Montclair Crime: Turf Burned at Fortunato Field; Motor Vehicle Crime

Vandalism

August 26, 2022 (Essex Avenue): Board of Education maintenance personnel reported three areas on the turf of Fortunato Field appeared to have been burnt. It appears as though the damage was caused by fireworks.

Motor Vehicle Crime

August 26, 2022 (Llewellyn Road): The complainant reported that he was in the back of his work van when the van began to shake. He stepped out of his vehicle and observed that his driver side door was open. The complainant observed the suspect, male, approximately 5’10” in height, wearing a face mask, baseball cap, and gray sweatshirt exit the passenger compartment of his vehicle. This suspect then entered the front passenger seat of a silver Kia Optima and fled east on Llewellyn Road. The Kia was reported stolen out of Jersey City.

August 27, 2022 (Glenridge Avenue): The victim reported observing an unknown male enter the driver’s side of her Range Rover while it was parked on Glenridge Avenue. The victim began recording the incident and, once the suspect saw he was being recorded, he entered an awaiting BMW and fled east on Glenridge Avenue. The BMW was reported stolen out of East Orange.

August 28, 2022 (Upper Mountain Avenue): The victim reported that she observed an unknown person enter her 2017 Range Rover while it was parked in her driveway. The victim yelled out to the suspect who fled to an awaiting Kia and fled the area.

August 28, 2022 (The Crescent): An unlocked BMW was entered during the overnight hours. The complainant stated that the glove console was entered and rummaged through but is unsure if anything was missing.

Shoplifting

August 27, 2022 (Bloomfield Avenue): Employees of Montclair Wine Cellar reported an unknown female entered the store and proceeded to grab a bottle of alcohol from the rear. She left the establishment without paying. She was described as approximately 5’6” – 5’10” tall wearing a red dress, black sweatpants, and white sandals. She was carrying a tan tote bag and large dark colored backpack and told the employees to “Have a nice day”.

Arrests

August 25, 2022 (Maple Avenue): Officers on patrol in the area of Pine Street and Glenridge Avenue observed a Subaru Legacy operated by two males. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Newark. Officers managed to stop the vehicle at Maple Street and Elmwood Avenue. Two sixteen-year-old males from Newark were placed under arrest and charged with Receiving Stolen Property. They were remanded to the Essex County Youth House.

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