Montclair Police Report Rash Of Thefts

Residents are encouraged to make sure their bikes and cars are securely locked.


As summer drew to a close last week, bikes and cars were taken from various locations in Montclair, according to Montclair Police.

Residents reported incidents on Glenridge Avenue, Union Street, Bloomfield Avenue, and at the Bay Street Parking Deck.

Two cases involving cars were reported on Aug. 29. In one, a resident told police her blue 2003 Chrysler was taken from a lot on Glenridge Avenue. In another, a resident said her car was broken into at the Bay Street Parking Deck. She said she had left the car locked but that the windows had been left partially open. 

Also, a resident reported a stolen 16-inch youth BMX bicycle—which had not been locked—from the back of an apartment building on Bloomfield Avenue. And another resident reported a road bicycle taken from an open garage in the back of an apartment building on Union Street.

Police urge residents to register their bicycles and to write down their serial numbers. By doing so, law enforcement officials can more quickly identify the owner of a stolen bike if it is recovered.

At the same time, Montclair Police also released information Tuesday about the arrest of a Newark man picked up for possibly tampering with food at the Pathmark in Lackawanna Plaza.

Det. Lt. Angel Roman said Daron Allen, 32, of Newark was arrested after officers discovered several warrants out for his arrest totaling $1,500 in both Newark and Montclair.

Roman said Allen's most likely still being held pending the posting of bail.

"He is a regular with regard to being a nuisance ... for shoplifting etc. ... at Pathmark," he said.


Judy Brown September 06, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Robberies and Home invasions are increasing rapidly. These thugs know that there is less of a chance getting caught burglarizing a home then robbing businesses. So stay safe, be vigilant, install deadbolts and keep alarm activated. If you don't have an alarm system try the united states security company directory (USSCD) for great affordable home security options.


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