A disagreement over the price of coffee resulted in an altercation at the 7-11 on Bloomfield Avenue, police said.

A Bloomfield Avenue 7-11 employee reported that a man entered the store at 12:35 a.m. on May 25 and attempted to purchase a cup of coffee, according to police. An argument ensued over the price of the coffee, at which point the man was asked to leave the establishment, police said.

While exiting the store, he took the cup of coffee and threw it on the floor, police said. He then began to hit items on the counter, knocking over a computer monitor and a New Jersey Lottery ticket machine before fleeing in an unknown direction, police said.

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


Thursday, May 20 — A man reported that he parked his vehicle in the rear of his apartment complex on Walnut Street and did not move it for several months. Upon returning to it, he discovered a long scratch mark along the driver’s side, a cracked windshield and a flat front passenger side tire.


Tuesday, May 18 — A Montclair woman reported an Amazon package that had been delivered at 11:20 a.m. was stolen from her front porch on Claremont Avenue. The package contained a book valued at approximately $20.


Thursday, May 20 — A 50-year-old Newark woman was charged with shoplifting after allegedly concealing $130 worth of hygiene products and fleeing the CVS pharmacy on Valley Road.


Saturday, May 22 — A 27-year-old Bloomfield man was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield Avenue.

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.