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Montclair Police Blotter: Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Juveniles Charged with Breaking into Cars and More


MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was compiled by the Montclair Police Department on March 3, 2018:

03-17- 2018 (Pine Street) Two Montclair juveniles (15 & 16yoa) were arrested after being observed
breaking into multiple vehicles. One of the juveniles was charged with theft, the other with Possession
of CDS.
03-18- 2018 (Eagle Rock Way) Mr. Lawrence Athill, 64yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with
Cruelty to Animals after being observed swinging a dog through the air on a leash, into a tree. The dog,
a 40lb mix-breed had a small amount of blood on its head but did not appear seriously injured. Animal
control officers responded to the scene and took the dog for medical treatment. The dog will remain in
their care until a final determination is made.
03-19- 2018 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Anglo Cruz, 54yoa from Newark was arrested on an open warrant
out of Newark. Through investigation, he was also charged with Theft for two prior shoplifting incidents
at Romany Liquor Store.

03-14- 2018 (Willowdale Avenue) Burglary to an apartment. Two portable video game systems were
taken in this incident.
03-15- 2018 (Claremont Avenue) An unlocked vehicle was entered. A wallet was taken in this incident.
03-15- 2018 (Forest Street) Theft of an iPod from an unlocked motor vehicle.
03-15- 2018 (Lansing Place) Theft of bookbags from an unlocked motor vehicle.
03-16- 2018 (Montclair High School) Theft of a bicycle from a school bike rack near the main entrance.
03-17- 2018 (Lackawanna Plaza) Theft of a laptop from a backpack which had been left unattended.
03-17- 2018 (Lloyd Road) Residents returned home to find their home in disarray and observed a suspect
flee from the residence on foot. This suspect was described as a male wearing a dark hooded
sweatshirt. Nothing was reported missing in this incident.

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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