On Monday, April 3, a woman reported that she was exiting her friend’s apartment when she noticed a group of men dragging another man down the stairs. She reported that when the men noticed that she  was observing them, they approached her, struck her in her face and pushed her out into the street. The men reportedly fled in a truck eastbound on Bloomfield Avenue. The female was transported to Mountainside Medical Center for evaluation. Responding officers were unable to locate the male.

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

Suspicious incident

Thursday, March 30: A resident reported that his home surveillance system detected motion on his property on South Mountain Avenue at approximately 3:15 a.m. Upon viewing the footage, an unknown person is seen circling the resident’s property trying multiple doors before he is seen walking west on Hoburg Place out of sight. The individual was not able to gain entry into the residence. He was described as a male, wearing a light-colored full-zip Nike hooded sweatshirt, dark colored Nike sweatpants and a face mask.

 

Theft

Sunday, April 2: A resident reported that she placed a set of golf clubs outside of her residence on Warman Street at 2:30 p.m. When she returned to retrieve them at 4:30 p.m. she discovered they were no longer there. The custom clubs and bag were valued at approximately $2,500.

Monday, April 3: The manager at Ani Ramen on Bloomfield Avenue reported that two customers were seated at the restaurant and after becoming seemingly upset at the menu, requested to see the manager. As the manager was approaching the table, he observed the patrons exiting with a large bag of takeout items. They were followed onto Church Street before they entered a mid-size gray SUV. They were last seen traveling west on Church Street. They were described as a tall male in his 30s or 40s wearing a gray jacket and gray baseball hat and a female in her 30s or 40s with blond hair wearing a white jacket and a blue or gray knitted hat.

 

Motor vehicle crime

Sunday, April 2: A man reported that his black Chevy Malibu was stolen from a parking space in Glenmont Square on Bloomfield Avenue. The man had been dining at Panera Bread and when he exited, he discovered his car was missing. Responding officers located the vehicle in the rear of Glenmont Square, unoccupied. It appeared the vehicle had mounted the curb and the individuals immediately fled.

 

Attempted Burglary

Monday, April 3: A resident reported that he heard voices outside of his residence on Upper Mountain Avenue at approximately 10 p.m. followed by a loud bang as if someone was attempting to break into his home. The noise came from the backdoor area of his residence. When the resident went to investigate, he observed two males on his property. They were described as approximately 5 feet 7 inches in height, wearing ski masks and light-colored sneakers. The males had ripped off the window seal from the resident’s back window. Upon noticing the resident watching them, the males fled the scene on foot, south on Upper Mountain Avenue. The resident also noticed that the males attempted to remove the tarp from a covered Corvette.