Wednesday, April 3—A suspect described as a light skinned male, early 20s, 5-feet, 6-inches tall, with a thin built, entered the 7-Eleven, 15 Bloomfield Ave. and demanded that he be allowed to return a vape pen which he had previously purchased. He then threatened to “beat up” the store employee if he did not give him $60. The suspect took the cash and left the store.
Friday, April 5—Theft of an unattended jacket from a booth inside Tierney’s Tavern, 138 Valley Road
Sunday, April 7—Shoplifting of numerous personal hygiene items from CVS, 49 Claremont Ave. The suspects are described as African-Americans in their late 20s. The male is approximately 5-feet, 9-inches, and was wearing a black jacket and light-colored jeans. The female is approximately 5-feet, 4-inches, and was wearing dark pants and a black vest.
Monday, April 8—Theft of a bicycle from a residential garage on Orange Road. No sign of forced entry.
Tuesday, April 9— A vehicle was entered and rummaged through on Bloomfield Avenue, but nothing was reported taken.
Tuesday, April 9—Theft of a bicycle from the rear lot of an apartment building on Baldwin Street.
Tuesday, April 9—Theft of a backpack containing a laptop computer from a parked vehicle on Norwood Avenue.
Saturday, April 6—A 33-year-old man from Clifton, was arrested on Watchung Avenue and charged with DWI.
Saturday, April 6—A 27-year-old woman from East Orange, was arrested on Grove Street and charged with DWI.
Sunday, April 7—A 22-year-old man from Franklin Lakes, was arrested on Elm Street and charged with DWI.
The police blotter is provided to the Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department, and may not reflect the complete scope of police activity. Any incidents described are merely allegations, and any persons mentioned in the blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The MPD encourages anyone who wishes to report criminal or suspicious activity, or who has information pertaining to an ongoing investigation, to call 973-744-1234. In an emergency, residents are urged to call 911.