MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police Department has issued the following blotter for December 18 - January 7, 2020:
December 18, 2019 (Maple Avenue): The victim reported that she started her 2014 Chrysler mini
van and left it unattended so it could warm up. When she walked outside minutes later, the
vehicle was gone.
December 21, 2019 (Midland Avenue): Packages that had been delivered to the residence were
stolen at some point between 6pm and 9pm. There was no description of suspects.
December 22, 2019 (Franklin Avenue): The victim reported that approximately $2300.00 in cash
was missing from a steel security box located in a bedroom of the home.
December 23, 2019 (Tuxedo Road): The resident reported that at approximately 0010 hours he
received a motion detection alert on his cell phone. He stated that when he viewed the
surveillance he noticed a tall male suspect walking towards his 2018 grey Honda Civic and
proceeded to open the driver side door. There were no reported proceeds. The suspect is
described as a tall male (unknown race) with a full beard wearing a skull hat with a bubble
jacket, sweat pants, and dark boots.
December 23, 2019 (Chestnut Street): The victims reported that they parked their 2005
Volkswagen in the rear parking lot of the Clary Anderson Arena. Upon returning approximately
30 minutes later they discovered the vehicle had been entered. Missing at this time is an Apple
laptop and a Nintendo DS.
December 23, 2019 (Midland Avenue): The resident reported that he parked his vehicle in front
of his home. When he returned an hour later he discovered the unlocked vehicle had been
entered. The following items were reported stolen: backpack, iPad, iPhone, Bluetooth
transmitters, watch, sunglasses, and earbuds.
December 28, 2019 (Russell Terrace): The victim reported his vehicle was entered and a wallet
containing $1000.00 in cash as stolen.
December 28, 2019 (South Fullerton Avenue): An employee of Connect Clothing reported that
three males attempted to purchase a pair of sneakers with a suspected stolen credit card, as the
security facial image on the card did not match the suspects face. When questioned, the suspects
fled the store. In the process of leaving, one suspect grabbed an unknown amount of cash from
another customer who had his wallet open in his hands. The suspects were described as three black males, 17-20 years old, medium build, medium complexion. They were last seen fleeing
west on The Crescent towards the parking garage.
December 29, 2019 (Cambridge Road): The resident reported that he looked out his window and
observed three males entering several vehicles belonging to his neighbors. They fled east on
Cambridge Road. There were no proceeds.
December 31, 2019 (Gray Street): The victim reported that approximately $140.00 in
merchandise delivered to his home was stolen from the porch. The incident reportedly occurred
on December 20, 2019.
January 3, 2020 (Bloomfield Avenue): The manager of 7-11 reported that approximately $260.00
worth of Red Bull energy drinks were stolen over a two week period. The theft was discovered
January 5, 2020 (Alexander Avenue): The residents reported that they returned home from
vacation and discovered approximately $160.00 in delivered merchandise was stolen from the
front porch. Surveillance cameras show the incident occurred on December 10, 2019 and the
suspects are three males who exit a red SUV. They removed the packages and fled towards
December 18, 2019 (Walnut Street): Patrol units responded to the area of Walnut Street and
Walnut Crescent on a report of a strong-armed robbery that just occurred. The victim reported
walking east on Walnut Street when an unknown male approached her from behind and grabbed
her purse, attempting to take it from her. The victim resisted and the male let go of the purse but
did take a shopping bag which contained prescription medication. The suspect fled south on
Pine Street. He is described as a black male, approximately 6'1" tall, thin build. He was wearing
blue jeans, two toned jacket color navy and light blue with a hood over his face. The victim
sustained lacerations to her hands during the struggle. She was evaluated by Montclair
Ambulance Unit but refused further treatment.
December 25, 2019 (South Willow Street): The residents reported that between 5pm – 11 pm
December 24, 2019, unknown person(s) made entry into their home. Several checkbooks and
approximately $1000.00 in cash were stolen. There were no signs of forced entry.
December 21, 2019 (Park Street): A bouncer at Just Jakes reported that he was punched in the
face while escorting an unruly patron out of the establishment. The bouncer suffered lacerations
under his eye. The suspect was described as black male, 25 years old, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds.
December 19, 2019 (Grove Street): Ian Greenberg (41 year old male from West Orange) was
arrested on open warrants out of Randolph and Denville following a motor vehicle stop.
December 20, 2019 (Claremont Avenue): Patrol units were dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy on
Claremont Avenue on a report of a theft in progress. Responding officers observed the suspect
exiting the store upon their arrival. He was ordered to stop but fled on foot. He was
apprehended on Pine Street after a brief struggle. Tamir Williamson (22 year old from Newark,
NJ) was arrested and charged with Shoplifting, Obstruction the Administration of Law, and
Resisting Arrest. He was also found to have open warrants out of Newark and the Essex County
Sheriffs Office. One officer sustained injuries to his wrist and hands.
December 25, 2019 (Pine Street): Castel Jean-Francois (26 year old from Orange, NJ) was arrested
and charged with DWI following a single car motor vehicle accident.
December 26, 2019 (Bloomfield Avenue): Shean Norman (28 year old from Fairfield, NJ) was
arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair stemming from an investigation into a motor
vehicle theft that occurred on December 7, 2019.
December 30, 2019 (Highland Avenue): A detective observed three males looking into parked
cars in the area of Highland Avenue and Ingleside Road. The males matched the description of
suspects wanted in connection to car burglaries the previous night on Cambridge Road. Upon
approaching them, all three subjects fled on foot. One subject was eventually apprehended. A
15 year old juvenile from Belleville was arrested and charged with Obstruction and Resisting