On Sunday, Feb. 19, a woman reported that she was sitting on a bench on North Fullerton Avenue when she was attacked by two other females. She stated that as a result she sustained multiple minor injuries, including swelling and slight bruising around her right eye, a small laceration on her right hand and palpable swelling on the top of her head. She described the suspects only as two females, one wearing sneakers, black sweatpants, a pink hooded sweatshirt and a brown coat. The second was wearing brown Ugg boots, black sweatpants and a black hooded sweatshirt. She was transported to Mountainside Medical Center by the Montclair Ambulance Unit for treatment.

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


Tuesday, Feb. 14 – A landlord on Elm Street reported that he was inspecting the rear of the property and discovered a plastic bottle and plastic bag that was burned near the central air-conditioning units. It also appeared that the wires to the air-conditioning unit were burned. The incident was turned over to officials with the Montclair Fire Department.


Wednesday, Feb. 15 – A 2021 Acura ILX was stolen from Bloomfield Avenue after the owner left it running and entered a store. She stated that she observed two juvenile males dressed all in black and wearing blue face masks enter her vehicle and flee westbound on Bloomfield Avenue. The vehicle was recovered the following day, unoccupied, in Newark.


Thursday, Feb. 16 – Employees at Ah Pizz! on North Willow Street reported a theft of approximately $820 in cash. An employee reported that he was counting money near the front of the store and walked away from the counter briefly. When he returned, the money was gone. Surveillance footage shows the suspects to be a male and a female. The male was described as being in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches with a stocky build. The female was described as being in her 20s.

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.