Police & Fire

Top Stories


West Orange and Montclair Students Stranded on Buses, in Schools for Hours, Due to Storm

November 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange and Montclair students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state area, as schools were being dismissed.

As of 9 p.m. on Thursday, West Orange children were still stranded.

Many school districts in New Jersey called for early ...

Multi-Town Firefighters Battle Montclair Blaze in the Snow

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley Rd. on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources.

Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries at this time.

Details have not yet been released by the Montclair Fire Department. 

Story ...

28-Year-Old Montclair Woman Identified in Fatal NJ Transit Train Strike in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal accident in Montclair involving a NJ Transit train headed for New York Penn Station, Tuesday morning.

According to NJ Transit spokesperson, Lisa Torbic, Joan Juengling was identified as the victim. She was struck by the NJ Transit train near the Watchung Station, however, details have not ...

Trespasser Fatally Injured by NJ Transit Train in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - NJ Transit officials suspended service on the Montclair-Boonton line in both directions for nearly an hour, early Tuesday morning. The cause, fatal strike of a trespasser, officials confirm.

The train was traveling to New York Penn Station from Montclair State University at 4:55 AM, when the person was struck, said NJ Transit spokesperson Jim Smith.

Only 10 ...

Female Fatally Stabbed in Montclair on Monday, Police Confirm

Story developing....

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Law enforcement officials have confirmed the fatal stabbing of a female victim in Montclair on Monday. The exact location and details surrounding the homicide have not yet been released.

However, eyewitnesses reported seeing police bring someone in a body bag out of a building located at 50 Greenwood Avenue sometime around 3pm. 

Additional ...

Verona Residents Arrested After Police Breakup Underage Party

VERONA, NJ - Four people were arrested on Oct. 26 after Verona police broke up a large party on Cypress Avenue.

According to reports, police responded at around 9 p.m. to a call of a large fight in progress.  When they arrived, the officers observed approximately 150 teenagers fleeing the area.  

Officers approached the residence where they found an adult man with facial ...

Police Investigate After Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Two Cars

Newark – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced today that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident.


At approximately 6:30 a.m. today a male was ...

Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Montclair Near Montclair Kimberley Academy

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police shut down the upper part of Bloomfield Avenue near the vicinity of Montclair Kimberley Academy on Wednesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality, reports say.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is currently investigating the accident, in which, an adult male was struck and killed, law enforcement officials ...

'Armed and Dangerous' Attorney At-Large Was Sued for Sexual Harassment by Employee, Reports Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ – James R. Ray, III is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his child's mother, Angela Bledsoe.

The fatal shooting that claimed the life of a Montclair woman has thrust the suspected killer into the forefront. Many neighbors in this quiet Montclair community are left wondering, just who is James R. Ray?

Ray had his own law firm specializing in ...

Homicide in Montclair Claims the Life of 44-Year-Old Woman; Child's Father At-Large

NEWARK, NJ – Law enforcement officials are searching for a 55-year-old attorney, who is suspected of fatally shooting his child's mother in Montclair, 44-year-old Angela Bledsoe.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


Missing 15 Year Old From Mountain Lakes Last Seen in Philadelphia; Could Be in Ohio

November 11, 2018

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the corner of Race and 5th Streets, at approximately 3 p.m. the afternoon of November 3.

Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric ...