The week in crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police:
07-28-2017 (Bellevue Avenue) Mr. Thomas Purnell, 59yoa from Newark, was arrested after being observed trespassing in the rear yard of a residence. He was found to be in possession of burglary tools. He was also held on an open warrant out of East Orange.
07-25-2017 (Glenridge Avenue) Theft of a motorcycle from an apartment complex parking area.
07-25-2017 (Upper Mountain Avenue) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Loose change, cellular telephone, and charger were taken.
07-25-2017 (Forest Street) Burglary to the basement storage area of an apartment building. A bicycle was taken in this incident.
07-26-2017 (Walnut Street Station) Theft of a bicycle, which had been left locked to the station bike rack.
07-27-2017 (Van Breeman Court) Theft of a GPS unit from an unlocked motor vehicle.
07-27-2017 (Riverview Drive West) Theft of loose change from an unlocked motor vehicle.
07-27-2017 (Squire Hill Road) Theft of a GPS unit from an unlocked motor vehicle.
07-27-2017 (Montclair Library, South Fullerton Avenue) Theft of an unlocked bicycle from the library bike rack.
07-27-2017 (South Fullerton Avenue) Theft of a scooter from the front porch of a residence.
07-28-2017 (Kings, Valley Road) Theft of two purses from an unlocked vehicle.
07-29-2017 (Orange Road) Burglary to an apartment. Access was gained by damaging a door screen. Jewelry was taken in this incident.
07-29-2017 (Tony the Tiger, Bellevue Avenue) Burglary to a commercial establishment. Access was gained through a window. Cash was taken in this incident.
07-29-2017 (Rand Parking Lot) Theft from a parked motor vehicle. Access was gained by smashing out a passenger window. Jewelry was taken in this incident.
07-29-2017 (Claremont Avenue) Burglary to a detached garage. A bicycle was taken in this incident. There we no signs of forced entry.