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BURGLARY/THEFT

Tuesday, Feb. 19—Attempted theft of a delivered package on Grove Street. When confronted by the homeowner, the suspect dropped the package and left the area on a bicycle.  He is described as an African American male, approximately 40-50 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark colored jacket and glasses.
Wednesday, Feb. 20—Attempted burglary to a vehicle on Pine Street. A suspect was observed trying to enter the vehicle using a pry tool.  He is described as an African American male, mid-40s, approximately 5 feet, 1 inches to 5 feet ,3 inches in height, medium build, wearing a black sweatshirt, gray winter hat, with jeans or sweatpants.
Thursday, Feb. 21—Attempted burglary to a detached garage on Maple Avenue.  The suspect was not successful in gaining entry to the structure.  He is described as being 5 feet, 6 inches in height, medium build, wearing all black clothing including a black winter hat and black hooded sweatshirt.
Thursday, Feb. 21—Attempted burglary to an apartment on Wheeler Street.  The front entry door was damaged, but access was not gained to the home.

Saturday, Feb. 23—Two bicycles were taken from a residential garage on High Street.
Saturday, Feb. 23—Theft of clothing items from a delivered package on Pine Street.

ARRESTS

Tuesday, Feb. 19—A 35-year-old male from Montclair was arrested on James Street and charged with DWI.
Tuesday, Feb. 19—A 47-year-old female from Montclair was arrested on Bloomfield Avenue for an open warrant out of Montclair for $1,500.  
Saturday, Feb. 23—A 32-year-old female from Somerset was arrested on Claremont Avenue and charged with DWI.

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