Media / Press
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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Suspect Arrested on Gun & Drugs Charges
Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Newark – A city man with prior arrests on gun and drug charges was again arrested this morning by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and new weapons and narcotics charges were filed against him.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Fugitive Squad attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Terrel Thomas, age 23, at the second floor apartment at 304 Weequahic Avenue early on Wednesday. Thomas was wanted for failing to appear in court on a child support matter.

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Sheriff's Detectives & Feds Make Gun, Drugs Arrest
Friday, 05 October 2012

Newark – A city woman was arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges following her arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and federal law enforcement officers.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics and federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant, issued by Superior Court Judge Peter J. Vasquez, for apartment 36 at 333 Park Avenue in Newark’s north ward.

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Stolen Cars, Motorcycle Recovered
Monday, 01 October 2012

NewarkEssex County sheriff’s officers late yesterday afternoon recovered three stolen cars and a stolen motorcycle at adjoining locations in the city’s South Ward while on routine quality of life patrol.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers Michael Kihlberg and Chris Bozios were on patrol on Ridgewood Avenue when their marked unit’s receiver picked up multiple electronic stolen vehicle alerts.

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