Police & Fire

After Spotting Montclair Police, Man Takes Off Running Through Neighborhood


MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have beefed up patrol after recent string of burglaries in Montclair. While patrolling along Harrison Avenue around 11p.m. on May 5, officers noticed a male walking down the street. After spotting detectives, he suddenly took off running.

Lt. David O'Dowd, of the Montclair Police Department, said, "Detectives were patrolling that area as a result of the recent burglary incidents we have been experiencing."  

He had been walking in the 100 block of Harrison Avenue at approximately 11:00pm. 

Sign Up for E-News

O' Dowd added, "The suspect ran up Harrison and into a back yard in the area of Charles Street."  

Detectives observed that he had discarded some CDS/Marijuana on the ground as he fled. 

A perimeter was set up and the Sheriff's office K-9 units were called to assist, but were unsuccessful in locating the male in the vicinity of Harrison Avenue, Graham Terrace and Charles Street.

He was described as an African American male in his early 20’s, approximately 5’5” in height, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans. 

There were no burglaries reported in that area. 


TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Cedar Grove Police: No Charges Filed in Memorial Middle School Social Media Incident

March 20, 2018

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police announced that the investigation into a "concerning" comment made by a Memorial Middle School via social media in late February has concluded and no charges have been filed.

According to police, the comment, which was reportedly made on Instagram Live, could not be substantiated and there was no probable cause to file a charge.  Police ...

Bloomfield Commemorates Restoration of Historic Theodore Ward House at 41 Park Place

March 20, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Township Council presented a proclamation to Lou and Cynthia Mandarakas for their restoration of the Theodore Ward House at 41 Park Place. The Mandarakases purchased the 130-year-old home in 2008 and financed the cost of interior and exterior restorations.

Built in 1887 by Theodore Hastings Ward, an early president of the Bloomfield Saving Bank, the Victorian ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, March 21, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Understanding Liver Disease

Health & Wellness

Wed, March 21, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Financial Seminar at Montclair Public Library

Business & Finance

Wed, March 21, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

Montclair Police Blotter: Vehicles Struck by Falling Trees, Attempted Burglary to Gates Ave. Residences and More

March 15, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ- The following blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on  March 13, 2018. 

03-07- 2018 (Orange Road) Attempted burglary to a residence. The suspect was not successful in gaining
access to the residence. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.
03-10- 2018 (North Fullerton Avenue) Theft of delivered packages ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Will Your Air Travels Be Impacted by Our Fourth Nor’easter (Fourth? Is it the End?)

March 20, 2018

TAPintoTravels - After three Nor’easters, you would think we could catch a break. They do say the fourth one is always the best.  This time, we should be very well practiced.

By now, you know the drill. This article has advice on local and airline support services. You may want to bookmark the page for future reference. 

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email ...