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Reward Offers in 2 Newark Homicides
Monday, 07 July 2014
Newark - Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced two Crimestoppers reward offers up to $10,000 in each of currently unsolved recent Newark homicides. Sheriff Fontoura said the first reward offer of up to $10,000 is for information that leads to an arrest in the June 6, 2014 shooting death of Jermaine Gamble, age 20. Gamble was killed at 4:44 p.m. on that date at 269 South 8th Street in the city. Fontoura said the second reward officer of up to $10,000 is for information that leads to an arrest in the May 31, 2014 shooting death of Lateshia Townes, age 31. Townes was killed at 3:40 a.m. on that date at 765 South 20th Street in the city. Persons with information about these crimes are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide Task Force at 877-847-7432, the Newark police Tips Line at 877-695-7432 or Detective Rahsaan Johnson at 201-563-6413. All calls to law enforcement will be kept strictly confidential.
 
Hurricane Survival Guide
Thursday, 03 July 2014
Newark - Sheriff Armando Fontoura advises that hurricane and tropical storm season is upon us. Your official Office of Emergency Management Hurricane Survival Guide is available to you at no cost at the following web address... http://www.state.nj.us/njoem/plan/hurricanes.html
 
Reward Offer in Tevlin Murder Increased
Thursday, 03 July 2014
Newark - Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced that the Crimestoppers reward offer in the murder of Brendan Tevlin has been increased to up to $25,000. The additional monies has been contributed by a donor who prefers to remain anonymous. Tevlin, age 19 of Livingston, was shot and killed on June 25, 2014 at Northfield Avenue and Walker Road in West Orange. His lifeless body was found in his family's car, a Jeep Liberty. Tevlin had been at a friend's home playing video games prior to the shooting incident. Persons with information about the murder are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Tips Line at 1-877-847-7432. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
 
Alleged Gang Member Arrested & Arraigned on Multiple Drug Charges
Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Newark – An alleged Bloods gang member was arraigned today on multiple drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that plainclothes officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation on Monday afternoon at the intersection of Chadwick and Hawthorne avenues, a known high drug trafficking location.
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Reward Offer in Bond Murder Increased
Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Newark - Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced that the Crimestoppers reward offer in the shooting death of Cheyanne Bond has been increase and now stands at "up to $15,000. Bond, age 17, was fatally gunned down on Sunday night on South 17th Street in Newark as she was walking home. A 17-year-old boy was also wounded by the gunfire. The victim reportedly lived with her guardian in Irvington but used her father's address to attend school in Newark. She planned to attend Union County College in the fall to study nursing. Persons with information about the Bond murder are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Tips Line at 1-877-847-7432 or the Newark Police Department's Tips Line at (877) 695-8477. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
 
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