The week in Montclair crime from Sergeant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department:
October 6, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): The complainant reported that his bicycle was stolen from the bike rack in the garage of his apartment building. The green Trek 1200 was valued at
$300.00 and was reportedly stolen sometime between October 1, 2021 and October 3, 2021.
October 8, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): An employee of Whole Foods reported that her Apple iPhone 11 was stolen while it was being charged inside of the market. The phone was left inside of a restricted area and was valued at $750.00.
October 9, 2021 (Chestnut Street): The management of Clary Anderson Arena reported that a personalized New Jersey Devils jersey that hung in the lobby of the arena was stolen.
Surveillance video shows at 1:39 PM the suspect using a hammer to break the plastic cover of the display case and removing the jersey from it. The suspect is last seen walking towards the Walnut Street Train Station. The jersey was a personalized New Jersey Devils hockey jersey with “CLARY ANDERSON” and “1” sewn on the back. The jersey was a gift from the Devils organization, but is valued at approximately $300. The display frame was also a gift and valued at approximately $200.
October 10, 2021 (South Park Street): The complainant reported that he was alerted by an anonymous person that two males were seen going through his bag that he had placed down. After checking his belongings, the complainant discovered a set of airpods were missing.
October 10, 2021 (Edgecliff Road): The resident reported that he received an alert from his home security system of motion in his driveway. Upon review, he observed a small sedan pull up in front of the residence. A male gets out, approaches the complainant’s vehicle, and proceeds to enter it and rummage through the car. Nothing was reported missing.
October 7, 2021 (Chestnut Street, West Orange): Officers conducting traffic enforcement near Nishuane School observed a vehicle with fictitious license plates and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The operator failed to stop and continued at a high rate of speed, ultimately eluding the officers. He was last seen entering West Orange. Shortly after, officers located the vehicle and the operator on Chestnut Street in West Orange. A 27 year old West Orange man was charged with Contempt and a multitude of motor vehicle violations.
October 7, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 75 year old Montclair man was charged with Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Assaulting a Law Enforcement Officer stemming from a dispute at the MC Hotel.
October 9, 2021 (Park Street): A 29 year old from Wharton, NJ was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction the Administration of Law, Terroristic Threats, and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer following a dispute at Just Jakes.