Arrests

Sunday, Aug. 16 — A 46-year-old Elizabeth resident was charged with driving while intoxicated on Bloomfield Avenue.

Sunday, Aug. 16  —  A 41-year-old Newark resident was charged with shoplifting approximately $250 in merchandise on Valley Road.

Thefts

Wednesday, Aug. 12 An employee of the Bloomfield Avenue Exxon reported that a male left the store without paying for five packs of cigarettes at approximately 12:45 a.m. The suspect fled east on Bloomfield Avenue toward Elm Street.

Wednesday, Aug. 12 A vehicle owner reported that his wallet was stolen from his vehicle on Miller Street. It is believed that the vehicle was left unlocked prior to the theft.

Wednesday, Aug. 12 A Southern Terrace resident reported that a bicycle was stolen from her garage.

Thursday, Aug. 13 A Wheeler Street resident reported that a portable basketball hoop was stolen from the front of her property.

Thursday, Aug. 13 A Bloomfield Avenue property owner reported that a package containing approximately $30 in merchandise was stolen.

Friday, Aug. 14 A motor vehicle owner reported that his wallet and sunglasses were stolen from his motor vehicle. It is believed that the vehicle was left unlocked prior to the theft.

Sunday, Aug. 16 An employee of the Bloomfield Avenue 7-Eleven reported that three males left the store without paying for approximately $10 in merchandise. 

Sunday, Aug. 16 An employee of the Cali Shop on Bloomfield Avenue reported that his wallet was stolen from a counter.

Vandalism

Tuesday, Aug. 11 A Lincoln Street resident reported that an unidentified suspect threw a rock and broke a window of his residence. 

Wednesday, Aug. 12 While on patrol, police located graffiti, consisting of “ACAB” in red spray paint, on an NJ Transit bridge. 

The police blotter is provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department and may not reflect the complete scope of police activity. Any incidents described are allegations, and any persons mentioned in the blotter are presumed innocent until proven guilty. 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.