Dispute

Saturday, Dec. 12 — Officers on patrol on Bloomfield Avenue saw a physical altercation in front of Royal Bagel involving upwards of 25 people. Upon observing the arriving patrol units, most individuals fled the scene in multiple directions. Two male individuals were detained, and both were suffering from lacerations to their hands and arms. Montclair EMS responded, but both parties refused medical attention. Preliminary investigation revealed the altercation began at Antika Grill, located next door. Two storefront windows of Royal Bagel were shattered, along with the entry/exit glass door. The incident remains under investigation. 

Theft

Tuesday, Dec. 8 — A Charles Street resident reported seeing two individuals take a package off her neighbor’s porch. She yelled at them, and one of the suspects placed the package back before continuing east on Charles Street and then south on Nishuane Road. 

Wednesday, Dec. 9 — A vehicle owner reported that he had left his vehicle parked, running and unattended while he made a pickup at a Church Street business. When he returned five minutes later, the vehicle was gone. The vehicle was recovered days later, parked and unoccupied, on First Street in Newark. 

Wednesday, Dec. 9 — A vehicle owner reported that her vehicle was entered on Greenwood Avenue between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. while she was at work. A Louis Vuitton purse valued at $1,300, two checks and the owner’s work identification were reported missing. The owner was unsure if the vehicle was locked.

Friday, Dec. 11 — A Union Street resident reported that her Ring doorbell camera was removed from her front door. The device was valued at approximately $100.

Friday, Dec. 11 — A complainant reported that an unknown person stole her Apple iPhone 11 as it was charging inside of Noches de Colombia. Surveillance footage shows a male removing the phone as he was leaving the restaurant. The phone was valued at approximately $500. 

Vandalism

Wednesday, Dec. 9 — A vehicle owner reported that her vehicle was damaged at some point during the day on Church Street. Damage to the vehicle included key marks along the driver’s side door, consistent with someone intentionally damaging the paint. 

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.