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Sheriff's Officer Hits Stolen Vehicle Jackpot
Thursday, 21 April 2011

Newark – When an Essex County sheriff’s officer got a hit on his anti-car theft device while on patrol last night little did he know that modern police technology would lead him to a jackpot of five high-priced stolen cars and a stolen car carrier rig.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that Officer Guiseppe Forgione was on routine patrol at 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Weequahic Park when his car theft alarm activated. The signal was emitted by a 2004 Lincoln Navigator.

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Motor Vehicle Stop Yields Drugs and Stun Gun
Thursday, 14 April 2011

NewarkEssex County sheriff’s officers arrested a suspect on drug and weapons charges this evening after they observed his vehicle make an illegal turn into Branch Brook Park.

Sheriff Fontoura said the officer were on routine patrol on Heller Parkway when they saw a 2002 Volkswagen van, driven by 34-year-old Robinson Almonte of Newark, illegally pass another vehicle and make an illegal turn into the park.

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Reward Offered in Murder of Orange Teen
Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Orange – Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the murder of an Orange teenager last year.

Sheriff Fontoura said the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details surrounding the shooting death of Tyrell Coleman, age 18.

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Newark Suspect Arrested; Gun & Drugs Seized
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Newark – In an operation conducted this afternoon by the Essex County Sheriff’s Tactical Response Team, the Bureau of Narcotics and Detective Bureau, an alleged drug dealer was arrested and a weapon and narcotics were seized.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that prior to executing a search warrant for the 2nd floor apartment at 175 South 11th Street, the subject of an on-going investigation, Jahad Lee, age 28, was arrested outside his residence.

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Reward Offer in Newark Hit & Run Fatality
Sunday, 10 April 2011

Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced a cash reward offer for information about a suspect wanted for the hit and run murder of a Newark resident on November 7, 2010.

Rashad Mimy, age 26, was struck by a vehicle while walking south on Routes 1 & 9, near Haynes Avenue in Newark. The crime occurred shortly after midnight.

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