Police & Fire

April 27, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In a grand display of gratitude, police, fire departments and EMTs from across Essex County recognized the staff of Hackensack Meridian Health - Mountainside Medical Center for their hard work and bravery. On Friday, the Montclair Police and Fire Departments, in conjunction with the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department has responded to the global COVID-19 pandemic by implementing interpersonal limitations, officials announced Tuesday. Chief of Police Todd Conforti issued the protocols to the public to protect officers from non-emergency contact. Effective ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Buzz Aldrin Middle School student brought a knife to school, officials announced on Thursday. According to school officials, the possibility of a weapon was reported to the administration by another student. The knife was then confiscated from the student's locker and school ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In response to concerns raised by parents and activists regarding police presence at Board meetings, Montclair Police officials have responded to offer insight.  During the Wednesday, February 19 Montclair Board of Education meeting, Montclair Board of Education members invited a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After discovering a note saying that a bomb was inside the school, Montclair High School staff immediately notified law enforcement officials on Wednesday, February 26. According to the Montclair Police, after seeing the note sometime around 1:35 PM, the faculty member notified ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Trapped inside a home located on Walnut Crescent, an 89-year-old victim succumbed to injuries caused by fire, according to officials. According to Katherine Carter, spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, the victim, Delia V. West lived there alone.  On February ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department is committed to fostering positive relationships between its employees and the LGBTQ community.  Officer Glenda Rivera is currently designated the Department’s liaison to facilitate dialogue between the police and the LGBTQ community in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 61-year-old man was charged after allegedly spitting on and yelling racial slurs to an African-American woman.  The 47-year-old victim, a Newark resident, reported to Montclair Police that John Concepcion, 61, of Harrison yelled racial slurs and spat on her on February ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A male trespasser was struck in Montclair sometime around 7:30pm on Monday, in the area just before the Walnut Street Station.  The train was headed toward Lake Hopatcong. First responders arrived quickly at the scene to assist in lifesaving efforts. Though badly injured, the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair High School varsity girls' basketball game was evacuated on Tuesday after a fire was discovered in the bathroom around 8PM. According to a letter sent to parents by principal Anthony Grosso, a small fire had been set in the boys' bathroom near the lobby of the gym.

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Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Police are investigating the destruction of a grand Menorah located on Church Street. On Wednesday evening, Rabbi Yaacov Leaf received a call from Police Chief Todd Conforti, informing him that the Menorah had been vandalized. Though officials have not rushed to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two student desks were removed from a classroom at Montclair High School after three swastikas were discovered, officials announced. Montclair High School administrators have reported the offensive vandalism to Montclair Police and the incident is currently under investigation.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday, officials confirmed. Nearby Renaissance Middle School had also been affected, since it is in close proximity to Montclair High School. However, after no weapon was found, by 1pm, the lockdown had been lifted. School ...

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  MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School was placed on lockdown on Wednesday, officials confirmed. Nearby Renaissance Middle School has also been affected, since it is in close proximity to Montclair High School. By 1pm, the lockdown had been lifted. Police and administration were at the scene ...

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UPDATE 11/20/19 at 6:29 PM: Rabies has been confirmed by Glen Ridge Police.  GLEN RIDGE, NJ — A red fox was killed after attacking several people, including a police officer, Glen Ridge law enforcement announced Tuesday. According to published reports, Glen Ridge police received five ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Retired Montclair firefighter Kevin Berry is battling ALS and is seeking support for a new treatment drug. The New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) circulated a petition on behalf of Berry, who was a member of Montclair Local 20. According to the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police chased a BMW from Montclair onto the Garden State Parkway South, after it had been reported stolen. All five suspects, which included teens, were arrested and charged, Montclair Police Officials report. Sometime after midnight on October 16, the BMW was stolen ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police temporarily closed Bloomfield Avenue near the intersection of North Fullerton Monday night after a pedestrian strike sometime around 8PM. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a responsive female pedestrian taken away in an ambulance. At the time of publication, the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two teens reported being approached by a male in a minivan on September 26, says Montclair Police officials. A nineteen-year-old Glen Ridge resident reported to police that while she was walking on Inwood Avenue, a dark blue or black-colored minivan stopped alongside her at ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A woman was punched in the face while sitting in her car in a driveway on Windemere Road on September 17, Montclair Police officials announced. The officers are investigating the report made by a 68-yeard-old Bloomfield resident, who reported to police that she was parked in the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A black SUV pulled up to a 26-year-old woman and the driver offered her money in exchnage for sex, a police report alleges. On September 12, the woman reported to Montclair Police that she was walking on the Fairway when a black SUV pulled up to her, with the driver mumbling ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A pair of Montclair teens were frightened by a suspicious man following and filming them after school on Thursday. A parent reported to police that her daughter was waiting for a friend outside the Bellevue Avenue Library around 4pm, when they noticed the mature man, who had also ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department (MPD)Traffic Bureau has been working all summer with the Montclair Board of Education and the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety to shift its School Bus Safety Awareness Campaign into high gear. The MPD has also partnered with Jason ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A car pulled up alongside a pedestrian walking along Glenridge Avenue, a man jumped out and snatches the duffel bag the pedestrian was carrying, and jumped back into the car on August 29, according to police officials. The victim contacted the police and reported that while ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Deputy Police Chief Tracy Frazzano has left Montclair to take a Police Chief position in Marco Island, Florida. In a tearful goodbye, Montclair Township officials and leaders congratulated Frazzano and wished her well during the August 20 Township Council Meeting. Becoming the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair fire crews rushed to the scene of a fire at a Warren Place home on Friday. According to eyewitness reports, Montclair Fire trucks began leaving the scene after 5pm.  The residents of the home were out to safety and consulting fire officials. It appears that the fire ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A lightning strike set off a three-alarm blaze to a Bradford Avenue home on Saturday, fire officials confirmed. At 11:32pm, the Montclair Fire Department received a call from a resident on Bradford Ave reporting that their 3rd floor was filled with smoke, confirmed Montclair ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A 57-year-old West Orange woman was hit by a motor vehicle as she crossed the street near the intersection of Bloomfield Ave. and North Mountain Ave. on Sunday. At 12:55 PM, Montclair Police responded to the intersection on report that the driver, a 58 year old female from ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department will be hosting its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6.  According to a release, this event is recognized throughout the country as a way for members of the community to come out and spend a safe evening with emergency personnel ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department has announced a Bike Safety Initiative to encourage young residents to wear helmets when biking and skateboarding.  Warning tickets will be issued. Our department has been receiving numerous complaints regarding children in town operating bicycles ...

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