The week in Montclair crime from Lieutenant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department
Motor Vehicle Crime
May 4, 2022 (Orange Road): An employee of South End Gardens Senior Apartments reported that he observed an unknown male attempting to steal a motor bike from the east side of the parking complex. The suspect was attempting to place the motor bike into the rear of a dark colored sedan. Once the suspect realized he could not fit the motorbike into his vehicle, he fled the scene.
May 9, 2022 (Valley Road): The victim reported that he parked his 2018 Mazda CX5 in the Quick Check parking lot. The vehicle was left running with the key fob left inside. When he returned to the vehicle after making a purchase, he observed a male exiting the parking lot in his vehicle. It was last seen south on Valley Road and then east on Walnut Street.
May 8, 2022 (Bloomfield Avenue): An employee of the Shell Gas Station reported that a customer in the mini mart became unruly after a dispute over payment. The customer reacted by knocking over a display of items near the register onto the store floor. The store floor near the register was covered with “5 hour” energy drinks, lighters, Welches Fruit snack packs along with other items.
May 3, 2022 (Harrison Avenue): A 21-year-old male from East Orange, New Jersey was arrested on open warrants out of the Essex County Sheriffs Department following a motor vehicle stop.
May 6, 2022 (Essex Avenue): A 22-year-old male from Montclair was charged with Criminal Trespass after an officer performing a routine check of the Woodman Field House observed him inside of the equipment shed. In addition, he had three open warrants out of West Orange.