The week in Montclair crime from Lieutenant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department:


May 13, 2022 (Glenridge Avenue): An employee of ‘White Rabbit Black Heart’ reported a shoplifting at his store. An unknown person entered the store and while the employee was assisting other customers, the suspect took a “Benjamin” brand burgundy leather-bound witchcraft journal and left the store.

Motor Vehicle Crime

May 10, 2022 (Stonebridge Road): The resident reported that they were alerted by their neighbor that an unknown person was inside of their parked 2021 Landrover. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence. The neighbor reported that he was looking out of his window and observed a male exit a black SUV and enter the Landrover. The neighbor began to approach the suspect who ran back to the SUV and fled west on Stonebridge Road.

May 14, 2022 (Maple Avenue): The resident reported that he received an alert on his phone that his credit card was being used at the Mission Mart in Montclair. Realizing he did not have his wallet on him, he checked his vehicle and found that it had been entered. Surveillance footage shows an unknown subject entering the victim’s vehicle at 2:56 AM and removing the wallet.

May 14, 2022 (North Willow Street): The complainant reported that she parked her 2015 Subaru Forrester in the area of North Willow Street and Bloomfield Avenue. When she returned to the car about an hour later, she discovered that her cellphone was missing.

May 14, 2022 (Greenview Way): The resident reported that he observed a black SUV pull up in front of his residence. A male exited the SUV, ran up the driveway, and opened the driver’s side door to the resident’s 2014 Audi. The resident ran out to confront the suspect who returned to the SUV and fled south on Greenview Way and west on Bellevue Avenue.

May 15, 2022 (Grove Street): A 2007 Suzuki Three-Wheel motorcycle reported stolen from Bloomfield, NJ was recovered in the Lackawanna Plaza parking lot.

May 17, 2022 (Grenada Place): A 2021 Honda Civic was stolen from a Grenada Place driveway. Surveillance video shows a light-colored sedan pull up in front of the driveway. A slender male approaches the Civic, enters it, and flees west on Grenada Place with the light-colored sedan following it.


May 11, 2022 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 32 year-old male from Montclair was charged with Terroristic Threats following a verbal dispute on Bloomfield Avenue.