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Car Break-Ins, Residential Burglaries Reported in Montclair

The Montclair Police Department reported two cars with their windows smashed and three homes broken into.

Car Break-Ins, Residential Burglaries Reported in Montclair


Two vehicles parked and three homes in Montclair were broken into during the last week of January, according to Montclair Police. 

A woman reportedly found the driver-side window of her 2007 Mercedes Benz GL4 shattered while it was parked on the corner of S. Fullerton Avenue and The Crescent around 3 p.m. on Jan. 24. A camera, worth about $1,200, was missing, according to police. 

The woman told police the camera was left in plain view on the driver-side floor. 

Then on Jan. 30 at 6:11 p.m., a female owner of a Lexus told police she returned to find the driver-side window of her car smashed while it was parked in the Plymouth Street parking lot. The woman reported a Michael Khors purse missing. 

Someone attempted to break into a home on Bellevue Avenue between Jan. 26 and 28. The owner of the residence found pry marks on rear door of the home. No one managed to get inside, according to police.   

On Jan. 28, a home on Washington Street was broken into for the fourth time in the past few months, according to police. The rear door of the home was kicked in and the residence ransacked. 

Nothing from the Washington Street home appeared to be stolen, according to police. 

A woman living on Brainard Street told police on Jan. 30 she left her house between 9:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., and when she returned she found someone had broken into her home.  

The rear door to the home was damaged and the glass was either smashed or kicked in, according to police. The resident reported missing diamond pendants, a necklace, earrings, a bracelet, a watch, chains and a white laptop. 

Anyone with information about these incidents can call the Montclair Police Department Detective Bureau, at (973) 509 4724. 

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