Newark police searching for dognapper

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Kenol Monreau, 51, of Newark, in connection with a dog theft that occurred on June 15, 2021.

A woman and her dog, while in the area of South Orange Avenue and South 6th Street, were approached by the suspect, who was driving a gray truck. The suspect inquired about the victim’s dog, a Yorkie, and asked to hold the dog before driving away with the victim’s pet.

Detectives investigating this incident have identified Kenol Monreau as a suspect in this incident and obtained a warrant for his arrest on a charge of theft. While police are actively searching for Monreau, we seek the public’s help in locating him as part of this investigation.

Director O’Hara urges anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kenol Monreau to call the Department’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward. Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: or through our Smartphone App available at iTunes or on Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.

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