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blotterArrests

Wednesday, Sept. 16 — A 33-year-old Hackensack resident was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in connection with a burglary in January.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 — Police responded to the construction site at Bloomfield Avenue and South Willow Street on a report of a man stealing copper piping. Officers located a 20-year-old Montclair resident on a nearby street in possession of a bundle of 18 copper pipes. The man was charged with burglary.

Thursday, Sept. 17 — A 24-year-old Glen Ridge resident was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street.

Monday, Sept. 21 — An officer located a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been reported stolen from a Central Avenue residence on Sept. 18. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle at the CVS parking lot on Claremont Avenue, it sped off and refused to stop. The officer followed the vehicle into Glen Ridge, where the occupant fled after driving down a dead-end street. The driver, a 42-year-old Hamilton resident, was located hiding in bushes near the NJ Transit train tracks by Montclair and Glen Ridge officers. The suspect was charged with receiving stolen property, eluding, resisting arrest and shoplifting from CVS. 

Thefts

Wednesday, Sept. 16 — A Claremont Avenue resident reported that a package containing a Miken Freak Primo softball bat, valued at $180, was stolen.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 — A PSE&G employee conducting work in the area reported that a red and black Dewalt tool box was stolen. The box contained approximately $350 worth of miscellaneous tools. 

Thursday, Sept. 17 — A bicycle owner on North Fullerton Avenue reported that the front tire and rim were stolen from his Multitrack Trek bicycle, which was reportedly locked. It was also reported that the suspect defecated on the bike prior to leaving. 

Thursday, Sept. 17 — A Sylvan Place resident reported that two packages containing sneakers and cleaning products were stolen from the front porch. Surveillance images show a suspect fleeing in a silver Honda Civic with unknown New Jersey registration. 

Friday, Sept. 18 — A William Street resident reported that his red-and-white-framed Colnago Arte bicycle with red handlebars was stolen from the rear of his house. The bike had an estimated value of $1,700. 

Saturday, Sept. 19—A customer visiting the Quik Check on Valley Road reported locking his bicycle before entering the store. When he returned 10 minutes later, he discovered that the lock was cut and the bicycle was missing. The bicycle was valued at $350. 

Vandalism

Friday, Sept. 18 — The manager of Valley National Bank on Valley Road reported that the ATM machine had been vandalized on two occasions.

Sunday, Sept. 20 — A North Willow Street resident reported that two tires on his 2001 Acura had been slashed while the car was parked in his driveway. 

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 allegations, and any persons mentioned in the blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty.