An unknown man followed a Montclair resident into his Maple Avenue apartment Monday building and exposed himself, police said.

On Monday, April 25, a resident reported that he was walking to his apartment on Maple Avenue from Bloomfield Avenue when he noticed he was being followed by an unknown person, police said.

The unknown person followed the resident into the foyer of the apartment building and exposed his penis, police said.

He was described as a male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 6 feet tall, with a thin build, short black hair and a short goatee, police said. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, they said.

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


Tuesday, April 19 — A man reported that he parked his 2021 Volvo CX90 on Bloomfield Avenue and entered a local business. When he returned a few minutes later, his vehicle was gone. A witness reported observing three juvenile males enter the vehicle and flee west on Bloomfield Avenue. The vehicle was recovered on April 20 in Newark. 

Tuesday, April 19 — A resident reported observing a blue sedan pull up in front of her residence on Brooklawn Road. A male exited the passenger side of the sedan and was observed entering her son’s vehicle, parked in the driveway. The resident alerted her son, who ran out of his residence and chased the male off. The male retreated to the blue sedan and was last seen fleeing west on Brooklawn Road.  

Tuesday, April 19 — An employee of AAA reported that while attending to a client on Hilltop Place, someone entered his work van and stole several items. He reported a Microsoft Surface laptop, a metal case containing a wedge, two hand pumps for windows, a power supply and a thermos were stolen. 

Wednesday, April 20 — A contractor reported that while performing work at a residence on Warren Place, someone stole his wallet from his van. He reported approximately $1,000 in unauthorized transactions were made to his debit card.

Wednesday, April 20 — A man reported that his 2021 BMW X7 was stolen from his driveway on Gates Avenue. The vehicle was left unlocked with the key inside because he was waiting for a service technician to pick the vehicle up later in the day. 

Wednesday, April 20 — A resident reported that someone entered her vehicle as she was walking her children into her Central Avenue home. The person removed a bag, which contained a laptop computer.  

Thursday, April 21 — A resident reported that his Audi Q7 was stolen from his Heller Way driveway. Members of the State Police Auto Theft Task Force observed the vehicle in Newark discarding the vehicle’s GPS. The occupants of the Audi fled from the vehicle on foot. Five of the six occupants were apprehended.

Thursday, April 21 — A resident reported observing a group of individuals entering his parked Subaru on Summit Avenue. The individuals retreated to an awaiting vehicle and fled west on Summit Avenue. Nothing was reported missing. 

Monday, April 25 — A man reported that he parked his 2021 BMW X7 in the Lackawanna Plaza parking lot. When he returned to the vehicle after dining at a nearby restaurant, the vehicle was gone.  


Thursday, April 21 — A caller reported that while sitting in her Orange Road apartment she heard a noise coming from her rear door. She observed her rear door become ajar but it could not open fully due to the chain lock being engaged. She observed the hand of a male reaching through the door, which caused her to yell. The male fled the scene in a dark colored Mazda. 


Sunday, April 24 — The attendant at the Shell Gas Station on Bloomfield Avenue reported a 2018 Nissan Rouge received a full tank of gas and fled without paying. The vehicle was occupied by three males wearing masks and received $67.11 worth of gas. This Nissan was reported stolen from Newark. 


Tuesday, April 19 — Officers responded to a residence on Walden Place on a report of an unknown person in the home. Officers located a 29-year-old male from East Orange inside of the residence. He was charged with burglary and transported to the Essex County Jail.



Tuesday, April 19 — A 39-year-old male from Montclair was arrested on Bloomfield Avenue on an open warrant from the Essex County Sheriff's Department.

Saturday, April 23 — A 43-year-old male from Newark was arrested on  outstanding warrants from Newark following a motor vehicle stop on Glenridge 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.