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Convicted Killer Re-Arrested
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
East Orange – The convicted killer in a 1994 Arcola, Virginia, double homicide was arrested this morning in a pre-dawn raid by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated officers from his department’s Detective Bureau and Tactical Response Team executed a Virginia Parole Board arrest warrant for David Moore, age 37, at his mother’s William Street residence. Moore violated of the terms of his parole on August 24, 2014 when he was arrested by East Orange police on weapons and drug charges.
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2 Suspects Arrested & Arraigned on Meth Distribution Charges
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Newark – A wheelchair-bound suspect and his alleged roommate accomplice were arraigned today on drug charges following their arrest on Tuesday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics along with Bloomfield police executed a search warrant for a third floor apartment at 165 Franklin Street in Bloomfield yesterday morning.
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3 Raids, 5 Arrests, $30,000 in Drugs Seized
Thursday, 05 March 2015
Newark – Five male suspects, including three alleged gang members, were arrested yesterday as a result of three plainclothes drug operations conducted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a search warrant was executed for the third floor apartment, located at 175 Woodside Avenue in Newark, at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday. Sheriff Fontoura said that when the BON detectives knocked and announced their presence the officers heard people inside the apartment yelling “5-0, 5-0”, in reference to law enforcement officers on the scene. Fearing destruction of evidence, the sheriff’s BON officers made a forced entry into the residence.
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3 Suspects Arrested on Gun, Drugs & Assault Charges
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Newark – Three suspects, two males and a female, were arraigned this morning on multiple weapons, drug and assault charges following their arrest last night by Essex County sheriff’s officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in Newark’s North Ward at 9:00 p.m. on Monday when their marked unit’s electronic license plate reader signaled that the 2003 Acura station wagon parked in front of 143 Roseville Avenue and containing three occupants had been reported as stolen by Newark police on February 17, 2015. “Our officers then strategically positioned their cruiser in an effort to conduct a motor vehicle stop,” Fontoura said. “However, when the driver of the car spotted our presence he put the car into gear and repeated slammed the Acura into our vehicle in an effort to escape.”
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Juvenile Has Sawed-Off Rifle Strapped to Leg
Monday, 02 March 2015
Newark – Three adults, a male and two females, were arraigned this morning on weapons charges following their arrest on Friday by Essex County sheriff’s officers. A sawed-off and defaced .22 caliber rifle was also found strapped to the right leg under the pants of a 17-year-old male during the incident. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division conducted a motor vehicle stop late on Friday morning at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and 10th Street where they observed a 2014 rented Kia Rio blocking traffic in the area.
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