Police & Fire

December 8, 2018

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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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 ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on Tuesday in Maplewood, according to a press release on Wednesday from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair residents and stakeholders are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18. Local police officials will be present to discuss any concerns or to mingle with law enforcement leaders.  The event will take place from 9am to 11am located at Java Love, 49 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Residents are invited to attend Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, October 18. Local police officials and community leaders will be on hand to mingle and discuss issues affecting the Montclair community.  The event will take place from 9am to 11am. Java Love is located at 49 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark police officers are in the midst of conducting a pedestrian safety initiative that uses a decoy to educate - and issue summonses - to people during a month-long Street Smart NJ campaign. The campaign is for all of Essex County and coordinated by the North Jersey ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Following leads in an ongoing public safety investigation into illegal drug distribution, East Orange’s newly-re-established Violent Crimes Task Force arrested four East Orange residents and seized four loaded handguns after executing search warrants at 103 North 16th Street and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sometime after 2:00pm Wednesday, FEMA in collaboration with the FCC, conducted a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS).  The U.S. government is testing a new nationwide alert system that would let presidents send out emergency ...

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MISSING CHILD ALERT! East Orange Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark, who was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, September 16 at 2:54pm in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University officials have come under fire over a recent video that has surfaced of the campus police responding to a call of a fight between students on Wednesday, with guns drawn.  Students and alumni took to twitter after a video surfaced. Students and alumni ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Security footage led to a burglary arrest in Cedar Grove on Tuesday. According to police reports, Cedar Grove police responded to DonRic Selt Storage at 405 Little Falls Rd. on Saturday to investigate a burglary that had occurred overnight.  Security camera footage showed a man ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police are on the lookout for a driver after a 16-year-old Montclair teen reported that he exposed his genitals to her. On Saturday, the teen reported to police that she was walking along Hawthorne Place when she observed a male in a dark colored 4-door sedan beeping at ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Aa Irvington man was arrested on Monday afternoon in connection with a shooting that occurred in Montclair on Saturday. At approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to Pine Street at Glenridge Avenue on a report of shots fired, law enforcement officials reported. They ...

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