Bloomfield Crime: Assaults, Burglaries, Theft, and Arrests

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crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


On June 23, 2015 Officers Joseph Cevallos, Dominick Sodano and Sergeant Michael Menzel responded to the area of Ampere Parkway and Tunbridge Place on a report of a male assaulting people in the area. Officer Cevallos arrived on scene first and located a victim and the suspect, later identified as Levon Moon, age 25 from Newark. When Officer Cevallos confronted the suspect he fled on foot followed by the Officer. The suspect ran into a building on Tunbridge Place to hide however he was located by the Officers and taken into custody after a brief struggle. During the struggle, Officer Cevallos was assaulted and injured by the suspect. Mr. Moon was processed and charged with:

  • Aggravated assault on a police officer
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Resisting arrest

Mr. Moon was being detained pending a court hearing or bail which was posted at $25,000.00 full.

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Local Photographer Offering Free Headshots for a Cause

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Chelo Keys

If you’ve been thinking about updating your headshot for your website or Linkedin, now’s your chance—for the price of a food donation.

Local photographer Chelo Keys has organized a great food drive this Sunday, July 12 in Brookdale Park, to support the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair. The former tech teacher at Charles H. Bullock School, now full-time photographer, wanted to help after reading how donations to the pantry dwindle over the summer months.

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Watch Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Montclair Edition Tomorrow Night

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Back in April, comedian Jerry Seinfeld came out to Montclair to interview Stephen Colbert for his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, in which he picks up a friend for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car. Seinfled and Colbert had lunch and coffee at Bluestone Coffee Company in Watchung Plaza for the series’ season 6 finale.

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Poll: What Do You Think Of Montclair’s Proposed New Municipal Complex?

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 2:18pm  |  COMMENTS (16)


Last week, local officials discussed with residents more plans for the redevelopment of the Lackawanna Plaza area, including a proposed new municipal complex encompassing a maximum of 100,000 square feet for township offices, the police, and the school district offices. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Burglaries, Theft, and Arrests

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 6/26/2015 @ 11:18 PM
Incident: Aggravated Assault/Possession of Weapon Arrest
Description: Officers were dispatched to Maolis Ave. on a report of a disturbance in the street. Upon arrival they stopped three juveniles in the street, two boys had been fighting and it was determined that one of the male juveniles was in possession of a knife and had threatened the victim in a residence. The suspect juvenile was taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. The 15 year old juvenile from Glen Ridge, N.J. was charged with several offenses and released to a guardian. The case was turned over to the Essex County Family Court.

Date/Time: 6/28/2015 @ 7:12 AM
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Nicolas Salerno was dispatched to Forest Ave. to take a report of theft. The complainant reported that they had found a mailbox on their front lawn. The mailbox was taken from the 400 block of Ridgewood Ave.

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Cameron Animal Hospital to Host Kitten Adoption Event in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cameron Animal HospitalCameron Animal Hospital will host a four-hour adoption event this Sunday to help find permanent homes for many adorable kittens available for adoption.

Kittens will be available for viewing on Sunday, July 12, between noon and 4 pm, at 417 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair.

Adoptions from Cameron Animal Hospital include FeLV/FIV testing, deworming, vaccination, microchipping, and spay/neuter surgery. Typical adoption fees are $125 per cat, which helps the hospital provide shelter, food, medical care, vaccinations, enrichment and behavioral rehabilitation for adoptable animals.

For a quick view of some of the cats and kittens that will be available for adoption, check out Cameron’s pet list on Petfinder. For questions about cat adoptions, or to receive pre-approval, email here.

(Photo: Dr. Elizabeth Houston)



Calling Stephen Colbert: Channel 34 Wants You

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair’s Stephen Colbert is gearing up to take over David Letterman’s Late Night this fall. To prepare, he first shaved his “Colbeard.” Next, he took to public access TV in Michigan to host Only in Monroe, a local 40-minute talk show, last week. Colbert did a few warm-up interviews and then brought on rapper Eminem.

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Montclair High Alum Wins Journalism’s Livingston Award

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Shoshana WalterShoshana Walter figured her first job in journalism would be working on general assignments or the education beat. Instead, she was hired by The Ledger in Central Florida to work the cops beat.

“I had to go to jail every night,” Walter, a 2003 graduate of Montclair High School, tells Baristanet.

The job ended up laying the groundwork for what has become her passion: investigative crime reporting. Her work at The Ledger caught the attention of the San Francisco-based Bay Citizen, where she was hired in 2010 to cover crime in Oakland, one of the nation’s most dangerous cities. At the time, the Bay Citizen was one of the few non-profit news startups that supplied articles to the regional news sections of the New York Times, where many of Walter’s articles appeared.

One such article profiled taco truck owners in the Fruitvale section of Oakland who were hiring armed security guards to protect against the violent robberies taking place in the area. Walter’s reporting got her wondering about what kind of training and oversight security guards undergo, and with fellow reporter Ryan Gabrielson, began researching and analyzing data across the U.S. on how well regulators were vetting armed guards for criminal records and other background checks.

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Sights and Sounds From Montclair’s Fourth of July Parade

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 9:50am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Rain and unusually cooler temperatures didn’t stop Montclair from holding its 65th annual Independence Day Parade yesterday. This year, many parade watchers brought umbrellas — a handy shield against the kids and adults with Super Soakers — along with beach chairs. There was an unusually long lull in the parade action on Midland near Watchung and many people left, thinking the parade was over. If you did, here’s what you missed, including Elvis!

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 5

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 10:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Just about 28 properties are showing this holiday weekend, including the following four:

montclair0705108 Yantacaw Brook Rd., Montclair

List Price: $799,000

Taxes: $18,764

Acreage: 0.24


Just listed, this 10-room, one-floor ranch has an updated kitchen with granite and a center island, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, custom carpeting and drapes in the master bedroom, a room that could be used as a fourth bedroom and French doors leading outside to a custom bluestone patio with a fireplace. There is a finished, full basement and a two-car attached garage. The house was built in 1950 and renovated in 2011. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

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I very much wish our Councilors and administration would cease making statements that this deal is not going to cost taxpayers anything. It is truly disingenuous.

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