Montclair Crime: Male, Driving Without Pants, Asks Young Girls For Directions

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

Suspicious Incident
January 24, 2020 (Park Street/ Buckingham Road): Two eleven year old females reported that they were walking home from school when they were approached by a minivan, with the operator asking for directions to Bloomfield Avenue. The juveniles stated that the driver was not wearing pants. After a brief exchange, the male drove north on Park Street. The driver is described as a Hispanic male, 45-50 years old, short, dark-colored hair, with a strong accent. The minivan was light blue in color with a NJ registration an a “stick figure” family sticker on the rear window.

Thefts
January 22, 2020 (Sherman Street): The complainant reports that her unlocked vehicle was entered and approximately $2 in change was stolen.

January 23, 2020 (Greenwood Avenue): The complainant states that a package containing approximately $75 in merchandise was stolen from the property’s mail room.

January 25, 2020 (Elmwood Avenue): The complainant states that a package containing approximately $115 in merchandise was stolen from his property.

January 25, 2020 (Orange Road): The complainant states that a package containing approximately $700 in merchandise was stolen.

January 25, 2020 (South Mountain Avenue): The complainant reports that her daughter’s jacket, Air Pods, wallet, and $50 were stolen while her daughter attended a dance at the Montclair Art Museum.

January 26, 2020 (The Crescent Parking Deck): A worker reports that a driver operating a white Chevrolet 4 door sedan with a Delaware registration left the garage without paying the $24 parking fee.

Burglary
January 22, 2020 (Eagle Rock Way): The caller reports that he saw a vehicle pull into his neighbor’s driveway. When he went to investigate, as his neighbor was not home, the vehicle, a white-colored Nissan sedan occupied by at least two people, fled the scene. It was discovered that the suspect had gained entry to the residence through a garage window. Nothing was reported stolen at the time of the report.

January 23, 2020 (Erwin Park): The complainant reports that her vehicle was entered and that the glove box was rummaged through, with the contents strewn about the vehicle. Nothing was reported missing at the time of the report.

January 26, 2020 (Warren Place): The caller reports that two individuals entered and attempted to enter multiple vehicles on her property. Nothing was reported missing at the time of the report. The suspects are described only as males, medium builds, wearing dark-colored pants and dark- colored hooded sweatshirts.

January 26, 2020 (Warren Place): Caller states that $40 in cash was stolen from his vehicle.

Vandalism
January 24, 2020 (Fairfield Street): The caller reports that “HEY”, “WAVE”, “X”, and an angry emoji face were spray painted on the exterior of the building.

January 26, 2020 (Bellevue Avenue): An employee of Coldwell Banker reported that a portion of the glass door to the rear of the building was shattered.

Suspicious Incident
January 24, 2020 (Park Street/ Buckingham Road): Two eleven year old females reported that they were walking home from school when they were approached by a minivan, with the operator asking for directions to Bloomfield Avenue. The juveniles stated that the driver was not wearing pants. After a brief exchange, the male drove north on Park Street. The driver is described as a Hispanic male, 45-50 years old, short, dark-colored hair, with a strong accent. The minivan was light blue in color with a NJ registration an a “stick figure” family sticker on the rear window.

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