More than $90,000 of jewelry stolen from a Montclair home, police say
More than $90,000 of jewelry was stolen from a Montclair woman while she moved homes, police said.
On Sept. 18, a woman reported a large amount of jewelry missing from her home on Clinton Avenue. She was in the process of moving, according to police, and as a result has had numerous people in her home.
She described the jewelry as a Bvlgari B.Zero1 pink rose gold ring valued at $1,300, a Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée yellow gold and diamond bracelet valued at $60,000 and a Cartier Trinity diamond white, yellow and rose gold ring valued at $30,000.
The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter:
Friday, Sept. 17 — A resident reported that he parked his vehicle in front of his Woodland Avenue residence at 7:15 p.m. When he returned approximately 15 minutes later, he discovered his door was ajar and the interior was rummaged through. Missing at this time were an undetermined amount of MetLife Stadium parking passes.
Sunday, Sept. 19 — A man reported that he locked his bicycle to a light post on Bloomfield Avenue at 2 p.m. When he returned to it at 3:30 p.m., he discovered the bicycle and lock were missing. The bike was described as a gray Cannondale CAADX men’s road bike valued at $1,500.
Monday, Sept. 20 — A woman reported that her daughter’s bicycle was stolen from the bike rack in front of Glenfield Middle School. It was described as a Brave Lynx brand 26” black mountain style bike with blue lettering on it. The word “Revered” was on the front neck of the bike. It was valued at $415.
Friday, Sept. 17 — Officers responded to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street on a report of an assault. A man reported that he got into a dispute with an individual with whom he is familiar. The altercation escalated, and the man who reported the incident was struck in the face by the other man with a closed fist. The individual was no longer on scene. The man who reported the incident suffered a laceration to his forehead and was transported to Mountainside hospital.
Saturday, Sept. 18 — Officers responded to the Shell Gas Station on Bloomfield Avenue on a report of a dispute between the gas station attendant and a juvenile male. The attendant reported that a juvenile male with whom he'd had issues int he past refused to leave the inside of the store, and an argument ensued. Prior to leaving, the juvenile struck the attendant in the arm with a gardening rake. He suffered an abrasion to his right elbow but refused medical attention.
Monday, Sept. 20 — Officers responded to the area of Park Street and Watchung Avenue on a report of an erratic driver. Witnesses reported a blue BMW driving aggressively in the area. Officers located the vehicle parked in the parking lot of Montclair Motors on Watchung Avenue with the driver asleep. When officers woke the driver up, he refused to exit the vehicle and instead reversed, striking a marked patrol unit as well as a parked and unoccupied vehicle. The BMW then struck a dumpster before fleeing east on Watchung Avenue at a high rate of speed. It was last seen being pursued by the New Jersey State Police on the Garden State Parkway South.
Friday, Sept. 17 — A 25-year-old from Montclair was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle accident on Bloomfield 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.