$20,000 worth of jewelry, including three diamond rings, stolen from Montclair home, police say

On Friday, June 24, a Montclair woman reported that $20,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from her Berkeley Place home, police said.

The woman told police the missing jewels, stolen from her jewelry box, included two white gold diamond rings for men, a white gold double ring with diamonds from Tiffany & Co. for women and a white gold wedding band for women. Additional items were also taken away, she said.

The following additional activity was reported by Montclair Police in their weekly blotter:


friday june 24 – A man reported that her unlocked vehicle was entered overnight on Union Street and her purse was stolen. The purse contained cash and approximately $900 in miscellaneous items. An online purchase was made using one of his credit cards.

friday june 24 — A resident reported that his briefcase containing an Apple iPad and a ThinkPad computer was stolen from his vehicle overnight on Wildwood Avenue. The briefcase was discovered in a neighbor’s trash can later that morning.

Saturday June 25 — A contractor reported that his backpack was stolen from his truck while working at a residence on Linden Avenue. The bag contained his wallet, cash and credit cards. The cards were used at a McDonalds and Exxon station, both in Newark.

Sunday June 26 – A man reported that he emerged from his Park Street residence at approximately 4:30 a.m. and observed two individuals dressed in dark clothing flee from his neighbor’s vehicle. The vehicle was searched but nothing was reported as missing.

Tuesday, June 28A resident reported that his 2020 BMW 540 was stolen from his driveway on Midland Avenue overnight. The vehicle had been blocked by another vehicle belonging to the resident. This vehicle had been driven over the bushes and the resident’s lawn to get the BMW out. It was located abandoned on the Garden State Parkway near mile marker 146 later that morning.


Saturday June 25 A man has reported that as he was leaving his Oxford Street flat, a 43-inch Roku 1080D TV was stolen from his living room.

Monday, June 27A John’s Automotive employee in Lackawanna Plaza reported that approximately $9,500 was stolen from a safe located in an office. Surveillance video shows a man with a beard wearing a white t-shirt, red shorts, a red baseball cap and black and white sneakers with red laces entering the store through the northwest door on Glenridge Avenue. The man was also carrying a candy box. He is seen entering the office and going through the drawers and filing cabinets, eventually locating the safe. He then flees to Lackawanna Plaza.


friday june 24 A man reported being in Seymour Plaza when he was approached by three young men who began harassing him because of the music he was playing. After an exchange of words, he reports that he was punched in the face by one of the men, knocking him to the ground. He suffered a bruise and abrasions to his face and a cut to his arm. He refused medical treatment. He described his attacker as 5ft 6in tall.


Wednesday June 22Three young men reported that while walking east on Bellevue Avenue in the Norwood Avenue area, they were approached by an elderly man who asked if they had any summer jobs and s wanted to work with him at Yankee Stadium. They described the bald man, wearing a red shirt and walking with a cane. The miners ran home and told their parents.


Wednesday June 22 — A 32-year-old Montclair man was charged with disorderly conduct after causing a disturbance on Bloomfield Avenue.

The police log is based on information provided to the Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department and reflects events as described by the department. It may not reflect the full extent of police activity. All descriptions of illegal activity are allegations only, and anyone mentioned in the blotter is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The MPD encourages anyone who wants to report criminal or suspicious activity, or has information about an ongoing investigation, to call 973-744-1234. In the event of an emergency, residents are asked to call 911.

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