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Four Drug Suspects Arrested
Thursday, 09 October 2014
Newark - Two adult suspects were arraigned on drug distribution charges today following their arrests yesterday along with two juvenile suspects by Essex County sheriff's detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Bureau of Narcotics and the Tactical Response Team executed two search warrants on Wednesday morning for apartments at 70 Summer Avenue in the city's North District. After surrounding the building, Sheriff Fontoura said the BON detectives and TRT officers announced their presence then, fearing the destruction of evidence, made a forced entry into the residence.
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Reward Offered in Berra Museum Burglary
Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Newark - In the aftermath of the break-in and robbery at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University, Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced a cash reward offer for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect or suspects. Sheriff Fontoura stated that his department's Crimestoppers program would pay up to $5,000 for details surrounding the crime. "This institution is an iconic asset to parents, children and baseball fans everywhere," Fontoura said. "We are outraged that this vital facility was violated." Persons with information about this crime are urged to contact the Essex County Sheriff's Crimestoppers hotline at 973-877-TIPS or the Montclair State University Police at 973-655-5222. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential. ***** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CRIMESTOPPERS REWARD OFFER HAS INCREASED TO UP TO $30,000.
 
Suspect with Semi-Auto Handgun & Drugs Arrested and Arraigned
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Newark – An alleged Bloods street gang member was arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday morning by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation on Tuesday morning at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Salem Street, a known drug trafficking area. Sheriff Fontoura said that the BON detectives observed Fuquan Scales, age 26 of East Orange, loitering in the area.
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Three Suspects Arrested and Arraigned on Drug Charges
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Newark - Three alleged drug dealers were arraigned today following their arrests yesterday by Essex County sheriff's detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that in response to numerous complaints of drug trafficking from North Ward residents his department's Bureau of Narcotics conducted two plainclothes surveillance operations yesterday on Grafton Avenue and at Bright Court. Sheriff Fontoura said the first surveillance operation was initiated shortly before noon and his BON detectives observed three unidentified males loitering on bicycles outside a bodega at 31 Grafton Avenue.
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Two Drug Arrests in Newark
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Newark - Two male suspects, arrested yesterday by Essex County sheriff's officers during separate undercover operations, were arraigned this morning on multiple drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department's Bureau of Narcotics conducted plainclothes surveillance at two known drug trafficking areas in the city on Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Fontoura said that at 1:00 p.m. the BON detectives observed a male, later identified as Yasim Perry, age 21, sitting on a milk crate near the intersection of Chapel Street and Riverview Court in the city's East Ward.
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