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Armed Suspect with Heroin & Cocaine Arrested
Monday, 22 October 2012

Newark – An armed suspect, accused of narcotics trafficking, was arraigned today following his arrest by Essex County sheriff’s officers.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Officers Dominick Petrucci and Ryan Udvarhely were on quality of life patrol in the area of Weequahic Park at 7:45 p.m. on Friday when they observed a 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio convertible parked in front of the Seth Boyden complex, a known high drug trafficking area.

Leaning inside the passenger side window and conversing with the vehicle’s occupants was a suspect, later identified as Aaron Miller, age 19, of Newark.

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Reward Posted for Suspect Wanted for Aggravated Assault
Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to the arrest of Alvin Camillo who is wanted for aggravated assault.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads investigators to Camillo’s arrest.

Fontoura said that at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2012 Camillo entered the Clarence B. Wright Funeral Home at 579 Grove Street in Irvington and confronted an adult male. Camillo is accused of opening a folding knife and stabbing the victim in the face and abdomen. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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Suspect Arraigned on Kidnap, Sex Assault, Weapons Charges
Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Newark – Derrick Baker of Newark, age 26, charged with kidnapping, robbery and three counts of aggravated sexual assault was arraigned today in criminal Central Judicial Processing court.

Baker and a 17-year-old male accomplice, also from Newark, are accused of kidnapping an 18-year-old female college female on Lyons Avenue in Irvington at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Monday.

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Reward Posted for Murder of Corrections Officer
Monday, 15 October 2012

Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of a corrections officer.

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2 Suspects Arrested; Gun, Prescription Drugs, Marijuana Seized
Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Newark – In a dawn raid at a city residence, Essex County sheriff’s officers arrested two suspects and filed weapons and drug charges against them.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for 227 Court Street earlier today.

After failing to respond to repeated knocks on the door by the sheriff’s officers, the BON detectives, fearing the destruction of evidence, made a forced entry into the townhouse.

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