Montclair Crime: Trespassing Arrest, Burglary, And More Theft From Unlocked Vehicles

Wednesday, Aug 02, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (4)

The week in crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police:

Arrest

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.

Burglary/Theft

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.

4 Comments

  1. POSTED BY stayhyphy  |  August 02, 2017 @ 11:04 am

    “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. ”

    59? what? With retirement around the corner, burglarizing homes seems like an odd way to spend ones time.

  2. POSTED BY silverleaf  |  August 02, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

    To all you owners of unlocked vehicles out there; all it takes is the simple push of a button on the key remote.

    The mind absolutely reels.

  3. POSTED BY stayhyphy  |  August 02, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

    leaf, some don’t want to admit/concede that we live amongst many who prefer to harm/take in lieu of being productive members of society. This is the reality however and as such I can relate to your sentiment.

  4. POSTED BY silverleaf  |  August 03, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

    stay, the reality is what is it. That said, it’s not easy always playing defense.

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