Numerous motor vehicle crimes and accidents reported in Montclair

MONTCLIRE, NJ – Several Montclair residents reported suspicious car-related crimes and accidents last week, authorities said.

According to the Montclair Police Department, the following incidents were recently reported in the borough.

April 12 (Greenview Rd) – A Greenview Way resident saw a man getting out of a black SUV and walking down her driveway. Then the man got into her car, which was parked in the driveway. The resident shouted at the man who ran back to the SUV and fled north on Greenview Road.

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April 12 (orange route) – One of the victims reported that his catalytic converter had been stolen from his 2000 Honda CRV. The accident reportedly occurred between April 6 and April 7.

April 13 (Clermont Street) – One of the victims reported that her car got in during the night. The car was searched and sunglasses were stolen.

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April 13 (Highland Street) – A resident reported that his home surveillance alerted him to an unidentified man in his driveway entering his 2019 Range Rover. The man then retreated into a waiting white Jeep Cherokee and fled north on Highland Street.

April 13 (Valley Road) – An eyewitness reported seeing two men getting out of a dark BMW SUV in a parking lot on Al Wadi Road and approaching a parked Porsche SUV. The Porsche was locked, so they couldn’t get in. Montclair Police Patrol units spotted a BMW fleeing east on Bloomfield Street. A BMW was later found stolen from Fort Lee.

April 14 (Upper Mountain Street) – One resident reported that two unknown persons opened the gate to his property and got into his unlocked car. Nothing missing has been reported. The suspects fled north on Upper Mountain Street in an SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer.

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