Montclair Crime: Resident Chases Burglar Into Porter Park; Assault at Orange Road Party

The week in Montclair crime (including the burglary that went viral on Tik Tok), from Lieutenant Terence Turner:

Assault

November 10, 2022 (Orange Road): The victim reported that he was at a private residence on Orange Road where a party was taking place. An argument ensued and he was assaulted by one of the attendees at the party. The victim sustained a laceration and a facial fracture. He was treated at Mountainside Hospital.

Burglary

November 11, 2022 (Harrison Avenue): The resident reported that he was in his living room when he heard a noise coming from his kitchen. When he entered the kitchen to investigate, he observed an unknown male standing by his rear door. The resident yelled at the suspect who immediately fled through the rear door. The resident chased the suspect however he lost sight of him in Porter Park. The suspect was described as male with a stocky build, approximately 5’8” – 5’11” tall, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, light colored pants, light blue jeans and white sneakers. The suspect removed approximately $200.00 from the victim’s wallet.

November 11, 2022 (Christopher Street): The resident reported that she was reviewing her home surveillance when she observed an unknown male attempting to enter her home several hours earlier. Surveillance showed the suspect attempting to open a glass sliding door which was locked. The suspect then proceeded through a gate out of camera view. He was described as a thin built male, wearing dark pants and possibly a grey hooded sweatshirt over his head and a mask.


Motor Vehicle Crime

November 12, 2022 (Canterbury Drive): The complainant reported that he observed 3-4 males enter his vehicle while he was in Canterbury Park. When he approached them, they fled north on Willowdale Avenue. One was wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt. The others were wearing a darker hooded sweatshirts. All wearing blue medical masks. A set of house keys and a key to a separate vehicle were stolen.

November 12, 2022 (Nishuane Road): The resident reported that his vehicle was entered during the overnight hours. A drivers license and school identification were removed from the center console.

Criminal Mischief

November 13, 2022 (Maple Avenue): The victim reported that an unknown person threw a rock through her bedroom window. The resident was unable to provide a value for the window.

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