Montclair Police Blotter: Watch Your Windows

Lt. Scott Buehler of the Montclair Police Department tells us of two burglaries that took place yesterday (one of Montclair Ave.; the other on Columbus Ave) where access was gained by cutting a screen window. Full details in the jump…

Burglary: On 6/23/10 at approximately 10:45 a.m., police responded to a single family residence on Montclair Avenue on a report of a burglary. According to the complainant, he secured his house on 6/22/10 at approximately 11 p.m. At 10 a.m. the following morning, he noticed that a window in the area of the living room had been slightly opened. Upon further investigation, the victim noticed that the screen to the window had been removed. Police later found that the screen had been cut near the area of the screen latches.
The victim states that when he checked his wallet, which had been left on the dining room table, he determined that $50 had been taken. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Charles Cunningham at 973-509-4716.
Burglary: On 6/23/10 at approximately 7:30 p.m. police were dispatched to a single family residence on Columbus Avenue on a report of a burglary. The complainant stated that sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m. on that date, the residence was entered. Upon examining the residence, the victim noticed that a window was opened more than usual and that the window’s screen had been cut in the area where the locks were located. Proceeds from the burglary included $200 that was taken from a wallet left in the kitchen and $270 taken from a purse in the dining room. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Charles Cunningham at 973-509-4716.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Who keeps that much money in their wallet / purse?
    $50 I can see, but almost $500 between the two of them?

  2. You never know when you might need be called on to leave a tip at a $1000 dinner I guess?
    Montclair should just man up and kick the rest of the poor people out so the gentry don’t have to deal with this sort of thing anymore.

  3. Pete,
    I never carry more than $50 on me and my wife usually $20 or less. Anything I would need more than that for most likely takes credit cards.
    The reason why is beautifully illustrated in the crime blotter above: Steal my wallet and my wife’s purse and you get a combined $100 or less and a couple of very quickly deactivated credit cards instead of nearly $500 in cash.

  4. Glad to see that everyone is placing the blame where it belongs, on the fools who dared keep to much in inappropriate amount of money in their wallets. Reminds me a bit of people who dress provocatively, they too must deserve what they get, right?

  5. Way to read something that was never typed, Richard.
    At what point did I say it was their “fault” for having that much cash? Or leaving their window unlocked?
    An observation about one thing is by no means an implication of another.

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