Montclair Crime: Graffiti Vandalism at Anderson Park; Burglary at Belgiovine’s Deli

The week in Montclair crime from Sergeant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department

Vandalism
January 27, 2021 (Lincoln Street): The complainant reported that an unknown person(s) punctured the front and rear passenger side tires to her vehicle while it was parked in her driveway.

January 30, 221 (Anderson Park): An officer observed spray painted graffiti on the western exterior wall of the park’s bathroom facility. The graffiti was spray painted in green bubble lettering with white spray paint used to outline the letters. “DMAN!!” was spray painted as well as “Locc.” under the exclamation marks in “DMAN!!”. This same tag was observed in the area of Undercliff Road and Crest Drive.

Shoplifting
January 28, 2021 (Valley Road): Employees of Nouvelle Boutique reported three females entered the store and began inquiring which designer bags were authentic and which were fake. One female placed multiple purses on her shoulder and ran from the store without paying. The females ran west on Lorraine Avenue and entered an awaiting vehicle which fled west on Lorraine Avenue. The amount of proceeds stolen totaled $3,731.00. Suspect #1, approximately 23-26 years old, wearing black stretch pants, bright red puffy jacket (waist length), brown “skully” hat and Ugg boots. Suspect #2, approximately 23-26 years old, wearing a black hooded jacket, red Air Jordan sweatpants (Jordan symbol in white), and white sneakers. It appeared both eye brows were pierced with gold studs in them. Suspect #3, approximately 23-26 years old, wearing a blue “skully” hat and a white jacket. The suspect vehicle was described as a green or silver Hyundai Sante Fe.

Motor Vehicle Theft

January 30, 2021 (Cloverhill Place): The resident reported that his 2009 Toyota Camry was stolen from his driveway during the overnight hours. The resident was unsure if the vehicle was locked or not.

Burglary

February 1, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): Patrol responded to Belgiovine’s Deli after hours on a report of the glass front door being shattered. Officers conducted a walkthrough of the business where they observed the disconnected cash register on the ground as well as several opened drawers and cabinets. The owner responded and confirmed that approximately $450.00 in cash was missing.

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