PLEASE, Folks. Lock your doors. Lt. James J. Carlucci, Detective Bureau Commander at Montclair PD reports another home was burglarized yesterday, as the residents were sleeping.
Montclair Police are investigating a residential burglary that occurred on Warren Place during the overnight hours on August 28th. Unknown suspect(s) entered the residence through an unlocked back door while the homeowners were asleep and removed a Samsung, 20 inch television from the kitchen area, valued at $ 300.00. The suspect(s) then removed car keys from the kitchen and drove off with the homeowners 1999, Honda Pilot, 4dr, gray in color. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Terence Turner at 973-509-4724.
After the jump, a snapshot of the week’s police blotter.
On August 20, at around 12:45 pm, police say a King’s refrigerated delivery van was stolen from the Upper Montclair store parking lot. The driver told police he ducked into the store for about ten minutes, and left personal belongings and keys in the truck with the motor running. When he came out – the truck was gone, and thought someone was playing a joke on him. During the investigation, police say the driver’s credit card was used in Parsippany. The truck turned up this Tuesday in Clifton; there are no suspects.
A homeowner on Warren Place reported a black flower pot worth $80 had been taken from her front porch sometime between August 24 and 25. The pot had a 12″ plant in it.
Montclair Police received two reports of stolen bikes this week:
On August 19 between 3 and 6 p.m., a blue Schwinn bike was taken from the backyard of a Montclair Avenue home. The bike was left unlocked while the bike owner was inside the home visiting a friend.
The same day, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., two bikes were stolen from a home on North Fullerton Avenue. A brown DK BMX Cleveland and a red Shogun MT bike were taken from the back of the driveway, where they were left unlocked. Replacement value for the two bikes is $1,000.
On August 18, a Montclair woman came to police headquarters to report fraudulent withdrawals had been made for her Chase bank accounts. The woman was online checking the bank statements, and saw that $5,000 had been deducted from her savings, and $1,500 from her checking account. When she reported the unauthorized withdrawals to the bank, they told her that both withdrawals had been made with slips on August 12, in West Virginia.
On August 18, a Pine Street resident, found his Ford Pick-up covered in white paint, after leaving it parked overnight in the street. There are no suspects.