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police blotterArrests

Tuesday, March 10—A 37-year-old Montclair resident was taken into custody on Rosedale Avenue after police learned that he had a warrant for his arrest.

Wednesday, March 11—An 18-year-old Montclair resident was charged with criminal attempt, burglary, after he was found after attempting to enter an apartment on Lexington Avenue shortly after midnight. Another suspect fled the area and has yet to be located.

Saturday, March 14—A 34-year-old Verona woman was charged with driving while intoxicated on Chestnut Street.

Monday, March 16—A 21-year-old West Orange man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Greenwood Avenue.

Burglary

Wednesday, March 11—A Maple Avenue resident reported that a television and a laptop computer were stolen from his garage.

Thursday, March 12—A Tuers Place property owner reports that approximately $7,000 in appliances were stolen from the property.

Thefts

Tuesday, March 10—Two complainants report that their backpacks were stolen from a basement storage room at Watchung Booksellers on Fairfield Street.

Sunday, March 15—A vehicle owner reported that a rock had been thrown through the window of her motor vehicle while it was parked on Glenridge Avenue. A makeup bag and approximately $2 in change were taken from the vehicle.

Monday, March 16—A North Fullerton Avenue resident reported that a package containing a jacket, valued at approximately $100, was rummaged through, and the jacket stolen.

Vandalism

Wednesday, March 11—Graffiti, much of it illegible, was found on the side of a building on Pine Street.

Wednesday, March 11—At 11:50 a.m., two juvenile females were observed vandalizing an abandoned church, specifically by kicking a window pane.

Monday, March 16—A vehicle owner reports that his vehicle was scratched on Forest Street.

Suspicious incident

Wednesday, March 11—A juvenile male reports that he was walking near Valley Road and Jerome Place at approximately 5 p.m. when a person in a blue SUV or minivan approached him, stopped and beeped its horn three or four times. The juvenile fled when the driver, described as an older white male, possibly with a beard, exited the vehicle.

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.