Montville High School intruder identified

Handcuffs used during police arrest.
Handcuffs used during police arrest.

MONTVILLE, NJ – A Bloomfield man was arrested and charged today for trespassing at Montville High School on Thursday.

An alleged intruder was arrested at Montville High School on Thursday by police. The crime of unlicensed entry into a structure, a fourth-degree offense, was charged against Charles Banaciski III, 19, of Bloomfield, New Jersey.

The surveillance footage shows an unknown adult male arriving at Montville High School on February 2, approximately 6:30 a.m., walking around the building with a backpack on. The school staff discovered Banaciski. The staff member confronted Banaciski, who claimed to be a student. Upon further questioning, Banaciski left the building and drove away.

Montville High School was placed on shelter in place until law enforcement and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit cleared the building.

Banaciski was identified as the suspect intruder following a subsequent investigation. He was arrested at his Bloomfield residence. The investigation is ongoing.

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