Two burglaries of several cars and the Faubourg restaurant, according to the police


Restaurant du Faubourg (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Montclair police arrested two men who allegedly robbed or attempted to rob several cars and two establishments in Montclair.

Jorge Dalmaumartinez, 18, of West Orange and Joseph Azofeifa, 19, of Montclair both face multiple charges after police say they were linked to incidents on several streets.

Police said they were sent to the back parking lot at 554 Bloomfield Ave. just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, October 14, following a report of two people wearing ski masks looking into cars. While in the neighborhood, they were reported by an employee of the Faubourg Restaurant and Bar who said he had just arrived at work and saw two masked men inside the restaurant, the restaurant said. police.

Officers checked inside and found the two, who then fled east on Bloomfield Avenue, police said. Officers continued on foot and caught the two in the North Fullerton Avenue parking lot, police said.

Both had gloves, pliers and flashlights, as well as many debit and credit cards that did not belong to them, police said.

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Dalmaumartinez and Azofeifa were each charged with burglary (in the Faubourg), possession of burglary tools and obstruction by flight. Azofeifa was also found in possession of a knife and was also charged with illegal possession of a weapon, police said.

In their weekly newspaper, police said further investigation linked the couple to seven more overnight motor vehicle thefts as well as an attempted break-in at the Trend Coffee and Tea House on Bloomfield Avenue. Police did not say how the couple were linked to these other incidents. Police also said they entered vehicles on Orange Road, South Fullerton Avenue, Valley Road, The Crescent parking lot and Seymour Street.

The investigation is continuing and police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Steven Mateo at 973-509-4721.


Tuesday October 12 – Someone reported that a bicycle had been stolen from a rack in his garage on Bloomfield Avenue in the past two weeks. The bike has been described as a gray and orange foldable “tern” valued at $ 500.

Wednesday October 13 – Someone reported that a Trek blue sports bike worth $ 500 was stolen from the back of his property on Walnut Street. He was reportedly left unsecured at the time of the theft.

Thursday October 14 – Someone reported that his backpack was stolen from his work vehicle while parked on Woodland Avenue. The bag is said to contain Apple Airpods valued at $ 100, a Louis Vuitton wallet valued at $ 250, a pair of work gloves, numerous credit and debit cards and $ 100 in cash.

Sunday October 17 – Residents said they were awakened by opening their garage door on Squirehill Road). They discovered that the doors of their two vehicles were open. Both vehicles had been searched. Two pairs of sunglasses and a garage door opener were stolen.

Suspicious incident

Monday, October 18 –A resident of The Fairway reported that upon examining footage from her home surveillance system, she observed a park of midsize black SUVs in front of her residence and saw three men exiting. All the men wore hoodies and dark clothing. Video shows the men attempting to enter the resident’s vehicle, but it was locked. The males then fled on foot out of view of the camera.

Aggravated aggression

Tuesday October 12 – Officers responded in the Church Street and South Park Street area to a report of two men physically fighting. The officers’ preliminary investigation indicated that the altercation was over food and began outside the Salvation Army building. During the altercation, one of the men took possession of a glass bottle and broke it. The man then used the bottle to strike the victim in the back of the neck, causing a deep laceration. The injured man was transported by ambulance to Newark University Hospital for treatment and then released. A 74 year old man from Montclair was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon (the cylinder) and possession of a weapon for illegal purposes.

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