) Black male, 19 years old, 5'7 in height, thin build, short hair, goatee wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.  2) Black male, 19 years old, 5'7 in height, thin build, short hair, goatee possibly wearing a dark green hooded jacket.  3) Black female, 19 years old, 5'7 thin build, mid length straight black hair.  The suspects were last seen walking on South Park Street. 

 

 

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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