Earlier this week, an argument over bulky waste pick up ended in the arrest of a Montclair resident. MPD Deputy Chief of Police Perry Mayers tells us that a township employee was picking up garbage on Ward Place, when Deborah Taliaferro came out to ask why the bulky waste was left behind. The township employee, Luis Nieves, explained it wasn’t a pick up day for that kind of trash. Taliaferro’s husband, Cesar Ilato came out to the curb and began to argue with Nieves, then picked up his leftover trash and threw it in the garbage truck. Nieves says the angry homeowner pushed him, and that’s when the cops were called.
The push, considered an assault, was witnessed by a passing driver, and was also confirmed by Ilato’s wife. Cops arrested Mr. Ilato, charging him with simple assualt, obstruction of justice (Ilato first gave a false name), and a town ordinance violation for tossing his junk on town property ( the garbage truck).
Mayers also reported another fight which broke out between two Montclair High football players at Clary Anderson park on August 23. Apparently one youth, a senior, got angry with an younger team member for using an entry door reserved for upperclassmen. The senior, who socked the second student wounding him in the face, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. The student who was assaulted required multiple stitches. The senior was released to his father.
And finally, a tipster sent in this description of an early morning brouhaha on Tuesday:
At the intersection of James and Midland there was some form of giant fight, it looked like some kind of initiation. There were people on look out as a bunch of others beat one individual. Police were called and arrived promptly in multiple cars. It was 2:30 am when
We’re wondering about this one. We know the Montclair TImes heard about it too. But there was no report about it at police headquarters…