On Tuesday, Dec. 13, a woman reported to Montclair Police that she was turning her car into the parking lot of Maple Plaza when a pedestrian that she did not see slammed his fists on the hood of her vehicle. The individual then approached the driver’s side of the woman’s vehicle and punched the window. He is described as a male that is 5 feet 7 inches tall to 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing khaki pants and a brown leather jacket. He was last seen walking west on Bloomfield Avenue.


The following additional activity has been reported by Montclair police in their weekly blotter:



Saturday, Dec. 17: A resident reported that she was on the back balcony of her

apartment on Pine Street when she observed two males attempting to enter her neighbor’s vehicle. The resident yelled at the suspects who fled toward Sherman Street. They were described as two tall males, both with slim builds, both wearing all black with surgical face masks. The men were able to open the door to the vehicle but never made entry.



Sunday, Dec. 18: An employee of the General Store on Bellevue Avenue reported that an unknown female entered the store and stole store merchandise without paying. The individual was described as an older female, 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 8 inches tall and blonde hair. She was wearing a white knitted hat, black bubble coat with fur hood and dark sunglasses. She reportedly stole a winter hat.

Sunday, Dec. 18: A complainant reported that an individual continually enters the vestibule to her apartment on Bloomfield Avenue and steals mail and packages belonging to the residents. The individual was described as a male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall to 6 feet tall, slim build, wearing a red sweatshirt with a large white emblem on the back, dark colored jeans and red and white sneakers.


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.