Montclair teen fights off abduction

MONTCLAIR, NJ — An 18-year-old Montclair teen reported to police that she fought off an attempted abduction on Sunday, April 21. At approximately 3:22 p.m., Montclair police responded to the area of Park Street and Watchung Avenue on a report of an attempted abduction. The female victim reported that, while walking north on Park Street, […]

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Countywide Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health, along with Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to hold Drug Take Back Day and […]

Boyfriend charged with murder of Montclair woman

Boyfriend charged with murder of Montclair woman

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Nov. 28 that Kenneth Jones, of Montclair, has been charged with the fatal stabbing of Tameeka Johnson, 41, also of Montclair. On Nov. 12, Montclair police discovered the victim in the Greenwood Avenue home she lived in […]

Woman fatally stabbed in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Nov. 13 that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of Tameeka Johnson, 41, of Montclair. Montclair police discovered the victim on Nov. 12 in […]

Montclair man charged with murder captured in Cuba

Montclair man charged with murder captured in Cuba

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Nov. 7 that James R. Ray III, 55, of Montclair, has been captured in Cuba and returned to New Jersey to face murder charges for fatally shooting Angela M. Bledsoe, 44, also of Montclair. “Today we have […]

Police search for suspect in Montclair homicide

Police search for suspect in Montclair homicide

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Oct. 23 that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal shooting of Angela M. Bledsoe, 44, of Montclair. She was pronounced dead at her home in […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

County police to crack down on impaired driving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with the county’s 22 municipal police departments and participate in a statewide crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. From now through Jan. 1, law enforcement officials will […]

NJ Transit police to conduct emergency response drill

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The NJ Transit Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Upper Montclair Train Station in Montclair between 8 a.m. and noon. The public can expect to see an increased police and first responder presence along the tracks near Lorraine Avenue. The drill, which […]

WO teen arrested in stabbing of other WO teen in Montclair

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A 14-year-old male from West Orange sustained multiple stab wounds during an altercation in Montclair’s Nishuane Park on Thursday, Nov. 2, according to the Montclair Police Department. Officers were called to the park at 6:50 p.m. for an injured child, and found the victim with multiple stab wounds. The suspect, also […]