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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Belleville Pharmacist Accused of Filling Fraudulent Oxycodone Prescriptions

Belleville Pharmacist Accused of Filling Fraudulent Oxycodone Prescriptions

More than a dozen involved in obtaining and selling drugs, U.S. Attorney says.
Police: Numerous Car Break-Ins and Attempted Break-Ins

Police: Numerous Car Break-Ins and Attempted Break-Ins

A dozen car break-ins and attempted break-ins were reported in the August 12 MPD police blotter.
Police: Reports of Theft, Robbery and an Arrest

Police: Reports of Theft, Robbery and an Arrest

Information from the August 12 MPD Police Blotter.
'Calling Cards' Helped Track Down College Student's Alleged Killer

'Calling Cards' Helped Track Down College Student's Alleged Killer

Handprint left in alleged attempted carjacking one of several clues that led authorities to Seattle man now suspected of four homicides.
Montclair Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints

Montclair Police Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints

An impaired driving enforcement crackdown will be conducted locally as part of a national campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
More Arrests Possible in College Student's Slaying

More Arrests Possible in College Student's Slaying

A fourth person may have also been at the scene of the shooting.
UPDATE: One Hurt After Car Flips on Watchung Avenue

UPDATE: One Hurt After Car Flips on Watchung Avenue

An adult and two children were involved in the accident, the only injury sustained was a finger laceration.
Alleged Wheelman in Livingston Teen's Killing Was Out on Bail

Alleged Wheelman in Livingston Teen's Killing Was Out on Bail

Eric Williams was arrested in May for an alleged robbery and assault in West Orange.
Montclair Pair Accused of Mission Street Shooting

Montclair Pair Accused of Mission Street Shooting

No one was injured, but two homes and a vehicle sustained bullet holes, police said.
Alleged Double Homicide Fugitive Accused of Killing Seton Hall Prep Grad

Alleged Double Homicide Fugitive Accused of Killing Seton Hall Prep Grad

Seattle man and two West Orange teens charged in the slaying of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin.
Seton Hall Prep Grad's Killer Apprehended, Prosecutor Says

Seton Hall Prep Grad's Killer Apprehended, Prosecutor Says

Brendan Tevlin, a Livingston resident, was fatally shot in June on Northfield Avenue in West Orange.
Car Owner Spots Thieves Driving Away in His Vehicle, Police Say

Car Owner Spots Thieves Driving Away in His Vehicle, Police Say

One juvenile was apprehended and a warrant has been issued for the second boy's arrest.
Two-Alarm Fire Engulfs High Street House

Two-Alarm Fire Engulfs High Street House

No one was hurt in early-morning blaze Saturday.
Newark Airport Tasked With Id'ing Passengers With The Ebola Virus

Newark Airport Tasked With Id'ing Passengers With The Ebola Virus

The disease has mostly been found in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in recent years. The virus causes Ebola hemorrhagic fever.
Caldwell Man Charged With DWI in Bloomfield Avenue Crash

Caldwell Man Charged With DWI in Bloomfield Avenue Crash

Accident occurred last week at the intersection of Elm Street in Montclair.
Newark Man Charged in Cop Shooting

Newark Man Charged in Cop Shooting

Donald Easterling, 26, is accused of shooting a 19-year veteran police officer who was responding to a report of a robbery in progress.
Essex County Man Accused of Distributing Child Porn

Essex County Man Accused of Distributing Child Porn

Bloomfield resident allegedly distributed images and videos depicting child sex abuse.
Police: 4 Offices Burglarized, 2 Cell Phone Chargers Taken

Police: 4 Offices Burglarized, 2 Cell Phone Chargers Taken

Incidents occurred last weekend at an office complex in the area of Park Street and Claremont Avenue.
Newark Man Gets 18 Years for North Jersey Robbery Spree

Newark Man Gets 18 Years for North Jersey Robbery Spree

Jamar Darby had previously pleaded guilty to robbing 14 businesses during a six-month span in 2012 and 2013.
Clove Road Re-Opened After Overnight Crash

Clove Road Re-Opened After Overnight Crash

Accident occurred in Little Falls near Montclair State University.