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Sheriff's Detectives Seize 1/2 Pound of Cocaine, 202 Decks of Heroin, Gun
Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Newark – A male suspect was arraigned today on multiple drug and weapons charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at noon on Tuesday at 31 Aldine Street.

Sheriff Fontoura said the BON officers were in position when they observed Derrick Camillo, age 49, and Eric Ford, age 43, both of Newark, approach 27-year-old Talon Thomas who was standing in front of his residence. After a brief conversation, the sheriff’s officers observed as Thomas walked down his driveway, open a door, bend down and retrieve items that were on the floor in a blue bag.

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Drug Suspect Arrested
Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Newark – An Irvington man was arrested last night by Essex County sheriff’s officers and drug charges were filed against him.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department were on quality of life patrol at 5:00 p.m. in the area of Osborne Terrace and Hawthorne Avenue when their license plate check of a 1993 Toyota Paseo revealed that the vehicle’s registered owner, Michael Hunt, age 35, of Irvington, was suspended of his driving privileges.

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2 Suspects Arrested; Gun & Heroin Seized
Monday, 23 April 2012

Newark – Two suspects were arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following their arrest on Friday by Essex County Sheriff’s officers.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Officers Dennis Kihlberg and Christopher Bozios were on quality of life patrol in the area of 195 1st Street, the Garden Spires apartment complex, at noon on Friday when they observed two males talking with another male who was parked in his Jeep Grand Cherokee.

As the officers drove past, one of the suspects, later identified as Al-Tamese Green, age 18, of Newark, threw a small package into the rear of the Jeep. Since the location is a known high intensity drug trafficking area Kihlberg and Bozios approached to investigate.

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Drug Distro Ring Shut Down; Suspect Arrested
Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Newark – A suspected drug distribution operation was shut down this morning as sheriff’s detectives arrested a city man.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics today executed a search warrant, signed by Superior Court Judge, Joseph Cassini III, at a one-family residence, located at 19 Unity Avenue.

Sheriff Fontoura said that after knocking on the door and announcing their presence the BON detectives were forced to use a metal ram to gain access to the premises.

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Carjacking Suspect Arrested
Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Newark – An alleged Bloods gang member, wanted by law enforcement authorities for an armed carjacking in the city, was arrested last night by an Essex County sheriff’s officer.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Officer Giuseppe Forgione was on quality of life patrol on Lyons Avenue at 9:45 p.m. when his license plate reader alerted him to a 1993 Saturn station wagon that had been reported carjacked earlier this month.

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