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Armed Suspect Was Running an Open Air Drug Bazaar
Monday, 24 November 2014
Newark – A male suspect was arraigned this morning on 19 drug and weapons charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at the intersection of Clinton Place and West Runyon Street after receiving neighborhood complaints of drug trafficking at that location. Sheriff Fontoura said the BON detectives were in place at noon on Wednesday when they observed a suspect, later identified as Amir Bey, age 21 of Newark, loitering in the area.
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Reward Offer in Robinson Murder
Friday, 21 November 2014
Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer in the murder of a 17-year-old city man. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program would pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the November 6th shooting death of Michael Robinson, Jr. The incident occurred shortly after 2:00 p.m. in the area of 90 Spruce Street. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-847-7432. All calls to law enforcement will remain confidential.
 
Reward Offered in Irvington Homicide
Monday, 17 November 2014
Irvington – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of a township man on November 15th. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $10,000 for details surrounding the murder of 19-year-old Marquise Carruthers who was gunned down on Clinton Avenue, near the intersection of Harrison Place, in the early morning hours this past Saturday. No suspects have been identified as yet and no motive for the shooting has been established. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Tips Line at 877-847-7432. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
 
Reward Offered in Nutley Hit & Run Death
Monday, 17 November 2014
Nutley – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the death of a 77-year-old woman who sustained fatal injuries when she was struck by a van on November 15th. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his deparment’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details surrounding the incident which occurred at about noon this past Saturday in the 300 block of Centre Street. Sheriff Fontoura added that a dark-colored Ford Econoline van was seen leaving the area of the crash. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Tips Line at 877-847-7432 or the Nutley Police Department at 973-284-4940. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
 
Armed Suspect Arrested
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Newark – A Trenton man was arrested early this morning by Essex County sheriff’s officers and multiple weapons charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department were on quality of life patrol and traveling west on Raymond Boulevard in the East Ward at 3:50 a.m. today when their marked unit was passed by a 2013 Nissan Altima. Sheriff Fontoura said the suspect vehicle was clocked by radar as doing 52 mph in a 25 mph zone. Fontoura added that the Altima was also being operated in an erratic manner as it wove from lane to lane.
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