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Strong-arm robbery

Monday, Nov. 23 – A victim reported that while riding his bicycle on Bloomfield Avenue near Mission Street, he was attacked by an unknown person who assaulted him and stole his cellphone and Apple AirPods. The suspect was last seen fleeing south on Mission Street. 

Assault

Friday, Nov. 20 – A Mission Street resident reported that he was approached by an unknown female while he was standing on his front porch. The female physically assaulted him by pushing and striking him with her firsts. The man was uninjured and denied medical attention. 

Arrest

Wednesday, Nov. 18 – A 30-year-old Montclair resident was charged with simple assault after police were called to the Exxon gas station on Bloomfield Avenue on a report of a physical disturbance outside of the station. The resident was also found to have open warrants out of Montclair. 

Thursday, Nov. 19 – A 29-year-old Montclair resident was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident on Watchung Avenue. No injuries were reported.

Friday, Nov. 20 – A 52-year-old Montclair resident was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Grove Street. 

Theft from motor vehicle

Friday, Nov. 20 – A North Mountain Avenue resident reported that the resident’s unlocked vehicle was entered and a change jar containing between $5 and $10 in change was stolen. Surveillance video shows someone rummaging through the vehicle at 6:07 a.m. The suspect was inside the vehicle for about 30 seconds and then walked away toward Valley Road. 

Saturday, Nov. 21 – An unlocked vehicle was entered during the overnight hours while parked in a Walnut Street parking lot. A wallet and its contents were reported stolen. 

Theft

Wednesday, Nov. 18 – A Summit Avenue resident reported seeing a FedEx truck arrive at her residence to deliver a package. When she went to retrieve the package a minute later, she observed an unknown male taking the package and running to a waiting vehicle, described as an older model maroon sedan, possibly with New York plates. The vehicle fled toward Grove Street. The victim later stated that her PayPal account had been compromised, and that someone had used her account to order $2,208 worth of merchandise from Neiman Marcus. It would appear that the suspects were tracking the package and had come specifically for it. 

Saturday, Nov. 21 – A customer at European Wax Center reported missing her wallet while she was at the business. When she returned, the wallet was no longer there. The wallet was valued at approximately $30 and contained $30 in cash and various cards. 

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.

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