Montclair Police share more details regarding their response to complaints of Cuban Pete’s Restaurant violating the executive order prohibiting indoor dining:
Montclair Police responded to Cuban Pete’s Restaurant on Friday evening with a representative of the Montclair Health Department after complaints were received that the restaurant was violating an executive order concerning dining. Upon arrival, it was observed that numerous outdoor dining tables were occupied by patrons, but were positioned in a manner that did not allow for adequate distancing between patrons. Upon entering the establishment, two dining areas were observed. The first area had three tables of diners, while the second area had two more tables of patrons. The establishment’s owner, Dominick Restaino, reportedly stated that all the patrons inside the dining areas took it upon themselves to seat themselves when the weather changed to rain. Restaino was charged with violating Executive Order # 150.
Other incidents of Montclair crime from Montclair Police Captain Scott Buehler:
August 5, 2020 (Elmwood Avenue): The complainant reports that her motor vehicle was stolen from the front of her residence.
August 6, 2020 (Tichenor Place): The complainant reports that one of the license plates to her vehicle was stolen.
August 7, 2020 (Montague Place): The caller reports that her bicycle was stolen from the side of her residence.
August 9, 2020 (Claremont Avenue): A CVS employee reports that, at approximately 1020 AM, a suspect exited the store without paying for merchandise. The suspect was last seen on a bicycle, travelling south on Pine Street.
August 9, 2020 (Elm Street): The caller reports that a package containing approximately $60 in merchandise was stolen from his property. Surveillance footage indicates that the theft occurred at approximately 1:05 PM on 8/7/20.
August 9, 2020 (Bloomfield Avenue): The complainant reports that a tire was stolen from his property.
August 10, 2020 (Mission Street): The complainant reports that her son’s bicycle was stolen from her porch the previous day at approximately 10:00 AM.
August 6, 2020 (Gates Avenue): At approximately 9:15 PM, police responded on a report of a burglary to a motor vehicle in progress. The caller reports observing a subject entering a motor vehicle before pulling on the door handles to other motor vehicles. The suspect was last seen walking towards the area of Cross Street. Police were unable to locate the suspect, who was described as a male, medium build, 5’10”-5’11”, approximately 170-180 lbs., last seen wearing a white baseball cap, a black short sleeved shirt, cargo shorts, sneakers, and a navy blue draw string backpack.
August 6, 2020 (South Mountain Avenue): The complainant reports finding two dents on her motor vehicle, stating that the damage appeared to have been done by fists.
August 8, 2020 (Chestnut Street): Police received an anonymous complaint of vandalism. It was discovered that “ACAB” had been spray painted in red twice on the Forest Street side of the train trestle.