On Monday, July 10, a resident reported being out of state for two weeks. When he returned to his residence on Park Street, he discovered his home had been burglarized. Entry appears to have been gained by force through a basement bathroom window. Once inside, the individual(s) rummaged through all rooms including the second-floor bedrooms. Missing at the time of the report is jewelry, purses and gold coins. The estimated total value of items stolen was $15,000.
The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter.
Tuesday, July 4 to Tuesday, July 11: The police received five reports of vehicles entered from July 4 to July 11. The incidents took place on Valley Road, Charles Street, Essex Avenue, and Washington Avenue. Time frames in the incidents ranged from early morning hours and midafternoon. The individuals were described as teenage males wearing masks.
Sunday, July 9: The attendant at the Shell Gas Station on Bloomfield Avenue reported that a white SUV pulled up to the gas pumps. The vehicle was occupied by two males. The driver requested to have the vehicle filled with gas and requested to pay cash. While servicing another customer, the attendant observed the driver of the white SUV remove the nozzle and flee east on Bloomfield Avenue without paying for the gas that came up to $70.53.
Motor Vehicle Crime
Tuesday, July 11: A resident reported that his 2019 Acura RDX was stolen from his driveway on Park Terrace during the overnight hours. The vehicle was replaced with a 2017 Hyundai Elantra which was left idling in the street. The Elantra was determined to be stolen from Newark, NJ.