It’s become an unwelcome tradition at Montclair Community Church; intruders making off with valuables. This time, the thugs were thwarted by the arrival of a musician and made off with nothing. In other break-in news, a dozen cars and one home were hit in Montclair by thieves in the neighborhood near Bradford Academy. Seems leaving your cars or homes unlocked is no longer a good thing, unless you live on a farm in Vermont.

Liz George is the publisher of Montclair Local.