Two bikes, one ATV and a car all went missing from Montclair residents during one weekend, police said.

On April 24, a Montclair resident reported that someone made entry into his detached garage and removed two bicycles. The locks to the bicycles were cut off, police said. The resident described the bikes as a green Bianchi valued at $959 and an Onyx motor bike valued at $4,032.

That same day, someone reported that his blue and lime green 2020 Yamaha ATV bike was stolen from the back of his pickup truck. The ATV had a “973” sticker on front and a “Yamaha 450” sticker on the side. The ATV was valued at $12,000, police said.

On April 25, a resident reported his white 2021 Audi Q3 was stolen from his driveway during the overnight hours. The vehicle was recovered, unoccupied, later that day after being involved in a motor vehicle accident in Newark, police said.

Montclair police also reported the following incidents in their weekly blotter:

Criminal Mischief

Tuesday, April 20 — An officer conducting a walk through of the South End Business District observed illegible graffiti on a large planter between buildings. The graffiti was only described as black writing.

Wednesday, April 21 — A passerby reported that the front door to a
residential-commercial building was shattered. The door appeared to have been kicked in. Residents reported hearing a male and female arguing during the overnight hours.


Thursday, April 22 —The driver of an NJ Transit bus reported that a passenger he'd picked up in Newark boarded the bus irate and began berating him. When the passenger exited at Elm and Washington Street, in Montclair he spit on the driver. He was described as wearing black pants, a grey jacket and a black hooded sweatshirt.


Wednesday, April 21 — Someone reported that approximately $100 worth of medication that had been delivered had been stolen from her porch. The package was reportedly delivered on April 14.

Sunday, April 25 — A volunteer for the Iris Gardens reported that a female entered the garden at approximately 8 a.m. and removed between 20 and 30 of the iris flowers and placed them in her purse. The flowers were valued anywhere between $5 and $100.

Warrant arrests

April 21, 2021 — A 39-year-old from Yonkers, NY was arrested on an open warrant out of Montclair following a motor vehicle stop.

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.