The week in Montclair crime from Lieutenant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department:
Motor Vehicle Crime
July 20, 2022 (Orange Road): The complainant reported that while working on Orange Road, an unknown person entered his GMC pickup truck and stole his cellphone and wallet. Credit cards in the wallet were later used at a Game Stop and a New Balance store in Elizabeth, NJ.
July 21, 2022 (North Mountain Avenue): The victim reported that his unlocked Prius was entered during the overnight hours. Approximately $15.00 in cash was reported missing.
July 22, 2022 (Cedar Avenue): The complainant reported that while walking her dog the previous day at approximately 1:00 PM in Nishuane Park, she observed a male masturbating. The male was seated on a bench on the east side of the park, facing west toward the playground with his pants down to his knees. She described the suspect as approximately 50 years old, thin build, short black hair, wearing dark black or blue “work clothes” (pants and shirt), and a green reflective vest. She added that there were no children or adults present on the playground.
July 23, 2022 (North Fullerton Avenue): A North Fullerton Avenue resident reported that he was walking down the interior stairs of his home when he observed the shadow of a male standing outside his exterior screen door. He stated that the male proceeded to kick the main wooden door to the home breaking the glass and frame of the bottom glass panel. This resulted in glass from the panel shattering both inside and outside of the home. The suspect did not make entry and was last seen fleeing north on North Fullerton towards Claremont Avenue.
July 19, 2022 (Maple Plaza Lot): A 40-year-old male from Montclair was arrested on an open Assault warrant out of Paterson, NJ.
July 20, 2022 (Church Street): A 32-year-old male from Montclair was charged with Disorderly Conduct following a dispute on Church Street.
July 21, 2022 (North Fullerton Avenue): A North Fullerton Avenue resident reported that at approximately 10:15 PM she exited her residence to lock her car doors when she noticed the interior light was on in her vehicle and an unknown male was rummaging through it. The victim yelled to the suspect who ran north on North Fullerton. Responding officers located the suspect on Chestnut Street. The suspect, a 22-year-old male from Montclair, was positively identified and charged with Burglary to Auto and Resisting Arrest after fighting with officers.