Over the past week, Montclair police reported a number of burglary attempts, vandalism and bike thefts, as well as the following.
June 6: At about 5:30 a.m., a drunk man was found wandering naked on James Street. The man, Brandon Burnell, 35, of New Foundland, couldn’t recall what had transpired earlier in the evening after he attended a concert and visited a restaurant in town. He was arrested and charged with lewdness, and later released. His belongings were found outside a Midland Avenue residence.
Man on Stolen Pink Bike Arrested
June 6: At about 1:55 p.m., Brian Seymour, 29, of Bloomfield, was stopped by police after they saw him riding a pink Schwinn bicycle which matched the description of a bike that was stolen recently. He was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property, and bail was set at $3,500. He had a warrant out of Montclair, with bail set at $1,950 and one out of Roselle, with bail set at $201.
June 4: A burglar gained entry to a single family home on Valley Road, sometime around 2 p.m., and stole a sapphire necklace worth $400, a $200 sapphire bracelet, a pearl necklace worth $500, a gold bracelet worth $300, and a $50 blue velvet jewelry box from a second floor bedroom. The burglar gained entry by breaking a basement window, two window screens were also torn, and the suspect left through the front door which had been locked by the victim. Anyone with leads should contact Det. Joseph Anderson at 973.509.4706.
June 3: At about 6:20 p.m., a man was arrested while conducting a drug transaction with two unidentified people near New Steet and Washington Street. The suspect tried to flee from police but was stopped and arrested for obstruction of the administration of law. The man, Kenneth Harris, 25, of Montclair, had a bag of crack cocaine and empty zip-lock bags. He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing and within 1,000 feet of a school, and distribution of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $15,000.