The week in Montclair crime from Sergeant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department:
October 19, 2021 (Park Street): The victim reported that personal belongings were removed from within a duffel bag while at the YMCA. Surveillance video shows a male approximately 5’5” – 5’8” tall wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with “F.R.I.E.N.D.S” across the front in multi-color, grey sweat pants and red sneakers enter the YMCA and remove the items from the bag. Missing at this time are an Apple iWatch and a wallet.
October 20, 2021 (Summit Avenue): The resident reported that her 2015 Ford Mustang was stolen from her driveway. She reported that she heard her vehicle start at 6:11AM and when she looked out the window, she observed her vehicle fleeing east on Summit Avenue towards Grove Street. The vehicle was recovered on October 23, 2021 in Irvington, NJ.
October 20, 2021 (Union Street): The resident reported that his 2011 Ford Escape was stolen from the rear parking lot of his building. The vehicle was recovered several hours later in West Orange. A 30-year-old Montclair man was charged with Receiving Stolen Property by West Orange Police.
October 21, 2021 (Park Street): The victim reported multiple personal items stolen from his bag at the YMCA. Reported missing was a wallet containing ID cards and $5.00 – $10.00 in cash.
October 22, 2021 (High Street): The resident reported that an unknown person entered her vehicle during the overnight hours. A purse containing debit cards were the reported proceeds.
October 22, 2021 (Church Street): The victim reported that he left his 2017 Range Rover in line at a valet parking stand on Church Street. While it was unattended, witnesses observed a tall, thin male, approximately 25 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans enter the car and drive away. The vehicle was recovered on October 24, 2021 on Lincoln Avenue in Newark.
October 25, 2021 (Plymouth Street): The complainant reported that at some point between October 19, 2021 and October 24, 2021, someone entered their detached garage via a window. The suspect made off with a red Specialized Mountain bike.
October 21, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 30-year-old Montclair man was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair.
October 22, 2021 (Lackawanna Plaza): A 25-year-old Montclair man was charged with Burglary after officers responded to Lackawanna Plaza on a report of a male entering parked vehicles. Davis was located by patrol leaving the scene with proceeds from the entered vehicles on him.
October 24, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 45-year-old Newark man was charged with Theft of Services after attempting to leave Antika Grill with an open tab of $1085.00. He also had a warrant from East Hanover for $2500.00.
October 25, 2021 (South Park Street): A 31-year-old Montclair man was charged with Disorderly Conduct following a disturbance on South Park Street.