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Pennsylvania Woman Arrested and Arraigned on Drug Charges
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Newark - An out-of-state woman was arraigned today on drug charges following her arrest last night by Essex County sheriff's officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that at 7:20 p.m. on Monday officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations on Elizabeth Avenue when they observed a 1991 Toyota Celica traveling south with an obstructed front windshield. When the suspect vehicle was pulled over at East Runyon Street the sheriff's officers immediately detected the pungent odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the car.
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Reward Offer in Newark Murder
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Newark - Law enforcement authorities today announced a cash reward offer for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) wanted for the murder of Jawain Bernabela on July 21, 2014. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department's Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details of the killing. The victim, age 19, was found shot and unresponsive at a Schuyler Avenue address at 9:00 p.m. on Monday. No motive or suspects have been established, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Prosecutor's Tips Line at 877-847-7432. All calls to law enforcement will be kept strictly confidential.
 
Suspect Arrested & Arraigned on Gun Charges
Monday, 14 July 2014
Newark - A city man was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest by Essex County sheriff's officers on Friday night. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in Newark's South Ward at 9:00 p.m. on Friday when they observed a 2000 Buick Regal traveling at a high rate of speed in West Bigelow Street. Activating overhead lights and siren, the suspect vehicle was pulled over on Bergen Street. Fontoura said that as the sheriff's officers approached the Buick they could detect the strong odor of burnt marijuana.
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Reward Offers in 2 Newark Homicides
Monday, 07 July 2014
Newark - Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced two Crimestoppers reward offers up to $10,000 in each of currently unsolved recent Newark homicides. Sheriff Fontoura said the first reward offer of up to $10,000 is for information that leads to an arrest in the June 6, 2014 shooting death of Jermaine Gamble, age 20. Gamble was killed at 4:44 p.m. on that date at 269 South 8th Street in the city. Fontoura said the second reward officer of up to $10,000 is for information that leads to an arrest in the May 31, 2014 shooting death of Lateshia Townes, age 31. Townes was killed at 3:40 a.m. on that date at 765 South 20th Street in the city. Persons with information about these crimes are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide Task Force at 877-847-7432, the Newark police Tips Line at 877-695-7432 or Detective Rahsaan Johnson at 201-563-6413. All calls to law enforcement will be kept strictly confidential.
 
Hurricane Survival Guide
Thursday, 03 July 2014
Newark - Sheriff Armando Fontoura advises that hurricane and tropical storm season is upon us. Your official Office of Emergency Management Hurricane Survival Guide is available to you at no cost at the following web address... http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/hurricanes.html
 
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