While walking from her residence to South Park Street on May 27, a 13-year-old girl was approached by an unknown male in a vehicle, police said.

The man told the girl, "Hey come over to my car. Let me get your Snapchat,” police said they were told. The girl refused and the man then said, “Hey get in my car,” police said. The girl again refused and the man drove away, headed north on Orange Road toward Hillside Avenue, according to police.

The only description of the vehicle was a grey four door sedan. No make or model was provided. Anyone with information can contact Detective Jamar Jones at 973-509-4705.

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


Thursday, May 27 — A Montclair resident reported he was on the third floor of his Prospect Avenue residence and heard a noise coming from the staircase. Upon investigating the noise, he observed an unknown man in the stairwell. The unknown person said, “I rang the doorbell but nobody answered. Is Nick home?” police were told. The resident told the man that nobody by that name lived at the residence, and the man left the home, walking south on Prospect Avenue toward Claremont Avenue.


Thursday, May 27 — A man reported his bicycle was stolen from the fifth level of the Orange Road parking deck. The bicycle was described as a white and blue SE “Big Ripper,” with checkered white and blue pads, black tires, blue rims, silver cranks, 29-inch wheels and a long black scratch on top of the frame. It was valued at $749.

Friday, May 28 — A municipal employee reported that a Montclair Township Animal Control vehicle that had been parked in the Walnut Street parking lot had been stolen. The vehicle was a 1999 White Ford Econoline van with “Montclair” in blue lettering displayed on the front driver and passenger-side doors. The vehicle was recovered May 29, parked and unoccupied, on Mount Prospect Avenue in Newark.

Friday, May 28 — A woman reported her apartment on Church Street was entered between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Entry appeared to have been gained by force through the front door. Nothing was reported missing at this time.


Friday, May 28 — A man reported that he parked his vehicle in the Kings supermarket parking lot on Valley Road and when he returned, he discovered his front windshield cracked and a dent in the passenger-side door.


Thursday, May 27 — An 18-year-old man from Montclair was arrested on Bloomfield Avenue on open warrants out of Montclair.

Thursday, May 27 — A 62-year-old man from Montclair was charged with driving while intoxicated following a single-car motor vehicle accident on Trinity Place.

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.