Friday, May 17, 2013
The deaths of Brandon Brown, 26, of Montclair, and Shanae Q. Howard, 24, of Orange, have been determined to be a murder-suicide by medical examiner.
A Montclair man shot his girlfriend several times in the head before turning the gun on himself in a Montclair park Thursday night, according to Essex County Acting Prosecutor Carolyn Murray. The deaths of Brandon Brown, 26, of Montclair, and Shanae Q. Howard, 24, of Orange, have been determined to be a murder-suicide by the Essex County Regional Medical Examiner, Murray said. The bodies of the couple were found near a children’s playground in Canterbury Park, less than a quarter-mile from Brown’s home on Willowdale Avenue. Montclair Police found the gun believed to have been used by Brown to shoot Howard multiple times in the head before killing himself with a single bullet to the head. Bill Carr, whose property backs up to the park …
Authorities recovered a gun at the scene and say there is no threat to the community after man and woman were found dead late Thursday.
[Updated at 11:48 a.m. on Friday, May 17] The death of a man and woman whose bodies were discovered late Thursday in a Montclair park is being treated as an isolated incident, and authorities say they have the gun believed used in the killings. Police responded to Canterbury Park after gunshots were reported around 10 p.m. Brandon Brown, 26, of Montclair, and Shanae Q. Howard, 24, of Orange, were found dead near a bench in front of a playground, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The two were pronounced dead at 10:40 p.m. Police have not detailed the circumstances or manner of their deaths, but said the two had a "dating relationship." The fact that a gun was found in the park and that authorities say no danger exists to…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three stolen bicycles reported to Montclair Police last week.
A men’s road bike worth more than $3,000 is one of three bicycles reported stolen to Montclair Police last week. A Harrison Avenue resident told police his silver Trek, which had been stored in the open garage of his home, was missing. The bike had three items mounted on it, a case under the seat, a trip computer on the handlebars and a silver tire pump on the frame, the owner told police. The approximate value of the stolen items is $3,300. The garage is believed to have been burglarized between noon and 6:20 p.m. Friday, police said. A resident of Gordonhurt Avenue reported his silver and gray Cannondale bicycle and $300 in cash missing from his apartment Friday. Police said a burglar is believed to have entered and exited through a …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Both burglaries reported May 1 to Montclair Police.
Tools were the target of two recent burglaries in the township, according to Montclair Police. A Milwaukee Circular Saw valued at $80 was reported missing from a home on Woodland Avenue on Wednesday, May 1. The homeowner told police someone broke the window pane of her front door near the lock to enter the house some time between 9:30 p.m. the previous night and around 6:57 a.m., when the burglary was reported. At 1:30 p.m. the same day, a local contractor reported about $1,250 worth of construction tools taken from a job site on Gates Avenue. The home was entered through an unlocked opening in the back of the house, police said. Anyone with information regarding these burglaries is asked to contact Montclair Police Det. Charlie …
Montclair resident reported burglary Saturday night.
A burglar got away with more than $20,000 worth of jewelry and electronics from a Montclair home Saturday, according to Montclair Police. A resident of South Fullerton Avenue told police someone broke into their home some time between 6:30 and 11:24 p.m. on May 4. The burglar allegedly forced open a rear door to enter the house, police said. The homeowner reported missing more than $12,000 worth of jewelry and an additional $8,300 worth of electronics. Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact Montclair Police Det. Joseph Anderson at 973-509-4706.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Police investigating fatal accident on Valley Road.
A Montclair man who was hit by car on Valley Road Wednesday morning has died, Montclair Police Capt. Kenneth V. Miscia, Jr. said. The 75-year-old man was identified as John Donovan by Katherine Carter, a spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Donovan was hit near the intersection of Walnut Street at about 6:17 a.m., Miscia said. He was taken to the trauma center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson where he later died. The driver of the car was a 27-year-old woman from Montclair who has not been identified. The accident remains under investigation by the Montclair Police Traffic Bureau and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Two teenagers and a 20-year-old from Montclair were unable to identify a group who attacked them Monday night on the street.
Montclair police found three township men stabbed shortly before midnight Monday on the corner of Elm Street and Elmwood Avenue, officials said. Police found the three men in front of the Montclair Fellowship Tabernacle around 11:30 p.m. All three — ages 18, 19 and 20 — were bleeding from stab wounds, according to police reports. The three men told police they were attacked by a group while walking on Fulton Street, but could not identify anyone in the group. The men added the attack was unprovoked, according to the report. Another victim in the attack — a 19-year-old from Newark — was found walking on nearby Fulton Street. The Newark man's jacket was slashed and torn, but he was uninjured, according to reports. The three injured men …
The man reportedly showed the elderly driver the butt of a gun and said, 'I don’t want to kill you. I just want your car.'
A man armed with a handgun attempted to carjack an 87-year-old local man late Sunday morning on a quiet Montclair cul-de-sac, according to police. The Montclair man parked his 2006 Toyota on Claremont Place around 11:50 a.m. Sunday. Before he could get out of his car, the alleged attempted burglar walked up to the vehicle, police said. After asking the driver for a dollar and to open the car door, the man allegedly opened his jacket and revealed what the driver described as the handle of a handgun, according to police. “I don’t want to kill you. I just want your car," he allegedly told the driver. The driver then took the keys out of the ignition and refused to hand them over. The man then reportedly walked away toward Grove Street, …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The department will soon join Facebook and Nixle to provide residents with up-to-the-minute information.
Wednesday, April 24
The Montclair Police Department has joined the social media community. Police Chief David Sabagh and the department joined Twitter this past Monday with the goal of giving Montclair residents access to up-to-the-minute information about crime trends, police initiatives, road closures, emergency notifications, department events and tips on safety. Follow Montclair Police now @MontclairPD. The department will soon Facebook and Nixle, the latter being a private notification service for local police departments, county emergency management offices, municipal governments and their agencies. The department will also be revamping its website to provide yet another source of information. This agency has always maintained a strong community …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Four thefts of power tools and construction equipment, most from work vans, were reported to police Monday. The incidents allegedly occurred within hours of each other.
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Thursday, April 18
Contractor vans, tools and equipment were the targets of four thefts in the span of a day Monday, police said. At 6:30 a.m. on April 15, a man told police he returned to his work van parked in the 20 block of Grant Street to find the rear window smashed. He then found about $1,420 worth of power tools missing, according to police. A few hours later, at 8:20 a.m., another window of a work truck was smashed in the 10 block of Maple Avenue. The man told police he found a power tool missing valued at about $100. Police met with another contractor around 11 a.m. in the 700 block of Valley Road who said that three large air conditioner condensers were taken from a property. The air conditioners, valued at $5,700, were last seen on the …