The week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. Francis Muldoon, Montclair Police Department:
Theft, Vandalism, Mischief:
03-31-2016 (ReallyBrite Cleaners, 390 1/2 Park Street) At 12:45Hrs, a female suspect entered brandishing a 24-inch diameter crepe (no filling) and proceeded to fling the food item at a male employee. While the man struggled to remove the sticky hot crepe, the actor jumped behind the counter, forced open the cash register with a metal spatula and removed approximately $200.
03-22-2016 (Alexander Place) Theft of two bicycles from a residential garage. One actor, Seth Culpepper, dropped his wallet at the scene. Police went to Mr. Culpepper’s residence, arrested him and recovered one of the bikes.
03-23-2016 (Clinton Avenue) Theft of numerous tools from a garage. “Tim Allen was here” was spray-painted on the door.
03-29-2016 (Kings Supermarket, Valley Road) A man was arrested for stealing produce. The actor was observed stuffing his cargo pants with grapes before trying to walk out of the store.
03-25-2016 (Orange Road) Vandalism to a house undergoing renovations. An uninvited stranger installed mauve curtains in a room painted pea green. Homeowners called to report the decorating violation.
03-25-2016 (Essex Avenue) A gift wrapped refrigerator box was left on the porch of a house with a card that said: “For their return home, the Greeks dedicate this offering to Athena.” The homeowners were suspicious because they did not order an appliance. When police arrived they opened the box, found a man inside, Odie Thanassus, and arrested him for criminal mischief.