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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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Reward Offer in Murder of Mother of Two
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer in last week’s murder of a city woman. Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $10,000 for details surrounding the fatal shooting of Ana Satian, age 22 and the mother of two children, on the 500 block of Third Street. The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 8th. Following the shooting, a white Maxima was seen fleeing the scene. 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.
 
Suspects Arrested on Weapons & Armed Robbery Charges
Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Irvington – Two alleged Bloods gang members were arrested last night by Essex County sheriff’s officers and charged with multiple weapons and armed robbery charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations at Irvington Park at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when an adult male advised them that his three children and two of their friends, all male juveniles, were recently robbed at gunpoint inside the park. Sheriff Fontoura said that the five victims were sitting on a park bench by the lake when they were approached by four suspects. Two of the suspects produced handguns and ordered the victims to hand over their cell phones.
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Homicide Reward Offer
Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of a Newark man last month. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program would pay up to $10,000 for details surrounding the death of Dwayne Harrison, age 26, who was killed by gunfire in the area of 40 West Kinney Street at 4:00 p.m. on October 21st.
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Surrendering Suspect Has Drugs in Underpants
Friday, 31 October 2014
Newark – When a male suspect wanted on three open criminal warrants for narcotics violations surrendered himself this morning at Veterans Courthouse to Essex County sheriff’s detectives additional drug charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that the suspect, Deandre Beard, age 24, of Badger Avenue in Newark, arrived at the courthouse shortly before 10:00 a.m. today. He was wanted for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, wandering in a known drug trafficking area and conspiracy to violate New Jersey’s narcotics laws.
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