Montclair Crime: Vandalism at Church; Engagement Ring, Bikes and Packages Stolen

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

June 8, 2021 (Pine Street): The property manager for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church reported that a cast iron outdoor light fixture was damaged and removed from the wall. It was reportedly valued between $800.00 and $1000.00.

Burglary / Attempted Burglary
June 9, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): The complainant reported that he believes his apartment was entered while he was moving into it. He reported that while moving boxes into the apartment, an unknown person removed a black Timbuk2 messenger bag from the kitchen table. The bag was valued at $120.00 and contained various sentimental items.

June 14, 2021 (Valley Road): The resident reported that at some point between 9:00 AM June 10th and 1:00 PM June 14th, an unknown person attempted to gain access into their residence. The rear French doors appeared to have been pushed in causing damage to the weather stripping and middle hinges. Entry does not appear to have been gained.

Theft / Shoplifting
June 10, 2021 (Maple Avenue): The complainant reported that his Trek Roscoe six speed mountain bike with red frame was stolen from Glenfield Park. The bicycle was valued at $1300.00.

June 10, 2021 (Claremont Avenue): The manager at CVS Pharmacy reported that she observed a female suspect filling a white CVS bag with numerous beauty products. The suspect then left through the front entrance of the store without paying. The manager confronted the suspect outside and advised her to return the bag with goods or she will call the police. The suspect began to argue with manager but ultimately dropped the CVS bag on top of the trash can and then fled east through the CVS parking lot on foot. The suspect, a female in her 30’s, approximately 5’8’ tall, 200 pounds, was wearing a gray T-Shirt with a “Betty Boop” image and black leggings.

June 11, 2021 (Orange Road): The victim reported that an unknown person(s) removed the Catalytic Converter to his 1998 Ford E350 cargo van. The vehicle was parked in an Orange Road parking lot during the overnight hours.

June 11, 2021 (Claremont Avenue): The manager at CVS Pharmacy reported observing a known shoplifter enter the business. The suspect reportedly stole $860 worth of energy drinks and vitamins before fleeing the store. He entered a waiting vehicle and fled north on Pine Street. The suspect was described as a heavy-set male, bald, wearing a red polo shirt with a yellow or gold symbol on the left breast area, blue jeans and white sneakers. The vehicle was a white 2010 Jeep Compass registered out of Newark.

June 11, 2021 (Valley Road): The complainant reported a package containing an engagement ring that had been delivered was reportedly stolen. No description of the ring was provided.

June 12, 2021 (North Fullerton Avenue): The complainant reported that his wife’s Multitrack Trek bicycle was stolen from the rear of a North Fullerton address. The suspect cut the lock prior to taking it.

June 13, 2021 (Park Street): The resident reported that an Amazon package containing clothes was stolen from his porch. Surveillance at the residence shows a male in a “UPS Uniform” approach the porch and take the package. The suspect was described as a male with a medium build, wearing a mask, a UPS Shirt, and brown shorts. It is unknown if the male works at UPS.

June 14, 2021 (Morningside Avenue): The resident reported that on June 11th at 12:03 PM an Amazon package was stolen from their porch. The suspect is seen approaching the residence in a dark gray sedan. The suspect, a male in his late teens or early twenties, was wearing gray Champion sweatpants, a light gray beanie, and a Navy blue T-shirt with a white band across the front chest.

June 14, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 46-year-old South Amboy woman was arrested on open warrants out of Wall Township.

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