Montclair Crime: Rock Thrown Through 100-Year-Old Church Window

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

Criminal Mischief

November 16, 2021 (Church Street): An employee at Christ Church reported that a rock was thrown through a window on the north side of the church. The window was approximately 100 years old. The value of the window was unknown at the time of the report.

November 18, 2021 (Valley Road): The complainant reported that he parked his vehicle on Valley Road at 7:15 AM. When he returned to it at 5:30 PM he discovered the rear window had been shattered.

Suspicious Vehicle

November 17, 2021 (Bloomfield Avenue): An officer on patrol in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Park Street observed a vehicle behind him disregarding the red traffic signal at Bloomfield Avenue and North Fullerton Avenue. The vehicle then passed the officer and went through the red traffic light at Bloomfield Avenue and North Mountain Avenue. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed it was a stolen vehicle out of Newark. The officer attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop however, the vehicle accelerated and fled into Verona. The vehicle was a 2010 Dodge Challenger. It was last seen south on Mount Prospect Avenue.


November 18, 2021 (Lorraine Avenue): The resident reported her vehicle was entered in the early morning hours. The center console was rummaged through and loose change was taken. A neighbor reported observing two individuals running from the driveway at 5:45 AM and entering a dark colored sedan with the headlights off.

November 18, 2021 (Upper Mountain Avenue): The victim reported a 2019 BMW X5 was stolen from her driveway during the overnight hours. She was unsure if the key fob was mistakenly left inside the vehicle.

November 18, 2021 (Valley Road): An employee of Lukoil on Valley Road reported a theft of gas. The driver of a black 2017 Honda Pilot pulled up to the pump and requested the attendant fill the car up. When the attendant took the nozzle out after filling the tank the driver of the Pilot fled south on Valley Road. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed it was a stolen vehicle.

November 18, 2021 (Glenridge Avenue): The owner of a 2021 Hyundai Elantra reported that he parked his vehicle in front of Domino’s and entered the business. The vehicle was left running but the owner had his keys with him. When he came out his vehicle was gone. It was recovered parked and unoccupied on November 22, 2021 in Newark.

November 22, 2021 (Macopin Avenue): A 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan was stolen from a driveway on Macopin Avenue during the overnight hours. It is unknown if the doors were locked or if the fob was inside.


November 21, 2021 (Highland Avenue): A 59 year old Lyndhurst man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident.

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