February 25, 2020 (Hartley Street): The complainant reports that a dumpster, valued at $4,000
was stolen from a lot.
February 26, 2020 (Gates Avenue); The complainant states that his wallet was stolen from his
February 26, 2020 (South Park Street): The complainant reports that her wallet was stolen when
she momentarily left her purse unattended at Starbucks.
March 1, 2020 (North Willow Street): The complainant reports that approximately $280 worth of
DJ equipment was stolen from her motor vehicle.
February 26, 2020 (Pierson Place): The complainant reports that two laptop computers and a
television were stolen from his residence. It appears that entry was gained through an unlocked
March 2, 2020 (Orange Road): Police received a report that a window to the building had been
shattered, with a rock found on the floor of the building.
February 24, 2020 (Nishuane Park): The complainant reports that he arranged through a mutual
acquaintance to meet in Nishuane Park at 11:00 PM with a male to purchase a pair of sneakers.
Once there, the suspect produced a sneaker box containing rocks rather than the sneakers. The
suspect then brandished a silver revolver and demanded the $350 that was the agreed asking
price for the sneakers. The complainant surrendered the money and the suspect fled towards the
direction of Harrison Avenue and Oak Street. The suspect, known only to the complainant as “J”,
is described as a black male, slim build, 5’8”-5’9”, last seen wearing a dark colored short sleeved
shirt and glasses. No injuries were reported.
March 2, 2020 (Elmwood Avenue); The victim states that he was on Elmwood Avenue at
approximately 9:15 PM when he was approached by a group of about ten males wearing dark,
hooded clothing. The victim states that the group began to mock his appearance, with one,
described as a black male, approximately 19 years old, with short, curly black hair and wearing a
red, hooded sweatshirt, saying, “I’m gonna see you later.” After a brief exchange, the victim
reports that he was assaulted by the group. The victim that his cell phone was taken during the
incident. The victim suffered abrasions, bruising, and swelling to his face and forehead.
February 28, 2020: The complainant reports that on two occasions in the last several weeks, he
has been verbally harassed. On one occasion in early February, he was walking in the area of
Glenridge Avenue when the occupants of a four-door silver Buick yelled slurs regarding the
complainant’s sexuality. The occupants are described only as three white males, possibly in their
teens. The complainant also states that on February 18th, he was on Bloomfield Avenue when
three black males, possibly in their mid-twenties, yelled similar slurs.
March 2, 2020 (Chestnut Street): An employee at the Montclair High School reported
discovering two swastikas and an anti-Semitic phrase carved into a chair in the school.
March 1, 2020 (Valley Road): An employee of King’s Supermarket reported that at
approximately 2:30 PM, two females passed two counterfeit $100 bills during a purchase. The
first suspect is described as a black female, medium build, with dreadlocks in her early twenties,
and last seen wearing a blue shirt and a green jacket. The second female is described as a black
female, medium build, with dreadlocks in her late teens or early twenties, last seen wearing a
puffy red jacket with a hood.
February 25, 2020 (Mission Street): Quadee Lapread, 39, of Newark, was arrested after he was
found to be in possession of marijuana.
February 26, 2020 (Bay Street Train Station): Brandon Bickaroo, 24, of East Orange, was
arrested after it was discovered that he had a warrant issued by Bloomfield.
February 26, 2020 (Nishuane Road): Nicholas Bennett, 26, of West Orange, was arrested after it
was discovered that he had warrants issued by East Orange and Newark.
February 28, 2020 (Valley Road): James Schoneboom, 18, of Montclair, was charged with
possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of prescription legend
drugs following a motor vehicle stop. During the same incident, Yogesh Pillia, 19, of Montclair,
was charged with possession of marijuana.
February 29, 2020 (Park Street): Anthony Orantes, 46, of Montclair, was charged with driving
March 1, 2020 (Bloomfield Avenue): Angel Garcia-Sandoval, 30, of Newark, was charged with
driving while intoxicated.