The week in Montclair crime from Sergeant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Dept.
February 3, 2021 (South Park Street): A patron at Leone’s Restaurant reported that an unknown person stole her wallet from her purse. Surveillance video shows two individuals taking the wallet. While gathering information from the victim, she received an alert that her card was being used at Caggiano’s Liquor Store on Glenridge Avenue. Officers responded to this location and observed the suspects entering an Acura TLX. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however, it fled at a high rate of speed into Glen Ridge. Officers terminated the pursuit.
February 6, 2021 (Seymour Street): The complainant reported that over the past several months, unknown individuals unlawfully entered the construction site and stolen various items. Surveillance cameras have since been placed in the building.
February 6, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): The manager of the AT&T store reported that an individual posing as a customer entered the store and when employees were distracted, stole an iPhone 11 and an iPhone 12 with a combined value of $1800.00.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle
February 4, 2021: A Toyota Camry stolen from a Cloverhill Place residence was recovered, parked and unoccupied, in the Valley Road Parking Lot.
Burglary to Vehicle
February 8, 2021 (Willowdale Avenue): The victim reported that he parked his work vehicle in the rear of a Willowdale Avenue address at 6:00 PM Saturday night. When he returned at 8:00 AM Monday morning, he observed the passenger side window had been shattered. A bag containing miscellaneous tools totaling over $500.00 was stolen.
February 5, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 45-year-old woman from the Bronx was charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop.