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blotterArrests

Saturday, Oct. 24 — A 33-year-old Verona resident was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue. 

Burglary/Theft

Wednesday, Oct. 21 — An area resident reported observing individuals with flashlights inside a Heller Way residence and carrying items from the home. Prior to police arrival, the suspects fled in a white BMW sedan with a partial New Jersey temporary registration of V66611. Entry was gained by force through the front door. The residents returned and reported that a large safe, containing approximately $60,000 worth of jewelry, gold coins and miscellaneous paperwork, was stolen. The incident remains under investigation. 

Thursday, Oct. 22 — A James Street resident reported that her unlocked vehicle, which had been parked overnight in her driveway, was entered. A bag containing quarters was stolen from the armrest of the vehicle.

Saturday, Oct. 24 — An unlocked bicycle was stolen from the fence at the field and playground at Watchung School. The bike was described as a maroon Kink BMX with black handlebars, valued at $200. 

Motor vehicle theft

Tuesday, Oct. 20 — A Maple Avenue resident reported that her 2015 Dodge Durango was stolen from her driveway during the overnight hours. The vehicle was recovered shortly thereafter, parked and unoccupied, in Bloomfield.

Thursday, Oct. 22 — A Myrtle Avenue resident reported that her 2020 Subaru Crosstrek was stolen from her driveway during the overnight hours. In addition, a second vehicle parked in the same driveway was entered and rummaged through. The stolen vehicle was recovered later that day in Newark, parked and unoccupied. 

Vandalism

Wednesday, Oct. 21 — A vehicle owner reported that an unknown person let the air out of her vehicle’s tires on Valley Road at some point during the previous week.

Thursday, Oct. 22 — A vehicle owner reported that someone shattered the front windshield and passenger side windows to her 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 allegations, and any persons mentioned in the blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty. 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.