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.

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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.