Two pairs of shoes valued at $500 were shoplifted from a Montclair store, police said.

An employee of Sneakers and Cream on Bloomfield Avenue reported to police that at approximately 5:20 p.m. on May 13, a belligerent and possibly intoxicated male person entered the store. After a verbal dispute between the person and employee over the price of a sweatshirt, the person took two pairs of sneakers valued at a total of $500 and a camouflaged hat valued at $30.

The  shoes were a pair of yellow "What The" Jordans, size 10.5, and a beige pair of Adidas Yeezy 380s, size 7.5.

The man was last seen westbound on Bloomfield Avenue on foot.

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


Wednesday, May 12 — A Montclair resident reported that her home’s surveillance system captured an unknown female walking up to the front door of the residence on South Mountain Avenue and ringing the doorbell at 9:28 a.m. After receiving no answer, the female began looking in the front windows to see if someone was home. The female walked down the driveway to a side door and attempted to open the door; however, it was locked. The female then returned to the front door and attempted to open it, but was unsuccessful.


Friday, May 14 — A man reported that he entered his vehicle  on Orange Road and discovered that the glove box and center console had been opened and rummaged through. Phone chargers, a first aid kit and approximately $20 in cash were removed. The vehicle was reportedly left unlocked.


Friday, May 14 — A 36-year-old Montclair resident was charged with driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Orange Road


Monday, May 17 — A Montclair woman reported two burglary attempts on her Sherman Street apartment on May 16 and May 17. At approximately 3 and 4 a.m., she heard someone attempting to gain entry to her apartment via the windows on the east- and south-facing sides of the apartment. The morning after both incidents, she said, she inspected the window and found the screens damaged, cut or removed completely. The resident never observed anybody and entry was not gained.

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.