Shots were fired early Monday morning outside of Cuban Pete's, police said.

At 12:04 a.m., officers were dispatched to 428 Bloomfield Ave. on a report of shots fired. Police said they learned a verbal altercation occurred inside of Cuban Pete’s, ultimately making its way outside and becoming physical.

Four males were reportedly involved in the physical dispute, police said. At one point during the fight, one male brandished a handgun and fired three rounds, police said.

Nobody was hit by the gunfire and there were no injuries reported, according to police. Three Ruger 9 mm shell casings were recovered from the scene, according to police.

The shooter was described as a male, approximately 5 feet and 9 inches tall, with a thin build. He was last seen fleeing on a motorcycle east on Bloomfield Avenue, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Jamar Jones at 973-509-4705.

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


Thursday, Sept. 23 — A Montclair woman reported that upon entering her vehicle on Hillside Avenue she discovered it had been entered and rummaged through. A wallet and a canvas bag valued at $275 were reported missing.

Thursday, Sept. 23 — A man reported that he received an alert from his bank advising him that his debit card was being used at a Boost Mobile store and a Dunkin' in Orange. He then went to his parked vehicle on Plymouth Street and discovered that the car had been entered and his wallet was missing.

Monday, Sept. 27 — A man reported that his vehicle was entered while he was shopping at Acme Market on Valley Road. When he returned to his vehicle, he discovered the following items missing: one pair of black and brown Tom Ford sunglasses valued at $200, one Amazon package containing a yellow commercial power strip/extension cord valued at $50, one commercial blender lid valued at $100 and $100 in cash.

Monday, Sept. 27 — A Montclair woman reported that a package that had been delivered to her residence on Bloomfield Avenue was stolen from her porch. It reportedly contained a dress.


Saturday, Sept. 25 — A man reported that two bicycles were stolen from the common basement area of his apartment building on Park Street. The bikes were described as a red Huffy valued at $180 and a road bike with blue and green accents valued at $300.


Friday, Sept. 24 — A 53-year-old from Morris Plains was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Bloomfield 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.