police blotterARRESTS

Saturday, Dec. 7 – A 25-year-old Paterson man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Park Street.

Saturday, Dec. 7 – A 54-year-old Montclair man was arrested on North Fullerton Avenue after he was found to have a warrant issued by the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department in Pennsylvania. 

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

Saturday,  Dec. 7 – The owner of a 2017 BMW 530 reported that his vehicle was stolen on Glenridge Avenue. 

THEFT

Tuesday, Dec. 3 – A man reported that an electric keyboard valued at $3,500 was stolen from his vehicle on Lexington Avenue.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 – A woman reported that over $300 of her property, including clothing, makeup and cash, was stolen from her vehicle on Greenwood Avenue. The vehicle had been left unlocked prior to the incident.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 – A vehicle owner reported that his unlocked vehicle had been rummaged through on Maple Avenue. A change purse containing $2 was stolen.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 – An employee of the ACME on Valley Road reported that a person shoplifted approximately $15 in merchandise.

Thursday, Dec. 5 – A CVS employee of the CVS on Claremont Avenue reported that two males shoplifted approximately $1,775 worth of non-prescription medicine from the store.

Saturday, Dec. 7 – A Central Avenue property owner reported that a package containing approximately $29 worth of clothing was stolen from his property.

Saturday, Dec. 7 – A package at a Church Street address, containing approximately $30 in merchandise, was stolen.

Sunday, Dec. 8 – A man reported that a window to his vehicle, which was parked on Glenridge Avenue, was smashed with a brick. A backpack containing school supplies was stolen from the vehicle.

Monday, Dec. 9 – A Hawthorne Place resident reported that packages containing almost $1,800 in merchandise were stolen from his porch.

Monday, Dec. 9 – A Glenridge Avenue property owner reported that a package containing $50 worth of merchandise was stolen from her property.

Monday, Dec. 9 – Two Church Street residents reported packages stolen from outside their apartments. One contained containing approximately $57 in merchandise, the other approximately $223 in merchandise. Security footage retrieved from outside the apartment building shows a possible suspect: a black male, 20s to 30s in age, wearing a light-colored hat, dark-colored shirt, light-colored pants and carrying an umbrella.

Monday, Dec. 9 – A vehicle owner reported that their vehicle, which was parked on Claremont Avenue, was rummaged through and an envelope containing $600 was stolen. It is unknown if the vehicle was locked prior to the theft.

VANDALISM

Wednesday, Dec. 4 – A Nishuane Road resident reported that the tires to two vehicles parked in her driveway were slashed.

The police blotter is provided to 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.