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2 Arrested with Guns and Drugs
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Newark – Two suspects were taken into custody in separate arrests on weapons and drug charges last night and early this morning by Essex County sheriff’s officers. A third suspect was also arrested on a prior drug charge.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that detectives from his department executed an arrest warrant for Rajohn Eley, age 33, at 44 Homestead Park in Newark. Eley was wanted for possession of narcotics on an earlier charge.

Fontoura said that when the sheriff’s detectives searched Eley’s apartment they found his older brother, John Eley, age 41, in a front bedroom. On the elder Eley’s television stand the sheriff’s officers discovered a fully loaded, Smith and Wesson, 9mm, semi-automatic handgun and 35 grams of cocaine in a plastic sandwich bag. The gun was found to have been stolen out of Warrenton, Virginia in 2010.

Newark Man Caught with 2 Loaded Handguns
Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Newark- A suspect was arraigned today on multiple gun charges today following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County Sheriff's detectives.

 Sheriff Fontoura stated that while exiting Branch Brook Park, Bureau of Narcotics detectives noticed a man, acting suspiciously, walking between the Cathedral Basilica of Sacred Heart and Barringer High School. The man, later identified as Abdul Henderson 36 of Newark, was carrying a green plastic garbage bag. The detectives continued surveillance and spotted what they believed to be a blue handgun carrying case protruding from the bag.

Man Toting Assualt Rifle Arrested, 2 Others Face Drug Charges
Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Newark- Three suspects were arrested on gun and drug charges yesterday in two separate incidents by Essex County Sheriff's detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the first two arrests were part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking yesterday in Newark's East Ward. Armed with a search warrant, detectives from the Bureau of Narcotics set up surveillance at 84 Thomas Street.

Three Suspects Arrainged on Gun and Drug Charges
Monday, 29 July 2013

Newark –Three suspects were arraigned today on narcotics and weapons charges following arrests made Friday afternoon by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from Sheriff's Bureau of Narcotics, armed with a search warrant, made entry at an apartment at 885 S 15th Street in Newark's South Ward.

Cooling Centers Opened
Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Due to the extreme heat, Sheriff Fontoura, Coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, advised local residents that the following cooling centers are now open:


Bethany Senior Center 275 W Market Street M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Newark Dept. of Child and Family Well Being 110 William Street M-F 8:30am to 4:30 pm

Ironbound Senior Center 226 Rome Street M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Stephen Crane Elderly Complex 900 Franklin Ave  M-F 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

South Ward Senior Center  731 Clinton Avenue  M-F 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Unified Vailsburg Services Org. 462 Sandford Avenue  M-F 9:00 am to 2:00 pm


Lincoln Avenue School (Cafeteria) 216 Lincoln Ave 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Park Avenue  School (Library) 231 Park Ave  11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Information about the opening of other municipal cooling centers will be announced as soon as that information is reported by local authorities to the Essex County Office of Emergency Managment.


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