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Montclair Police Blotter: Theft From Motor Vehicles, Bicycle Thefts, Burglary and More


Montclair Police Department

Blotter 08-01-2017




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07-28-2017 (Bellevue Avenue) Mr. Thomas Purnell, 59yoa from Newark, was arrested after being observed trespassing in the rear yard of a residence.  He was found to be in possession of burglary tools.  He was also held on an open warrant out of East Orange.  




07-25-2017 (Glenridge Avenue) Theft of a motorcycle from an apartment complex parking area.  


07-25-2017 (Upper Mountain Avenue) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle.  Loose change, cellular telephone, and charger were taken.  


07-25-2017 (Forest Street) Burglary to the basement storage area of an apartment building.  A bicycle was taken in this incident.  


07-26-2017 (Walnut Street Station) Theft of a bicycle, which had been left locked to the station bike rack.  


07-27-2017 (Van Breeman Court) Theft of a GPS unit from an unlocked motor vehicle.  


07-27-2017 (Riverview Drive West)  Theft of loose change from an unlocked motor vehicle.  


07-27-2017 (Squire Hill Road) Theft of a GPS unit from an unlocked motor vehicle.  


07-27-2017 (Montclair Library, South Fullerton Avenue) Theft of an unlocked bicycle from the library bike rack.  


07-27-2017 (South Fullerton Avenue) Theft of a scooter from the front porch of a residence.  


07-28-2017 (Kings, Valley Road) Theft of two purses from an unlocked vehicle.  


07-29-2017 (Orange Road) Burglary to an apartment.  Access was gained by damaging a door screen.  Jewelry was taken in this incident.  


07-29-2017 (Tony the Tiger, Bellevue Avenue) Burglary to a commercial establishment.  Access was gained through a window.  Cash was taken in this incident.  


07-29-2017 (Rand Parking Lot) Theft from a parked motor vehicle.  Access was gained by smashing out a passenger window.  Jewelry was taken in this incident.  


07-29-2017 (Claremont Avenue) Burglary to a detached garage.  A bicycle was taken in this incident.  There we no signs of forced entry.


D/Lt. David O’Dowd

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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