Someone stole a leather-bound witchcraft journal from White Rabbit Black Heart on Friday, police said.

While an employee was assisting other customers, the person took a Benjamin brand burgundy, leather-bound witchcraft journal and left the store, police said.

The person was described as of an unknown gender, 17 to 20 years old, with straight dark hair, wearing black and white skeleton gloves, a black face mask, a denim jean jacket style top and a backpack.

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


Tuesday, May 10 — A resident reported being alerted by a neighbor that an unknown person was inside of their parked 2021 Landrover on Stonebridge Road. The vehicle was parked in the driveway of the residence. The neighbor reported that he was looking out of his window and observed a male exit a black SUV and enter the Landrover. The neighbor began to approach the man, who ran back to the SUV and fled west on Stonebridge Road. 

Saturday, May 14 — A resident reported that he received an alert on his phone that his credit card was being used at the Mission Mart in Montclair. Realizing he did not have his wallet on him, he checked his vehicle and found that it had been entered. Surveillance footage shows someone entering the man's vehicle on Maple Avenue at 2:56 a.m. and removing the wallet.  

Saturday, May 14 — A woman reported that she parked her 2015 Subaru Forrester in the area of North Willow Street and Bloomfield Avenue. When she returned to the car about an hour later, she discovered that her cellphone was missing.  

Saturday, May 14 — A resident reported that he observed a black SUV pull up in front of his Greenview Way residence. A male exited the SUV, ran up the driveway and opened the driver’s side door to the resident’s 2014 Audi. The resident ran out to confront the man who returned to the SUV and fled south on Greenview Way and west on Bellevue Avenue.  

Sunday, May 15 — A 2007 Suzuki three-wheel motorcycle reported stolen from Bloomfield was recovered in the Lackawanna Plaza parking lot. 

Tuesday, May 17 — A 2021 Honda Civic was stolen from a Grenada Place driveway. Surveillance video shows a light-colored sedan pull up in front of the driveway. A slender male approaches the Civic, enters it and flees west on Grenada Place with the light-colored sedan following it. 


Wednesday, May 11 — A 32 year-old male from Montclair was charged with terroristic threats following a verbal dispute 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.