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James Ray

Hearing for Ray does not proceed after defense attorneys do not appear

A status hearing for James Ray III, the Montclair man accused of killing his girlfriend in 2018, did not go forward on Wednesday, Jan. 29 after Ray’s defense attorneys did not appear in court.

Police: Bellevue Theatre interior vandalized

Police are investigating after the Bellevue Theatre was found to be vandalized on Jan. 31, with damage done to the theater's interior.

Pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Police are investigating after a pizza delivery driver reported being robbed at gunpoint by two men on Midland Avenue on Feb. 1.

Montclair Police Blotter: Feb. 4

Arrests Thursday, Jan. 30 - A 16-year-old East Orange resident was charged with receiving stolen property on Bloomfield Avenue after he was found to be in possession of a bicycle reported stolen earlier in the...
sexual assault

Montclair school custodian charged with sexual assault against a minor

A Montclair elementary school custodian has been arrested and charged with sexual assault against a minor.

Two girls report man approaching them in minivan

Police are investigating after two 11-year-old girls claimed that a man driving a minivan, and not wearing pants, approached them and asked for directions.The two girls were heading home from school in the area...

Police Blotter: Jan. 30

Police Blotter: Jan. 30

In brief: Enrollment open for Montclair Citizen Police Academy

The Montclair Police Department is now enrolling residents for the 2020 Citizen Police Academy.

Deer culling begins at Hilltop, South Mountain

The 2020 Essex County Deer Management Program in Essex County South Mountain Reservation and Essex County Hilltop Reservation began this month. 

Pedestrians injured in separate train, car accidents in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA pedestrian was struck by a train at the Claremont Avenue grade crossing and survived, while another was hit by a car at Pine Street and Walnut Street on Monday evening, Jan....