Three cars were stolen from Montclair driveways this week, police said.

On Tuesday, June 28, a 2020 BMW 540 was reported stolen overnight from the driveway of a Midland Avenue residence.

That same day, a 2021 Audi Q5 was reported stolen from the driveway of an Oakwood Avenue residence. The vehicle was taken sometime overnight. It was recovered the next day in Newark.

On Thursday, June 30, a 2022 BMW X5 was reported stolen from the driveway of a Godfrey Road residence. The vehicle was stolen during the prior evening or overnight hours.

Two cars stolen out of other cities were also discovered parked and unoccupied in Montclair this week, police said.

On June 29, patrols discovered a 2017 Lincoln Continental on South Willow Street that had been reported stolen out of Philadelphia earlier in the month.

On June 30, patrols discovered a 2014 BMW 3-Series on Valley Road that had been reported stolen out of Clifton in June 28.

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


Friday, July 1 — An unlocked Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van was entered and a wallet was stolen in the Lackawanna Plaza parking lot.

Friday, July 1 — A blue “SC” bicycle was stolen from an apartment building garage on Pine Street.

Sunday, July 3 — Cash was stolen from two motor vehicles on Prescott Avenue.

Sunday, July 3 — A backpack was stolen from a car on Northview Avenue.


Saturday, July 2 — A vehicle fire was reported on Draper Terrace. No injuries were reported.

Sunday, July 3 — A fire was reported at Tinga Fresh Mexican and BBQ on Bellevue Avenue. No injuries were reported.

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.