Hundreds of dollars of toiletries were stolen from a Montclair CVS by one man, who walked away with the merchandise down Bloomfield Avenue, police said.

On Tuesday, Aug. 31, the manager of CVS on Bloomfield Avenue reported an unknown man entered the store and stole $736 worth of body wash and toothpaste, police said.

The man was described as 5 feet and 7 inches tall, 120 to 140 pounds, wearing a black skullcap, a black surgical mask, dark jeans, red shoes and a black T-shirt with white lettering. The top two words on the shirt were “straight outta.”

The man was last seen walking east on Bloomfield Avenue, according to police.

The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter:


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Wednesday, Sept. 1 — A resident reported her vehicle was entered at some point between Aug. 27 and Sept. 1 on Myrtle Avenue. The vehicle was ransacked but nothing was reported missing.

Friday, Sept. 3 — A Montclair man reported his vehicle on Union Street was entered while he was away on vacation. Reported missing are one set of Insanity Bands, one set of workout gloves, two 10-pound dumbbells, one Crossover black backpack, one bicycle iPhone holder, one green thermos, two sets of bike lights, one Hiplock bike lock, one set of prescription sunglasses and one backpack.


Monday, Sept. 6 — A woman reported that while walking her dog in the area of Nishuane Park, she observed an unknown male masturbating in the wooded area. He was described as approximately 40 years old, 5 feet and 8 inches tall, with a thin build and wearing blue jeans.


Monday, Sept. 6 — A 66-year-old from Orange was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident on Bloomfield Avenue.

The police blotter is based on information provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department, and reflects events as described by the department. It may not reflect the complete scope of police activity. Any descriptions of wrongful activity 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.