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Heroin Arrest in Newark's South Ward
Monday, 30 June 2014
Newark - A Morris County woman was arrested last night by Essex County sheriff's officers and multiple drug charges were filed against her. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in Newark's South Ward at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday when they observed the driver of a Honda Accord illegally back her vehicle onto Ross Street from Evergreen Avenue.
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Heroin & "Crack" Cocaine Arrests on Norfolk Street
Friday, 27 June 2014
Newark - Two male suspects were arraigned today on multiple drug charges following their arrests yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff's detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at the intersection of Norfolk and Hartford on Thursday in response to neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking. Sheriff Fontoura said the BON detectives observed two males, later identified as Jamil Soto, 23 of Newark, an alleged Crips gang member, and his cohort, 21-year-old Marquise Cruz, also of Newark, loitering in the area.
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Suspect Arrested and Arraigned on Weapons and Drug Charges
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Newark – A male suspect was arraigned this morning on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at the intersection of Market and Halsey streets in response to neighborhood complaints of drug trafficking in the area. Sheriff Fontoura said the BON detectives observed a man as he arrived with a chair and a leather handbag and sat down in front of 152 Market Street shortly after noon on Tuesday in what appeared to be an attempt to blend in with local cart vendors.
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Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Newark - Two male suspects, an adult and a juvenile, who allegedly committed an armed robbery last night were apprehended almost immediately after the crime by Essex County sheriff's officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the area of Weequahic Park when they received a Newark police radio broadcast of an armed robbery which had just occurred at the intersection of Elizabeth and Custer Avenues.
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5 Suspects Arrested on Weapons and Drug Charges
Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Newark - In separate incidents, Essex County sheriff's officers recovered a handgun, drugs and a stolen car last night and another stolen car and a hatchet on Sunday night. In all, five males, including four juveniles, were arrested. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations along Frelinghuysen Avenue when their marked cruiser was passed by a 1997 Mercedes Benz E32. As the Mercedes drove by, the electronic license plate reader in the cruiser signaled that the Mercedes had been reported stolen out of Newark on April 5, 2014.
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