Mulitiple packages stolen from Montclair residents, police say
Three packages were stolen from residents in Montclair over the last several days, police said.
On June 11, a resident reported a package containing an engagement ring was stolen from Valley Road. No description of the ring was provided, according to police.
On June 13, a man reported an Amazon package containing clothes was stolen from his porch on Park Street. Surveillance at the residence shows a male in what looked like a UPS uniform approach the porch and take the package, police said. The male was described as having a medium build, wearing a mask, a UPS shirt and brown shorts. It is unknown if the male actually works at UPS.
On June 14, a resident reported that on June 11 an Amazon package was stolen at 12:03 p.m. from the resident's Morningside Avenue porch. Police said a male was seen approaching the residence in a dark gray sedan, according to police. The male was described as in his late teens or early 20s, wearing gray Champion sweatpants, a light gray beanie, and a Navy blue T-shirt with a white band across the front chest.
The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter:
Thursday, June 10 — A man reported his Trek Roscoe six-speed mountain bike with a red frame was stolen from Glenfield Park. The bicycle was valued at $1300.
Thursday, June 10 — The manager at the CVS Pharmacy on Claremont Avenue reported that she observed a woman filling a white CVS bag with numerous beauty products. The woman then left through the front entrance of the store without paying. The manager confronted the woman outside and told her to return the bag with goods, or the manager would call the police. The woman began to argue with the manager but ultimately dropped the CVS bag on top of the trash can and then fled east through the CVS parking lot on foot.
Friday, June 11 — A man reported an unknown person or people removed the catalytic converter to his 1998 Ford E350 cargo van. The vehicle was parked in an Orange Road parking lot during the overnight hours.
Friday, June 11 — The manager at CVS Pharmacy on Claremont Avenue reported observing a known shoplifter enter the business. The man stole $860 worth of energy drinks and vitamins before fleeing the store. He entered a waiting vehicle and fled north on Pine Street. The vehicle was a white 2010 Jeep Compass registered out of Newark.
Saturday, June 12 — A man reported his wife’s Multitrack Trek bicycle was stolen from the rear of a North Fullerton address. The thief cut the lock prior to taking it.
Wednesday, June 9 — A man reported he believes his apartment on Bloomfield Avenue was entered while he was moving into it. He reported that while moving boxes into the apartment, an unknown person removed a black Timbuk2 messenger bag from the kitchen table. The bag was valued at $120 and contained various sentimental items.
Monday, June 14 — A resident reported that at some point between 9 a.m. on June 10 and 1 p.m. on June 14, an unknown person attempted to gain access to the person's residence on Valley Road. The rear French doors appeared to have been pushed in, causing damage to the weather stripping and middle hinges. Entry does not appear to have been gained.
Tuesday, June 8 — The property manager for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Pine Street reported that a cast iron outdoor light fixture was damaged and removed from the wall. It was valued between $800 and $1000.
Monday, June 14 — A 46-year-old female from South Amboy was arrested on Bloomfield Avenue on open warrants out of Wall Township.
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.