Montclair Crime: Spree of Stolen Catalytic Converters; Man Held Down and Assaulted

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

Thefts

November 23, 2021 (Mount Vernon Road): The residents reported that when they woke up, they discovered two cars had been stolen from their driveway. A 2021 Black Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2021 Black Ford Explorer were stolen during the overnight hours. The owner was unable to account for his key fobs. The Cherokee was recovered the next day in East Orange. A juvenile male from Newark and a juvenile female from Jersey City were found to be in possession of the vehicle.

November 23, 2021 (Label Street): The victim reported that her wallet was stolen from her bag while she was at the Human Needs Food Pantry. The wallet contained approximately $1000 in Trinidad dollars.

November 24, 2021 (Walnut Crescent): The complainant stated that his company’s truck was parked on Walnut Crescent while doing landscape work at Mountainside Hospital. When he returned, he discovered three bags belonging to his workers were removed. A total of $200 in cash and a tablet computer were reportedly in the bags.

November 24, 2021 (Gates Avenue): The victim reported that the Catalytic Converter was removed from his 2008 Toyota Prius. The vehicle was parked between the hours of 9:45 AM and 2:00 PM.

November 26, 2021 (Hawthorne Place): The victim reported the Catalytic Converter was stolen from her 2011 Toyota Prius. The theft occurred at some point between 11:00 PM and 10:00 AM.

November 27, 2021 (Washington Street): The victim reported that the Catalytic Converter was stolen from her 2005 Toyota Prius while parked at the Charles Bullock School. She reported that the theft occurred on November 24, 2021 during school hours.

November 29, 2021 (Grove Street): The resident reported that her vehicle was entered during the overnight hours. The vehicle appeared to have been rummaged through but nothing was reported missing.

November 29, 2021 (Pine Street): The victim reported that the Catalytic Converter was stolen from her 2010 Toyota Prius while parked at the Bay Street Parking Deck.
Vandalism

November 23, 2021 (Lloyd Road): An employee at Montclair Kimberly Academy reported that when he arrived to work, he discovered several green paint markings across several of the windows on the southeast side of the school. There was no significant damage reported and the markings were easily cleaned off.

Assault
November 25, 2021 (190 Bloomfield Avenue): The victim reported that he was inside the building drinking alcohol when he was held down by one male and physically assaulted by three others. There was no description of the suspects involved. The victim suffered facial injuries and was transported to University Hospital by Montclair EMS.

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