Officers responded to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and New Street on July 7 after a report of a man brandishing a revolver, police said.

The man was described as thin with a full black beard, wearing a gray tracksuit and a Yankees hat.

A man told police he was approached by the man with the Yankees hat, who began inquiring about his tattoos. The man told police the man with the hat next pulled a silver revolver from his pocket, held it on him, and kept questioning him about the tattoos. The man with the hat then fled east on Bloomfield Avenue.

This incident is currently under investigation.

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


Sunday, July 11 — A 2020 Audi A5 was stolen from in front of a Talbot Street residence between midnight and 3 a.m. The vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle accident at Chestnut Street and Watson Avenue in West Orange. Two unidentified males were witnessed fleeing from the vehicle after the crash.

Sunday, July 11 — A 2019 BMW X5 was stolen from the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Midland Avenue. The vehicle was unattended and running while the owner was inside of a store.


Thursday, July 8 — The manager of the Claremont Avenue CVS reported observing two men and one woman in the personal hygiene section placing various items into their clothing. The man and woman then fled the store without paying, knocking over a display case in the process. One man was described as 20 to 25 years old, with a medium build, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing a black hoodie with gray sweatpants and black shoes. The second man was described as 20 to 25 years old, with thin build, approximately 5 feet and 8 inches tall, wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. The woman was described as 20 to 25 years old with a medium build, approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall, wearing a black T-shirt, leggings and white slippers. Proceeds were approximately $142 in merchandise. The men and woman were recognized by store management as habitual shoplifters.

Sunday, July 11 — A Glenside Terrace resident reported a package theft occurred on July 9 between 2:17 and 2:20 p.m. The package contained a Segway Ninebot valued at $900. Surveillance footage shows a dark blue or black vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord, approach the residence. An unknown person wearing a ski mask, a dark shirt and dark shorts exited the front passenger side of the vehicle and approached the residence. The person proceeded to steal the package then return to the vehicle and place the package in the rear seat before fleeing south on Glenside Terrace towards Bellevue Avenue.

Sunday, July 11 — Management at the Bloomfield Avenue CVS reported having been alerted by  customers that an unknown man was seen stealing several bottles of lotion. He was described as 40 to 50 years old, wearing a black hat, a black backpack, a dark-colored sweat shirt and sweatpants. Surveillance shows the man take approximately 10 to 15 bottles of lotion.


Sunday, July 11 — A man reported hat he was sleeping in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and North Willow Street when a white sedan pulled up next to him. Three males exited the vehicle and took the victim's phone from him by force after a brief struggle. No injuries were reported.


Sunday, July 11 — A 26-year-old woman from New York was charged with driving while intoxicated following a single -ar motor vehicle accident on South Mountain 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.