Montclair, NJ – The week in Montclair crime from Sergeant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department:
January 21, 2021 (Valley Road): Patrol responded to the Kings Supermarket on a report of a shoplifting where the suspect was attempting to leave the store with a cart full of groceries. The male fled the store without being able to take anything. Patrol located the suspect, a 34-year-old male from Newark, at the Bellevue Train Station. Kings declined to press charges and the male was sent on his way.
January 25, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): The manager of CVS Pharmacy on Bloomfield Avenue reported two males entered the store and stole an undetermined amount of merchandise. It is believed that the suspects stole energy drinks and protein drinks.
January 22, 2021 (Valley Road): The complainant reported that her vehicle was entered and her Dell Laptop computer and Apple Airpods were stolen. The theft reportedly occurred in December while her vehicle was parked in the Valley Road parking lot.
January 24, 2021 (Washington Avenue): The resident reported that a package that had been delivered to her home by Amazon was stolen. The package contained antibacterial wipes.
January 22, 2021 (Cross Street): A Cross Street resident reported observing a group of juveniles climbing through a window to a vacant neighboring home. The individuals reportedly fled towards Harrison Avenue prior to police arrival. The residence was checked however, nothing appeared disturbed.
January 21, 2021 (Grove Street): The resident reported that her vehicle was damaged during the overnight hours. When she went out to her car, she observed that the rear windshield had been shattered and a rock was located on the floorboard.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle
January 24, 2021: A 2006 BMW stolen from Marston Place on January 18, 2021 was recovered parked and unoccupied on 20th Street in Irvington.
January 19, 2021 (Valley Road): A 30-year-old Montclair man was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Defiant Trespassing after a dispute at the Quick Check.
January 22, 2021 (Valley Road): A 27-year-old man from Peekskill, NY was charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident.
January 22, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 59-year-old Belleville woman was charged with Driving while Intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident.