In brief: Montclair welcomes two new officers

Two Montclair probationary police officers were sworn in during a ceremony held Friday, July 26.

Montclair Police Blotter, Aug. 1

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, July 23—A male entered the CVS, 514 Bloomfield Ave., removed 12 pairs of “Zipper” headphones, and fled without paying. The suspect is described as an African American male, bald head and medium build,...
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Montclair launches bike helmet ticket program

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIf you’re wearing a helmet while riding your bicycle around Montclair this summer, you may get ticketed by the police - but it’s a very special kind of ticket.The Montclair Police Department...

In brief: Montclair creates counterfeit parking permit law

The council passed an ordinance to make it illegal to copy or produce a counterfeit parking permit or alter an expired parking permit.

In brief: National Night Out is set for Aug. 6

Montclair’s annual National Night Out event is set for Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Reports: Three children have fallen through Van Vleck Greenhouse

The recent greenhouse accident at Van Vleck House and Gardens is not the first the arboretum has experienced.

Montclair Police Blotter, July 25

BURGLARY/THEFT Wednesday, July 17—Two unlocked vehicles were entered sometime during the evening hours of July 16 on Oak Place. Both vehicles were rummaged through, and a set of Apple AirPods were taken. Wednesday, July 17—A bicycle,...

Lackawanna clock back home after being reported stolen

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe $100,000 Lackawanna clock stolen from the wall of the former Pig & Prince restaurant has been located.A Pig & Prince employee reported it missing on July 9, police said....

Denmark man visiting gardens honored for helping young boy who fell through Van Vleck...

A man from Denmark, who sprung into action after a 7-year-old boy climbed on top of the greenhouse at Van Vleck House and Gardens and fell through the glass last week, has been awarded the Life Saving Award by the Montclair Police Department.

Montclair Police Blotter, July 18

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, July 9—An employee at Pig and Prince Restaurant, 1 Lackawanna Plaza reported approximately $5,000 worth of alcohol and a clock worth approximately $100,000 was removed from the business. The incident is under investigation. Wednesday,...