UPDATE: Montclair Police Department reminds all residents to lock their vehicles while unattended.  We also advise against storing valuables in the passenger compartment of vehicles.  We have been experiencing an increase in thefts from motor vehicles across the township.  The area most affected is Valley Road and its neighboring streets in the northern end of town.  In almost every reported incident, the vehicle targeted had been left unlocked.  Please contact the Police Department immediately should you observe anything unusual. 

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The following blotter was published by the Montclair Police Department on July 11, 2017.

Arrest:

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07-05- 2017 (Valley Road) Mr. Samuel Kirkman, 19yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with

Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Mischief, Obstruction, and Possession of Fraudulent Identification. This

arrest followed a disturbance in the street.

07-07- 2017 (Brooklawn Road) Ms. Karen Hill, 53yoa from Orange, was arrested and charged with

Burglary after being observed by patrol officers entering an unlocked vehicle and attempting to steal

items from the vehicle.

07-07- 2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Julyien Saintil, 24yoa from Newark, was arrested on open warrants

out of New Providence, Ridgefield, Newark, and Union.

07-07- 2017 (Forest Street) Mr. David Van, 44yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant out

of Montclair.

07-09- 2017 (South Fullerton Avenue) Mr. Eric Robbs, 49yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open

warrant out of Union.

Burglary/Theft:

07-05- 2017 (Washington Avenue) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Loose change was taken in this

incident.

07-05- 2017 (Afterglow Way) Theft of a pocketbook, purse, and clothing items from a parked vehicle.

Access was gained by prying a door lock.

07-06- 2017 (Glenridge Avenue) Theft of a purse and a laptop from an unlocked motor vehicle.

07-07- 2017 (Marquette Road) Theft of a 2001 white Honda Accord from a residential driveway.

07-07- 2017 (Glenwood Avenue) Theft from two unlocked motor vehicles at a residence. Loose change

was taken.

07-07- 2017 (Valley Road) An unlocked motor vehicle was rummaged through, but nothing taken.

07-07- 2017 (Overlook Road) A parked motor vehicle was rummaged through, but nothing taken. There

was no sign of forced entry.

07-07- 2017 (Marion Road) An unlocked motor vehicle was rummaged through. Unknown if anything is

missing.

07-07- 2017 (Marion Road) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Loose change was taken in this

incident.

07-07- 2017 (Marion Road) Theft from two unlocked motor vehicles parked in a driveway. Loose change

was taken.

07-07- 2017 (Valley Road) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. A pair of sunglasses were taken in this

incident.

07-07- 2017 (Overlook Road) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. A cellular telephone charger was

taken.

07-07- 2017 (Elston Road) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Loose change was taken in this

incident.

07-07- 2017 (Beverly Road) Theft from unlocked motor vehicle. Personal documents were taken in this

incident.

07-07- 2017 (Marquette Road) An unlocked vehicle was entered and its interior rummaged through. It

does not appear that anything was taken.

07-07- 2017 (Montclair Antique Center, Church Street) Burglary to a commercial establishment. Jewelry

was taken in this incident.

07-08- 2017 (Faraj Enterprise, Bloomfield Avenue) Burglary to a commercial establishment. A gaming

system was taken in this incident. Access was gained by damaging a door.

07-08- 2017 (Watchung Train Station) Theft of a bicycle which had been left chained to a street sign.

07-09- 2017 (Sunset Park) Theft of loose change from a parked vehicle.

07-09- 2017 (Valley Place) An unlocked motor vehicle was rummaged through, but nothing reported

missing.

07-10- 2017 (Cooper Avenue) Theft of a 2016 black Subaru CrossTrek from a driveway.

07-10- 2017 (Cooper Avenue) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. The contents of a purse were

taken.

07-10- 2017 (Marion Road) An unlocked motor vehicle was entered but nothing reported missing.

07-10- 2017 (Cooper Avenue) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Loose change was taken in this

incident.

07-10- 2017 (Cooper Avenue) An unlocked vehicle was entered but nothing was noticed missing.

07-10- 2017 (Cooper Avenue) An unlocked motor vehicle was entered and loose change taken.

07-10- 2017 (Cooper Avenue) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. Credit cards and cash were taken.

07-10- 2017 (Cooper Avenue) An unlocked motor vehicle was entered and loose change taken.

07-10- 2017 (Cooper Avenue) Two unlocked vehicles were entered in a driveway but nothing was

reported missing from either vehicle.

07-10- 2017 (Lackawanna Plaza) Theft from a vehicle with a malfunctioning door lock. An iPad and loose

change was taken.