The week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:
12-31-2016 (Heratij, Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Khari Bradley, 20yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with shoplifting. He was found to have stolen clothing items in his possession.
12-30-2016 (Clarewill Avenue) Residents discovered that while they were home, an unknown person had entered their kitchen through a rear door and stolen the contents of a purse. This suspect had also entered their vehicle, parked in the driveway of the home. Cash was taken in this incident.
12-30-2016 (Park Street) An unlocked vehicle, parked in a residential driveway, was entered. An attempt was also made to enter the rear door of that residence. Nothing was noticed missing at this time.
12-31-2016 (Maple Avenue) theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. A pocketbook was taken in this incident.
12-31-2016 (Christopher Street) Police responded to a report of a male walking through backyards in that area. (This was reported during the timeframe of the burglaries on Clarewill Avenue and Park Street) Callers on Lorraine Avenue also reported seeing this subject walking through back yards. This suspect was described as a light skin black or Hispanic male, approximately 5’9” in height, wearing dark clothing, having facial hair and possibly wearing a red beanie style hat. Essex County Sheriff K-9 was requested in an effort to locate this subject, with no findings.
01-01-2017 (Miller Street) A parked motor vehicle was entered by breaking a side window. Unknown on any proceeds at this time.