Arrests

Wednesday, July 8 — A 34-year-old Newark resident was arrested on Elm Street after police found that she was wanted on warrants issued by multiple jurisdictions.

Tuesday, July 14 — A 49-year-old New York resident was charged with shoplifting after leaving the Acme on Valley Road without paying for almost $450 in merchandise. 

Sunday, July 19 — A 43-year-old West Orange resident was charged with driving while intoxicated on Llewellyn Road. 

Thefts

Tuesday, July 7 —  A bicycle owner reported that his bicycle was stolen when left unchained in Rand Park on North Fullerton Avenue. 

Friday, July 10 — A CVS employee on Valley Road reported that a female took approximately $30 in merchandise and left the store without paying at approximately 8:55 a.m. 

Saturday, July 11 — A complainant reported that a cellphone was stolen after it was left momentarily unattended while charging near the Siena Building on South Park Street. 

Saturday, July 11 — A North Fullerton Avenue resident reported that four watches, valued at over $33,000, were stolen from his residence.

Monday, July 13 — A vehicle owner reported that a designer bag containing $7,000 in clothing, jewelry and camera equipment was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Watchung Avenue.

Monday, July 13 — A complainant reported that $10 was taken from the counter of the Grove Laundromat on Grove Street.

Tuesday, July 14 — A vehicle owner reported that the catalytic converter was taken from his vehicle on Pine Street.

Thursday, July 16 — A South Park Street resident reported that a watch, valued at $4,500, was stolen from his residence.

Thursday, July 16 — An Edgemont Road property owner reported that a table was stolen from her property.

Friday, July 17 — A vehicle owner reported that his motor vehicle was stolen on Summit Avenue. The vehicle was left unlocked with the keys inside prior to the theft. 

Vandalism

Saturday, July 18 — Police found that a stop sign on North Fullerton Avenue had been vandalized, with the word “FACISM” written in green paint on the sign.

Other

Wednesday, July 8 — A sign reading “F--- THE RACIST POLICE” was found hanging inside the area of the tennis courts at Rand Park on North Fullerton Avenue. 

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.