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Police & Fire

May 16, 2022

WEST ORANGE/MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two men have been arrested in connection with killing of a New York City resident found with a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation on March 4, police officials state. The body of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx, was discovered by hikers at Eagle Rock ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several Montclair police officers joined hundreds of other officers around New Jersey for the 2022 police unity tour to DC on Monday, officials announced. The Police Unity Tour was founded to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A police chase has resulted in a fatal car crash in Glen Ridge on Tuesday, law enforcement officials confirmed. To quell the amount of car thefts in New Jersey, the Attorney General has stated that police officers can resume police pursuits, after years of halting to the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair resident was recently followed home by a man who exposed his penis to him in the foyer of his building, police officials said.  A victim notified the Montclair Police that an unknown man followed him home as he was walking along Maple Avenue from Bloomfield Avenue.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A car crept down New Street with the lights off and a single bullet was fired into a vehicle, police announced on Tuesday. According to the Montclair Police Department, a Montclair resident reported that on April 27, an unknown individual fired a single shot into his unoccupied ...

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VERONA, NJ -- A car plowed completely through the side of a medical building in downtown Verona Wednesday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., officers responded to First Care Medical located at 50 Pompton Ave. on a report of a vehicle into the building. The driver was evaluated by the Verona ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Essex County will be hosting the 2022 "Drug Take Back Day" starting on Saturday, April 30, officials announced. The annual Drug Take Back Day will have several locations throughout Essex County where people will be allowed to safely dispose of old or unwanted prescription ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident just after midnight on Thursday morning in the area of South Orange Avenue and Goodhart Drive in Livingston, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office (ESPO). Early reports indicate that ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The Two Hundred Club of Essex County will honor 28 police officers and 16 firefighters recognizing them for their bravery, dedication to duty, courageous vigilance, and selflessness during the Valor Awards luncheon on May 10th.  The Two Hundred Club of Essex County, was founded ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Police officials are looking for a man suspected of making an attempt to enter a woman's apartment Thursday, police officials said. According to Montclair Police officials, the unknown man allegedly tried to enter a woman's apartment through the rear door in Montclair last week, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Sparta has been named the Safest City in New Jersey for 2022 by Safewise. Sparta moved into the top spot after being ranked the second-safest New Jersey town in 2021.Sparta was also given the seventh place ranking for the Top 100 safest towns in America for 2022.   Nutley ranked No.

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A multiple-alarm fire destroyed a mix-use building at 235 Main Street in Orange yesterday. The outer shell of the structure is still standing, but its future now remains uncertain. The cause of the fire is under investigation and is believed to have started in a first-floor business. Several ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A Hamilton resident has been arrested and charged with committing a "strong-arm carjacking" in Montclair, authorities announced. According to Montclair Police officials, the carjacking took place around 5:29 pm Sunday, April 10, in the area of 209 Glenridge Avenue. The victim ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department (MPD) donated used essential protective equipment to medical workers in Ukraine, officials announced Thursday. 55 retired bulletproof vests are being donated for use by volunteer medical workers currently operating in areas affected by the war in ...

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 BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  A shooting was reported this afternoon in Bloomfield on First Avenue between N. 13th St. and N. 15th Street.  The Bloomfield Police Department confirms that there were three people shot, one of whom succumbed to his wounds. The incident preliminarily appears to be an ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department recently received a large donation of hand sanitizing wipes, which they will share with several other Montclair organizations, officials announced.  Montclair Police Lieutenant Robert Romito, Deputy OEM Coordinator, obtained a donation of 1,200 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, who had killed three women in Essex County in 2016, including a college student from Montclair, has been charged with a fourth murder, according to prosecutors. Wheeler-Weaver, who has been incarcerated since his arrest in December 2016, has been accused of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A suspected shoplifter fled the scene after attacking a store employee, police officials allege. An East Orange man was arrested for allegedly attacking a store clerk in Montclair last week. Employees reported that the attack occurred during a shoplifting incident. According ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A veteran Montclair police officer has been suspended from his position with the Montclair Police Department, pending an investigation, following his alleged usage of the N-word. Unnamed sources have confirmed that Montclair police leadership has taken swift action after word got ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Fire Department is pleased to announce the arrival of a new piece of apparatus, a 2021 E-One Metro 100 foot ladder truck. The new apparatus has been placed into service. Truck 1 serves the entire township and rides out of Fire Headquarters.  “This new apparatus ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - 6th graders in Montclair will have lessons taught by Montclair Police officers, officials announced. Montclair Public Schools and Montclair Police Department hosted a kick-off of the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) Program on Monday at Renaissance Middle School. Chief ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two Montclair Police officers were named in the New Jersey Attorney General's Major Discipline Report, according to officials. Two major discipline cases were reported in 2021, according to a state report. The Major Discipline Report, details hundreds of police officers in the ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Friday afternoon March 4, hikers discovered a dead body on a trail inside the Eagle Rock Reservation. According to published reports, it was on a path less than a half-mile from a rear parking area on Crest Drive. The deceased male, who has not yet been identified, was ...

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WEST ORANGE/MONTCLAIR, NJ – During a midday walk on one of the hiking trails at Eagle Rock Reservation Saturday, a group of several hikers came upon the dead body of as yet, unidentified male. The police were notified and upon examination by Authorities, the man was pronounced dead at the scene at ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – A civil rights lawsuit has been filed in the Superior Court against the Township of Montclair, according to published reports. The Montclair Property Owners Association [MPOA] is challenging the constitutionality of Montclair’s rent freeze that has been in effect since the spring ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Fire Department received notification evening that a smoke detector was sounding in a commercial building at 491 Bloomfield Avenue on Saturday. According to fire officials, all occupants were out of the building upon Fire Department arrival. Montclair Fire Dept.

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting a Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting to address security concerns from the Jewish Faith-Based Community.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Date Theodore N. Stephens II will speak to the community on Wednesday, February 9, from 5-6 p.m.

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A man is facing charges, accused of stealing a car with a one-year-old baby inside and leading officers on a chase into South Orange. Police say he then jumped out of the car, tried to get away, and moments later, the car crashed into a mail truck. The baby was not hurt. Police ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair police officers responded to theft of nearly $1000 in merchandise from Blue Mercury store, officials confirmed. On January 25, an employee of Blue Mercury, located on South Park Street, reported seeing two females on surveillance video entering the store and concealing ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A Montclair resident caught a car thief in the act, according to Montclair Police officials. According to published reports a car thief was chased away after trying to steal a new Mercedes on Sunday. A Lloyd Road resident reported to the Montclair Police Department, that he ...

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