Wednesday, Dec. 16 — A female victim reported that while she was walking west on Claremont Avenue, a vehicle, also traveling westbound, pulled up beside her, and the male driver asked her where the nearest gas station was. Upon approaching the vehicle, the victim reported that the driver had his genitals exposed and was masturbating. The vehicle then fled west on Claremont Avenue. 


Tuesday, Dec. 15 — A vehicle owner reported that her vehicle, which she believes was locked, was entered during the overnight hours on Pine Street. Missing from the vehicle are two pairs of sunglasses, with a total value of $800; a GPS unit, and miscellaneous CDs. 

Monday, Dec. 21 — A Grove Street resident reported that two Amazon packages were stolen at 2:10 p.m. Surveillance video shows a female, who had been walking north on Grove Street, walking up to the porch and grabbing the packages before continuing north on Grove Street. The value of the packages was $50.

Monday, Dec. 21 — A Bloomfield Avenue resident reported that a package containing an Apple iPhone 5 was delivered to her apartment building on Friday, Dec. 18. When she went to retrieve the package, it was missing. 

Monday, Dec. 21 — A Bloomfield Avenue resident reported that she was notified at 2:51 p.m. that an Amazon package was delivered to her apartment. When she went to retrieve the package, it was gone. The value of the merchandise was estimated to be $90. 


Sunday, Dec. 20 — Patrol units responded to Egan and Sons’ on Walnut Street on a report of a dispute. Two females were reported to have been engaged in a physical altercation. One party left the scene prior to police arrival. The remaining party stated that she was struck in the face by the suspect. She said she was not injured and refused medical attention. 

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 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.