Montclair Crime: Woman Attempts To Enter Wellesley Road Home, Sleeps On Porch

The week in Montclair crime from Montclair Police Department:

April 28, 2020 (Bloomfield Avenue): The complainant stated that an unknown person entered her unlocked vehicle between April 25th and April 28th. A phone cable, house keys, and approximately $10.00 in cash were the reported proceeds.

April 29, 2020 (Grove Street): The resident reported that he discovered a package that had been delivered to his apartment had been opened. The suspect stole $45.00 worth of ordered merchandise.
April 29, 2020 (Bloomfield Avenue): The complainant reported that her package that had been delivered to her apartment building was opened and the merchandise had been removed. The package reportedly contained a coat.
April 30, 2020 (Bloomfield Avenue): An employee of CVS reported observing a male customer concealing approximately $70.00 worth of miscellaneous merchandise. When confronted at the door, the suspect dropped the items and fled eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue.
April 30, 2020 (Claremont Avenue): An elderly victim reported that after shopping at CVS she was approached by an unknown female who offered to assist her with getting her bags to her car. The victim refused and the suspect began to engage in conversation with her. The victim reported that while putting her bags in the car, she observed the suspect going through her purse which was on her passenger seat. When asked what she was doing, the suspect fled. The victim reported approximately $80.00 was missing from her purse. The suspect is described as 55-65 years old, medium build, wearing a beige ¾ length raincoat, dark colored skirt, and a brown wool cap. The suspect reportedly introduced herself as “Maninna”.

MV Theft
May 2, 2020 (Seneca Place): A 2015 Mercedes Benz ML350 was stolen from the driveway during the overnight hours. The vehicle was unlocked with the key fob inside. The vehicle was recovered later in the day (unoccupied) in Newark.

May 2, 2020 (Upper Mountain Avenue): A 2019 Acura MDX was stolen from an open garage. The vehicle was left unlocked with the key fob inside.

Suspicious Incident

May 2, 2020 (Wellesley Road): The resident that her surveillance cameras captured an unknown female approaching her front porch at approximately 3:00AM and attempt to open a screen door. When unsuccessful, the suspect removed a package from the mailbox and laid down on the porch. At approximately 6:00AM the resident used the microphone to wake the woman, who fled in an unknown direction. The woman was described as wearing a black coat, blue sweatpants with light blue stripes, carrying a red purse and red suitcase.

May 4, 2020 (Valley Road): Patrol responded to the Episcopal Church of Saint James on a report of a burglary in progress. The caller was viewing live footage of the incident via cell phone. Patrol responded and apprehended a 65-year-old Little Falls man who was charged with Burglary and Theft of Moveable Property.

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