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Montclair Attempted Mail Theft Foiled: East Orange Resident Apprehended

East Orange

By: Richard L. Smith 

A resident of Bloomfield Avenue had an encounter when she reported witnessing an unknown male attempting to break into the vestibule of her apartment building to steal mail from the wall-mounted mailboxes.

AdThanks to a swift response from Montclair Police enforcement, the suspect was apprehended, and stolen checks were recovered, leading to criminal charges.

The incident happened on a seemingly ordinary day when a concerned resident on Bloomfield Avenue noticed an unfamiliar individual attempting to force entry into the vestibule of her apartment building.

Police said fearing for the security of her community, she promptly contacted local authorities to report the suspicious activity.

In response to the report, the description of the suspect was promptly broadcasted to responding police units.

Law enforcement personnel swiftly converged on the scene and initiated a search for the individual responsible for the apparent mail theft attempt.

Their efforts were successful when officers located the suspect at a nearby Popeye's restaurant. The apprehended individual was identified as 20-year-old Mr. Khalil Holland from East Orange.

After conducting a thorough search, officers made a significant discovery. Mr. Holland's possession of stolen checks strongly suggested his involvement in criminal activities related to the theft of mail from the apartment building's mailboxes.

In light of the evidence and the incident, Mr. Holland was taken into custody and subsequently charged with two criminal offenses: Criminal Trespass and Receiving Stolen Property.

The discovery of stolen checks reinforced the seriousness of the allegations against him.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilant residents who are willing to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

The swift response of the Montclair Police Department allowed for the immediate apprehension of the suspect and the recovery of stolen property, potentially preventing further criminal acts.