Montclair Crime: Suspicious Incident, Burglaries, Theft

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The week in Montclair crime from Captain Scott Buehler, Montclair Police Department:

Burglaries
September 3, 2019 (South Fullerton Avenue): The complainant reports that a Lenova laptop computer, valued at $1400, and a Dell laptop computer, valued at $800, were stolen sometime between August 29, 2019 and September 3, 2019. Entry to the building may have been gained through an unlocked rear door.

September 3, 2019 (Central Avenue): The complainant reports that sometime between August 23. 2019 and September 3, 2019, someone had gained entry to his garage by removing a plexiglass window. A black Carbo folding eBike, valued at $2500, was reportedly stolen from the garage.

September 4, 2019 (Club Road): The complainant stated that sometime between September 3rd and 4th, someone had entered his residence and stole items including a Microsoft Surface tablet valued at $500, an Xbox One console and accessories, and $40. It is believed that the suspect gained entry through the rear door to the residence.

Thefts
September 2, 2019 (Pine Street): The complainant reports that sometime between August 30, 2019 and September 2, 2019, his Apple iPhone 8, valued at $849, was stolen from a box in a multi-family dwelling.

September 5, 2019 (New Street): The complainant reports that sometime between 10:00 PM on September 4, 2019 and the morning of September 5, 2019, a red mountain bike, valued at $300, was stolen from her backyard. The bicycle had been left unsecured prior to the theft.

September 7, 2019 (Orange Road): The complainant reports that approximately $5 in loose change was stolen from her vehicle, which may have been left unlocked prior to the theft.

September 7, 2019 (Bloomfield Avenue): An employee at 7-11 reports that several various car chargers, valued at $20-25 each) were stolen on September 2nd and 3rd. A possible suspect is described as a black male in his early twenties.

Suspicious Incident
September 2, 2019 (Elmwood Avenue/ Miller Street): At approximately 10:08 PM, police received a report of a male attempting to gain entry to vehicles in the area of Elmwood Avenue and Miller Street, specifically by pulling on door handles to see if the vehicles were locked. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect. One vehicle on Elmwood Avenue was accessed, with the glove box rummaged through, though it appears that nothing was stolen from this vehicle. The suspect was described as a black male, last seen wearing an unzipped, red-colored jacket and dark colored sweatpants, last seen traveling east on Elmwood Avenue towards Glenfield Park.

September 4, 2019 (The Fairway): The complainant reports that recording footage showed a person crouching on her front porch, appearing to look under a flower pot. The person is described as a black male in his teens, thin build, approximately 5’8” tall, high top fade haircut, and last seen wearing a short-sleeved shirt, shorts, and a backpack.

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