The week in Montclair crime from Sergeant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department:
September 12, 2021 (Llewellyn Road): The Montclair Police Department received two additional reports of a male committing a lewd act in the area of Carey’s Woods. The first caller, who was anonymous, reported observing a male masturbating in the woods on September 12, 2021. No further description was provided. Patrol canvassed the woods and the surrounding area but were unable to locate anybody. On September 13, 2021, the complainant contacted the police to report she observed a male in the wooded area masturbating. When the suspect saw her look at him, he hid behind a tree and she lost sight of him. The resident returned home and contacted the police. He was described as a male, approximately 30-35 years old, 5’11” tall, wearing a royal blue short sleeve crew T-shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Steven Mateo at (973) 509-4721.
September 7, 2021 (Chester Road): The resident reported that her 2017 Toyota Rav4 was stolen from in front of her home. She was unsure if she left her key fob in the vehicle. It was recovered parked and unoccupied on Shanley Avenue in Newark on September 8, 2021. While canvassing the area for witnesses or evidence, a neighbor was located who reported that their vehicle was entered and rummaged through. There were no reported proceeds.
September 9, 2021 (Harrison Avenue): The resident reported her vehicle was entered between August 20, 2021 and August 23, 2021. Her purse containing her credit cards was stolen. She was notified by one of her card companies that a large purchase was made on August 23, 2021. The purchase was made for two iPhones in the amount of $1567.39. In addition, there were several purchases made to a second credit card totaling approximately $1900.00.
September 9, 2021 (Valley Road): The manager at CVS reported that she observed an individual place several bars and bottles of Dove soap in their pants and exit the store.
September 11, 2021 (Inwood Avenue): A 2019 BMW X5 was stolen between 10:00 PM September 10, 2021 and 9:00 AM September 11, 2021. It was last observed parked on the street in front of the home.
September 13, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A juvenile victim reported that he was sitting on his bicycle on Bloomfield Avenue when he was struck in the throat by an unknown person who took his bicycle and fled east on Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect, male, was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The bicycle was located by patrol at the Exxon Gas Station.
September 10, 2021 (Montague Place): The resident reported that an unknown person entered his property and damaged the charging cord to his 2020 Tesla. The cord had been cut in two different areas. The cord was valued at approximately $400.00
September 11, 2021 (Park Street): Officers responded to Just Jakes Bar on a report of a disturbance. An employee of the establishment reported that a patron entered the bar and refused to pay the required cover charge. When he was escorted out of the bar a scuffle ensued where the suspect allegedly asked the employee, “Do you want to get stabbed?” A 22-year-old West Orange man was charged with terroristic threats and weapons possession after police found a knife in his pocket.