Montclair Crime: String Of Burglaries, One Seen by Homeowner on Remote SurveillanceThe week in Montclair Crime from Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


04-20-2015 – (Plymouth Street) Residential burglary through an unlocked door. Cash and jewelry were taken.

04-22-2015 – (Mission Street) Burglary to a residence, which is under construction. A ladder and building materials were taken.

04-22-2015 – (High Street) Burglary to a garage. Numerous pieces of landscaping equipment were taken.

04-22-2015 – (Trinity Place) a snow blower was stolen from an apartment building storage area.


04-20-2015 – (Claremont Avenue CVS) Mr. Josh Liggins, 35yoa from Glen Ridge, was arrested for shoplifting diapers.

04-22-2015 – (Christopher Street) Mr. Anthony Martinelli, 51yoa from Newark, was arrested for stealing a bicycle from a driveway.

04-23-2015 – (Upper Mountain Avenue) Mr. David Flannery, 28yoa from Hoboken, was arrested for DWI.

04-23-2015 – (Valley Road, CVS Pharmacy) Mr. Timothy Riddick, 48yoa from Newark, was arrested for shoplifting hygiene products.


04-21-2015 – (20 Church Street, Rocklin Opticians) Theft of two pairs of sunglasses valued at $1400. Suspect is described as a black female, 40-45yoa, 5’6” in height.

04-22-2015 – (Trinity Place) Theft of a cell phone from an unlocked Subaru Forester.

04-24-2015 – (Elm Street) The car stereo from an Acura Integra was stolen. No other damage to the vehicle.

04-25-2015 – (Bellevue Parking Lot) The spare tire was stolen from the rear tailgate mount of a Honda CRV.


04-22-2015 – (Stephen Street) A large tree limb fell on a Mercedes Benz in a storm, smashing out the back window.

04-22-2015 – (Watchung School) MPD and MFD responded to a fire on the playground equipment. Minor damage reported. MFD is investigating.