Montclair Crime: Criminal Mischief, Burglary, Theft

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


July 28, 2021 (Roosevelt Place): The building superintendent reported that someone attempted to open several storage lockers in the basement of the building. Some of the lockers were observed to be pried open. It was unknown at the time of the report if anything was missing.


July 29, 2021 (South Fullerton Avenue): The owner of a 2020 Honda Pilot reported her vehicle was entered and her wristlet and change purse were removed.

July 30, 2021 (Orange Road): The resident reported that two packages of shades that had been delivered by FedEx were stolen from his porch. They were valued at $7,000.

July 31, 2021 (Union Street): The complainant reported that his bicycle was stolen from in front of his house. The 2021 Moss Green Escape 3 L, valued at $550, was locked to a street sign.

August 1, 2021 (Pine Street): The victim reported that she hired a moving company to assist her in moving from her apartment and suspects one of the workers took her iPhone 11 Pro and Airpods.

August 2, 2021 (Park Street): The victim reported that she placed her engagement ring valued at
$15,000 in an office drawer while she was at work. When she returned the ring was no longer there. It was described as a white gold engagement ring with diamonds.

August 2, 2021 (Pine Street): The resident reported that his 2019 Cannondale CAADX 105SE 56 cm road bike was stolen from a storage area underneath his front steps. The incident reported occurred during the overnight hours July 30, 2021 into July 31, 2021.

Criminal Mischief / Assault

August 2, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): Officers responded to Montclair Video Boutique on a report of a dispute. The employee reported an unknown person entered the business on two separate occasions requesting wrapping papers. When he was told that they do not sell them, the suspect became irate and pushed over a display case which contained merchandise. The case hit the ground and shattered. The employee sustained cuts to his hands but refused medical
attention. The suspect, male, was described as approximately 20-30 years old, 6’00” tall, thin build, with dreadlocks.

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