Two thefts at the Park Street YMCA, police say
Personal items were stolen from two YMCA of Montclair members this week, both from the Y's Park Street location, police said.
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, a YMCA member reported that their personal belongings were removed from a duffel bag. Surveillance video showed a male, approximately 5 feet and 5 inches to 5 feet and 8 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with "F.R.I.E.N.D.S" across the front in a multi-colored font, gray sweat pants and red sneakers enter the YMCA and remove the items from the bag, police said. Missing at this time are an Apple Watch and a wallet.
On Thursday, Oct. 21, a man reported that multiple personal items were stolen from his bag at the YMCA. Surveillance video showed a male in his late teens to early 20s, approximately 5 feet and 10 inches in height, wearing a black and white Adidas jump suit with bright red sneakers. Reported missing was a wallet containing ID cards and $5 to $10 in cash.
The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter:
Friday, Oct. 22 — A Montclair woman reported that an unknown person entered her
vehicle during the overnight hours on High Street. A purse containing debit cards was reported taken.
Monday, Oct. 25 — A person reported that at some point between Oct. 19 and 24, someone entered their detached garage on Plymouth Street via a window. That person made off with a red Specialized mountain bike.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 — A Montclair woman reported that her 2015 Ford Mustang was stolen from her driveway on Summit Avenue. She reported that she heard her vehicle start at 6:11 a.m. and when she looked out the window, she observed her vehicle fleeing east on Summit Avenue toward Grove Street. The vehicle was recovered on Oct. 23 in Irvington.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 — A resident reported that his 2011 Ford Escape was stolen from the rear parking lot of his building on Union Street. The vehicle was recovered several hours later in West Orange. A 30-year-old Montclair man was charged with receiving stolen property by West Orange Police.
Friday, Oct. 22 — A 25-year-old from Montclair was charged with burglary after officers responded to Lackawanna Plaza on a report of a male entering parked vehicles. The man was located by patrol leaving the scene with proceeds from the entered vehicles on him.
Friday, Oct. 22 — A man reported that he left his 2017 Range Rover in line at a valet parking stand on Church Street. While it was unattended, witnesses observed a tall, thin male, approximately 25 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans enter the car and drive away. The vehicle was recovered on Oct. 24 on Lincoln Avenue in Newark.
Sunday, Oct. 24 — A 45-year-old from Newark was charged with theft of services after attempting to leave Antika Grill on Bloomfield Avenue with an open tab of $1,085. He also had a warrant from East Hanover for $2,500.
Thursday, Oct. 21 — A 30-year-old from Montclair was arrested on Bloomfield Avenue on an open warrant out of Montclair.
Monday, Oct. 25 — A 31-year-old from Montclair was charged with disorderly conduct following a disturbance on South Park Street.
The police blotter is based on information provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department, and reflects events as described by the department. It may not reflect the complete scope of police activity. Any descriptions of wrongful activity are merely allegations, and any persons mentioned in the blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The MPD encourages anyone who wishes to report criminal or suspicious activity, or who has information pertaining to an ongoing investigation, to call 973-744-1234. In an emergency, residents are urged to call 911.