A mobile crime scene van as well as several Essex County Sheriff and Montclair Police vehicles are staked out at the intersection of South Mountain and Gates Avenues with lights flashing, and a police dog is sniffing the perimeter of houses in the area. We hear a house was robbed, although police at the scene won’t disclose any information. There’s no yellow tape and police have not stopped traffic in the area. We’ve got a call into local authorities and will update when information emerges.
Later, from the Montclair Police:
The scene on South Mountain was from a burglary and the K-9 was called to assist with tracking. One person was arrested for an unrelated warrant. The incident occurred during the daytime hours and the investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released at a later time.