On Tuesday, June 20, a complainant reported that her parked vehicle was entered between 1 p.m. June 15 and 8 a.m. June 16 on Bay Street. The window was reportedly left open. Her wallet containing her driver’s license and $50 in cash was stolen. Over the week, similar incidents of entered vehicles during the overnight hours were reported on Greenview Way, Clinton Avenue, Warren Place, Enfield Avenue and Stonebridge Road.

The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter.

Motor Vehicle Crime

Wednesday, June 21: A 2013 Ford Focus was reported stolen from the area of Elm Street and Elmwood Avenue. The keys were left in the vehicle and it was unlocked.

Wednesday, June 21: An individual reported that she observed an unknown individual enter her 2019 Range Rover. She exited her business and began yelling at the individual who fled on foot east on Glenridge Avenue. The individual then entered an awaiting Jeep Cherokee and fled east on Glenridge Avenue. The person was described as a male, late teens/early 20s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, slim build, with shoulder-length dreadlocks, wearing a white T-shirt and gray jeans.

Thursday, June 22: A complainant reported that the catalytic converter was stolen off her 2019 Volkswagen Passat on Overlook Road. The theft occurred sometime between June 14 and June 22.

Monday, June 26: An individual reported that he was making Amazon deliveries in his 2017 Audi Q5 on Upper Mountain Avenue. He left his vehicle running on the street during one of his deliveries. When he returned, he discovered it driving away. A 2021 Toyota Rav4 had been left in its place. The individual entered the Rav4 and attempted to catch up to his Audi but he quickly lost sight of it. The Toyota Rav4 was determined to have been stolen from West Orange.

Tuesday, June 27: A 2018 Mercedes Benz was reported stolen during the overnight hours on Kipps Ridge Street. It was recovered later in the day at Avon Avenue and Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark.




Tuesday, June 20: An individual reported that he was maintaining his lawn on Harrison Avenue when the battery died on his weed whacker. When he went to retrieve another battery, the weed whacker and electric lawn mower were gone. The Ryobi devices were valued at $650.

Wednesday, June 21: The manager at CVS Pharmacy on Bloomfield Avenue reported that four males entered the store. One of the males distracted the store employee while the remaining three stole $1,300 worth of Olay Facial Cream.

Attempted Burglary

Friday, June 23: The lone employee of CVS Pharmacy on Claremont Avenue reported that the store was closed and he was in the rear break room when he heard a noise coming from the rear doors. Upon investigating, he observed an individual trying to pry the door open. The individual then fled the area after the employee announced himself. The individual never gained access inside of the warehouse. The person was described as approximately 5 feet 8 inches in height, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a black book bag. The complainant was unable to see the individual’s face or identify whether the individual was a male or female.



Monday, June 26: A 46-year-old female was charged with shoplifting from CVS Pharmacy on Valley Road. She was stopped on Valley Road with 35 items totaling $391.90.