Montclair Crime: Burglary Interrupted at Parkhurst Place Residence

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

Burglary

June 23, 2021 (Parkhurst Place): Montclair Police responded to a residence on Parkhurst Place on a report of a burglary in progress. The victim reported that she was sitting in her sun room towards the rear of the house when she observed an unknown male standing behind a half wall which separates the sunroom and the kitchen. As soon as she made eye contact with the suspect, the victim fled from the house and ran to a neighbor’s house where she contacted the police. At this time, it does not appear as though the suspect was able to take anything. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head and a black bandana style mask covering most of his face. His eyes and forehead were exposed. He was between 5’9 and 5’11. An extensive search of the area was conducted, however the suspect was not located.

Theft

June 23, 2021 (Virginia Avenue): The victim reported that his vehicle was entered during the overnight hours. A Chrome notebook valued at approximately $200.00 was stolen.

June 24, 2021 (Ward Place): A resident of Ward Place reported that he woke up and discovered numerous items from his vehicle scattered over his lawn. Upon investigating he noticed that the passenger side door to his vehicle was open. Nothing was reported missing but the entire car was rummaged through. A second resident alerted police that her vehicle was also entered and ransacked. An undetermined amount of change and some music CDs were taken.

June 25, 2021 (Glenridge Avenue): The victim reported that his white Mongoose Mountain Bike valued at $600 was stolen from the rear of his property. The bicycle was reportedly locked with a chain to a fence post.

June 25, 2021 (Valley Road): The victim reported that he parked his vehicle on the fourth level of the Orange Road Parking Deck. When he returned to it the next day, he discovered a bike and bike lock that were affixed to the rear of his car were gone. The bicycle was described as a men’s road bike, white in color, with a red grip strip. The bicycle also has “Ghost” printed along the main frame in Gray writing. It was valued at $1000.00.

June 26, 2021 (Watchung Avenue): A 2006 Mercedes Benz was stolen from the driveway of a Watchung Avenue residence. Surveillance video shows a black male exit a silver SUV at 5:30 AM and attempt to open the door to a second vehicle but it was locked. The suspect then enters
the unlocked Mercedes, starts it, and drives away in it. The vehicle was recovered, unoccupied, in Newark, after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

June 26, 2021 (Orange Road): The victim reported a pair of laptop computers and a pair of shoes were stolen from her vehicle during the overnight hours. The HP Chrome Books were valued at
$500.00 each. The shoes were valued at $45.00.

June 26, 2021 (Church Street): The complainant reported that 50 units of computer Firewall protection had mistakenly been delivered to his old business address. When he went to retrieve the packages, they were no longer there. The items were reportedly valued at $25,020.00.

June 27, 2021 (Highmont Terrace): A 10 ft X 10 ft pop up tent valued at $1000.00 was stolen from the rear of a Ford van during the overnight hours.

June 28, 2021 (Clinton Avenue): The resident reported that his 2016 Acura MDX was stolen from his driveway. He believes he accidently left his key fob in the vehicle. The car was later recovered, unoccupied, in East Orange after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

June 28, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): The victim reported that he left his 2013 Honda Civic running in the parking lot of 7-11. When he returned the vehicle was missing. It was later recovered, parked and unoccupied, in Bloomfield.

Criminal Mischief

June 24, 2021 (Walnut Street): The victim reported that she parked her vehicle in the Walnut Street Parking Lot. When she returned to it the next day, she discovered someone had shattered her front drivers side window.

June 26, 2021 (Willowdale Avenue): The resident reported that while sitting in their porch, an unknown person threw a rock through their first-floor window. No description of the person who threw the rock was provided.

Arrests

June 23, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 20-year-old Middletown, NY woman was charged with Driving While Intoxicated stemming from a car stop on Bloomfield Avenue.

June 24, 2021 (Orange Road): A 24-year-old Livingston woman was charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a single car motor vehicle accident.

June 26, 2021 (Willowdale Avenue): Officers responded to a Willowdale Avenue residence on a report of an individual attempting to gain access into vehicles parked in their driveway. The resident received an alert on his home surveillance system of motion in the driveway. Upon checking the live footage, he observed a male with a beard wearing a Chicago Bulls hat and red
back pack going through their cars. Officers responded to the area and located a 38-year-old Newark man matching the description. He was found to be in possession of numerous proceeds form other thefts in the area. He was charged with Burglary, Criminal Attempt, Theft, and Receiving Stolen Property.

June 26, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 41-year-old Montclair woman was charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop.

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