On April 2 at 9:48 a.m., police arrested a 35-year-old East Orange woman for attempting to deposit a phony $225 check in the drive-through at the TD Bank on Bloomfield Avenue. The person allegedly also tried, subsequently to withdraw $100. After receiving an initial report, police went to the bank, where a witness provided a car description as well as the name given by the suspect. Officers saw a car fitting the description as given by the caller. A stop was conducted and the driver of the car was identified as Catherine Judy Green, a 35-year-old East Orange woman. Based on information gathered from the bank and evidence collected at the scene, Green was arrested and charged with attempting to pass a fraudulent check.
Pursuant to a narcotics investigation, a Montclair Police Vice Control Unit arrested this week a 27-year-old East Rutherford man who was found to be carrying 1,763 pills. The narcotics that were confiscated were found to be Turanabol pills, which are a suspected anabolic steroid. Also confiscated was $2,135 in cash. The arrest took place in the parking lot of 539 Valley Road in Upper Montclair near the Valley National Bank.
On March 31 at about 10 a.m., a burglary was reported at a Clarewill Avenue home. Upon arrival it was learned that the homeowners may have left their back door open during the night and four cell phones along with a quantity of cash was taken out of a wallet. It is believed that someone got in through the unlocked door and that the phones were in view of a window. The burglary is believed to have occurred between the hours of 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. on March 31. Anyone with information should contact Detective Turner at 973-509-4724.
On April 2 at about 9:34 p.m., another burglary was reported at an Elston Road home. Upon arrival it was learned that a rear window was broken to gain entry into the home. From the home a safe was taken containing a quantity of jewelry and collectable coins. Anyone with information should be forwarded to Detective Turner at 973-509-4724.