Police & Fire

February 26, 2019

Downed wires are dangerous. Here’s what to do if you encounter one. Downed power lines can carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or even death. If you come across a low or fallen line, adhere to the following safety tips, the Electrical Safety Foundation says. If ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair and Jersey City Police have apprehended a suspect who is accused of taking more than $400,000 in cash and jewels during a string of burglaries in Montclair, officials announced. "This arrest is the result of a lengthy investigation into over 50 residential burglaries ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 28-year-old Montclair man was arrested in Newark in connection with a shooting that occurred in the vicinity of the Finest Cuts Unisex barbershop, Montclair Police officials annouced Tuesday. On November 17, 2018, at approximately 7:00PM, officers were dispatched to the area of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ –Two Montclair police officers were promoted and one achieved permanent status during a swearing-in ceremony held Monday, February 11 in Municipal Council Chambers. Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat administered the oath of office to Michael DeGrazio, Kevin Webb and Erica ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police officials are on the lookout for a man who is suspected of robbing the CVS on Claremont Avenue on Wednesday. According to reports, a man demanded money from a cashier at the CVS store on Claremont Avenue around 1:51am. He approached the checkout counter ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – In an effort to continue to strengthen the bond between local officials and residents, 4th Ward Councilwoman Renee Baskerville, M.D. hosted a Community Meeting on Tuesday evening at First Montclair House on Walnut Street. There was a wide array of topics discussed by various ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 16-year-old female reported to Montclair Police on January 15, that a male driver exposed himself to her. According to reports, she was jogging on Lincoln Street at approximately 7:50pm, when she observed a dark colored sedan pull up along side her. The victim informed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Saturday morning blaze has displaced several families. Located at 55 Grove Street, near the intersection of Glenridge Avenue, firefighters were able to douse the flames and evacuate the families affected. This comes just hours before,what is predicted to be one of the largest ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have located a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, officials say. The investigation concluded with police determining that it was a misunderstanding after an Uber driver began circling the area looking for a scheduled pickup and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are in search of a suspect accused of attempting to give an 11-year-old girl a ride, officials say. According to reports, the incident occurred on January 2 at 7am, when an 11-year-old was approached by an unidentified male in a vehicle, at the corner of ...

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VERONA, NJ - Verona police arrested a Livingston man on Monday after a brief pursuit and charged him with suspicion of driving while intoxicted.   Guipps Laguerre, 38, was taken into custody after a pursuit on Bloomfield Avenue which ended in Montclair when his vehicle struck a curb and became ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A Montclair woman is facing drug and alcohol charges after a traffic stop on route 15 south.  On December 23, around 11:30 a.m. Officer Steven Guido stopped Deborah Santiago, 49 in a white Mazda SUV for a broken license plate light, police report. Guido smelled marijuana in the car ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Police Department will be conducting a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on Bloomfield Ave. beginning in the late evening on Saturday, December 29, lasting until the following day, in response to statistics demonstrating a disproportionate number of impaired driving incidents ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM to benefit residents who were displaced by the Walnut Street fire that occurred on November 15. The event will take place at Ruthie's BBQ Pizza, located at 64 1/2 Chestnut Street in Montclair, ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Two men were killed in a single-vehicle crash in Glen Ridge around 10 p.m. on November 26, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced on Friday.  Preliminary reports stated that Montclair Police Officers attempted a motor vehicle stop of a 2008 Mercedes ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Law enforcement officials have charged Kenneth Jones of Montclair, with the fatal stabbing of Tameeka Johnson, 41, also of Montclair. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Thursday, that Jones of Montclair has ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Glen Ridge Police officials were at the scene investigating an accident on Bloomfield Avenue between the intersections of Ridgewood Avenue and Hillside Avenue on Monday around 10:30 p.m. According to eyewitnesses, Montclair fire officials ...

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UPDATE: Power was restored sometime around noon, officials announced. GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Glen Ridge Police are reporting traffic delays due to a power outage near the intersection of Bloomfield Ave. and Ridgewood Ave. Travelers are encouraged to allow for additional time.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than two dozen Rutgers faculty members signed an open letter to President Robert Barchi blasting university police for turning over a suspect to ICE agents. "This action by the Rutgers University Police is a direct violation of your repeated assurances that Rutgers was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Shots were fired on Bloomfield Avenue near the area of Mission Street on Saturday. Chaos erupts and a man, hit by a bullet, runs into a local business and collapses on the floor. With the suspect on the loose, police search for clues. Approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were ...

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  MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are investigating a possible shooting that occurred at Finest Cuts Unisex located at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street on Saturday evening. TAPinto was at the scene and noticed that police officials had the area sectioned off with ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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