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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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Suspect Who Aimed Gun At Officer Is Arraigned
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Newark – A suspect was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon 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 the area of Woodland Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon when the observed a black Chevrolet Impala parked and blocking traffic flow in the middle of the intersection at South 14 Street and Avon Avenue.
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Suspect Arraigned on Gun and Drug Charges
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Newark – A suspect was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon 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 the area of Woodland Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon when the observed a black Chevrolet Impala parked and blocking traffic flow in the middle of the intersection at South 14 Street and Avon Avenue.
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Suspect Arrested & Arraigned on Weapons and Drug Charges
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Newark – A suspect with a lengthy criminal record was arraigned this morning following his arrest late last week by Essex County sheriff’s detectives on multiple weapons and drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics, armed with a search warrant for the second floor apartment at 266 B Day Street in Orange, made a forced entry on Friday afternoon into the residence and detained the target of their investigation, Dana Thompson, age 39, while the premises was searched.
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Suspect Arrested & Arraigned on Gun and Drug Charges
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Newark - A suspect was arraigned this morning on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff's detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Bureau of Narcotics, armed with a search warrant for 358 North 5th Street, made a forced entry into the third floor apartment on Wednesday where they detained Damone Venable, age 34, the target of their investigation. In the suspect's bedroom, the sheriff's BON detectives discovered two shopping bags. The first bag contained a fully loaded, .40 caliber, Taurus semi-automatic handgun, along with two other ammunition magazines and additional loose ammunition.
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