Two Attempted Luring Incidents in Montclair

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 8:24pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in one of two recent luring incidents. One took place on Friday afternoon — an attempted luring of a nine-year-old boy who was walking in the area of Norwood Ave. and Marion Road. The second incident, occurred tonight (Tuesday) just before 7 p.m. A man attempted to lure a 16-year-old girl into his car, a dark sedan, near Park Street and Claremont Ave. Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Montclair High School Crew Team ERGATHON, 1/22

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair High School Crew Team will host its annual Ergathon on Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in the MHS main gym on Midland Avenue.

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In the midst of their tough winter training on the ergs (rowing machines), the team reserves this half-day for racing and raising funds for equipment.

The Ergathon features a silent auction and basket raffle with items range from a 3-day Hamptons yachting excursion for six people (including captain, docking, and use of jet ski), to diamond earrings, spa packages, training packages, designer scarves and accessories, Giants tickets, Alvin Ailey Dance tickets, and much more. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Burglaries, Theft, Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (26)

Montclair Crime: Storm-Related Incidents, Theft, Attempted BurglaryThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:

Arrest:

01-09-2017 (New Street) Mr. Eric Buie, 45yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of Middletown ($1000.00), Atlantic Highlands ($600.00). Keansburg ($170.00)

01-11-2017 (North Willow Street) Mr. Sonny Cash, 34yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of CDS following an altercation in the street.

01-15-2017 (Park Street) Mr. Erik Robbs, 49yoa from Montclair, was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Newark ($1000), Watchung ($500)

01-12-2017 (Exxon Gas, Bloomfield Avenue) On 12-16-2016, a physical altercation occurred inside the store between two adult males. One subject in this fight brandished a box-cutter, resulting in the other party sustaining a cut to the shin. The victim was treated for his injury. Through investigation, Mr. Sonny Cash, 34yoa from Montclair, was charged with Aggravated Assault and Weapon Possession.

01-13-2017 (Valley Road) Ms. Jacquelin Richards, 34yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction, and Resisting Arrest, following a dispute.

01-14-2017 (Urban Outfitters, S. Park Street) Ms. Jessica Spence, 34yoa from East Orange, was arrested and charged with Shoplifting for stealing a jacket from the store.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Stolen Car, Theft of Packages, Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 1-12-2017 at 7:26 PM
Incident: Hindering Apprehension
Description: Sergeant Schwartz and Officer Oliva stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver, Mr. Jeffrey Agee, 33 of East Orange, had active warrants for his arrest and was hindering his own apprehension by providing false identification to the Officers. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.

Date/Time: 1-11-2017 at 11:52 PM
Incident: Possession of CDS
Description: Officer Holley and Officer Oliva responded to Mitchell Avenue to investigate a suspicious vehicle. While on scene, the driver of the vehicle was determined to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Mr. David Naiken, 21 of Bloomfield, was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and processed. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.
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POLL: Should Hillside School Be Renamed For President Barack Obama?

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 9:02am  |  COMMENTS (9)

POLL: Should Hillside School Be Renamed For President Barack Obama?

During the Montclair Board of Education meeting this week, Alexis Dickerson proposed naming Montclair’s Hillside School for President Barack Obama. Earlier this year, Mount Hebron Middle School was renamed for Montclair’s own astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Vote in our poll and tell us what you think in comments. Continue Reading

Books For Bucks To Support Montclair Project Graduation

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Starting this Saturday and for three Saturdays total, you can donate books to support Montclair High School Project Graduation 2017. Then, on Saturday, February 4, come back to buy books. All proceeds go to Project Graduation, a safe celebration for the class of 2017.

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Bloomfield Crime: Shoplifting, DUI, Burglary, Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:

Theft

01/02/2017-Alexandri Thomas age 18 of Bloomfield NJ was arrested at 1:41pm and charged with shoplifting at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Loss Prevention observed Ms. Thomas place store items inside a shopping bag and exited the store without paying. She was detained until the arrival of the police. Ms. Thomas was charged with Theft and released with a pending court date.

01/02/2017- A resident on Glenwood Avenue reported a package was stolen from the front of his house between the hours of 1:00pm and 6:00pm. The package was delivered by US Postal and left at the door. The owner discovered the package opened with the contents missing. The package contained a remote control helicopter valued at $250.00 dollars.

01/04/2017-Mason Yu age 65 of Newark NJ was arrested at 3:11pm and charged with shoplifting at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Yu place store items inside a Nike bag and exited the store without paying. He was detained until the arrival of the police. Ms. Yu was charged with Theft and released with a pending court date.
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Learn Some Montclair History Tonight at the Montclair’s Women’s Club

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 10:42am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Liz Lynch, professional genealogist, writer, Jeopardy champion, and Montclair Women’s Club archivist will share a bit of history tonight at the Montclair’s Women’s Club (82 Union Street, Montclair) at 7 pm.

Learn who the first club president was, what was the “Quest” magazine, and what montclair was like back in the day. The program is free for members, $5 for guests.

 

 

Glen Ridge Crime: Taxi Dispute, Fraud, Trespassing

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 12-31-2016 at 12:00 PM
Incident: Trespassing
Description: Officer Grogan responded to the Forest Avenue on a report of a Criminal Mischief and Trespassing which occurred on 12/31/2016 between 12PM and 2PM. The resident reported observing that the fence to her property was damaged by an unknown party who may have tried to climb over the fence. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.

Date/Time: 1-2-2016 at 11:28 AM
Incident: Fraud
Description: Officer Anthony Re responded to Argyle Street where he met with the victim. The victim reported that an unknown person had opened numerous credit cards in his name without authorization. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with information is requested to contact Det. Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.
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Montclair Council: Red Cross To Sell Park Street Office, Siena PILOT Ordinance

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (10)

The Montclair Township Council got off to a slow, quiet start for 2017 in its January 10 conference meeting.  Five resolutions, which included the passage for the temporary 2017 budget, a purchase of anti-virus software for the township, and an application for a certified local grant from the New Jersey Historic Preservation funds, passed unanimously.

The one ordinance voted on, a first-reading measure amending the 2008 financial agreement for the Siena condominium apartment building, prompted resident Sandy Sorkin to ask for an explanation of it in public comment.  Mayor Robert Jackson deferred to Township Attorney Ira Karasick, who explained it once the ordinance came up for a vote. Continue Reading

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