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

Motor Vehicle Crime

July 28, 2022 (Hartley Street): The victim reported that his wallet was stolen from his vehicle between 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM. Approximately $230.00 in unauthorized transactions were later made against his credit cards at a Rite Aid in Newark.

July 29, 2022 (Bloomfield Avenue): The complainant reported that as he was exiting the mini mart at the Exxon gas station, he observed an unknown male in the back seat of his 2020 Range Rover. The victim yelled to the suspect who fled through the gas station towards Elm Street with the victim’s Gucci bag. The suspect continued running before entering the passenger side of a lime green sports car with all tinted windows. The vehicle then fled the scene. The Gucci bag was valued at $7,500.00

July 30, 2022 (Pine Street): The resident reported that an unknown person removed the Catalytic Converter from his 2006 Acura TSX. The theft occurred during the overnight hours while the vehicle was parked on the street.

July 30, 2022 (Glenridge Avenue): The resident reported that the Catalytic Converter was stolen off of his 2008 Acura TSX. The vehicle was parked on the street between 6:00 PM on July 29th and 4:00 PM July 30th.

August 1, 2022 (Bellaire Drive): The resident reported that she was packing her vehicle and returned inside of her residence to get more items. While away from her vehicle, an unknown person entered her open trunk and removed a MacBook laptop valued at $1,500.00.

August 1, 2022 (North Mountain Avenue): The resident reported that her 2016 black BMW X1 was stolen from her driveway while she briefly stepped inside of her home. The vehicle contained numerous personal items and the key fob.

Criminal Mischief

July 30, 2022 (Maple Avenue): An anonymous passerby reported to police that he observed two females, both in their late teens, throwing rocks towards the windows of Glenfield Middle School, and believed they caused damage to several windows. An officer responded an observed four windows to the Catching Owens Suit to be damaged and the females no longer on scene. The monetary amount of damage is unknown at this time.


July 26, 2022 (Church Street): A 42-year-old male from South Hackensack, NJ was charged with Disorderly Conduct following a disturbance on Church Street.

July 28, 2022 (Bloomfield Avenue): A 58-year-old male from Newark was charged with Shoplifting from CVS on Bloomfield Avenue. The suspect fled the store with $350.00 in merchandise but was located by patrol on Church Street with the items.