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With Helicopter Assist 3 Stolen Car Suspects Arrested
Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Orange – With assistance from airborne Essex County Prosecutor’s detectives, three suspects in a stolen vehicle were arrested this morning by Essex County sheriff’s officers.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that at 10:45 a.m. detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics ran the license plate of a red 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee at 12th Avenue and 14th Street in Newark. The vehicle was reported to have been stolen in Newark yesterday.

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Suspected Drug Distributor Arrested
Wednesday, 05 January 2011

Newark – In a joint operation conducted by the Essex County sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics and the department’s Tactical Response Team, a suspected drug distributor was arrested late yesterday afternoon and more than $43,000 in narcotics was seized.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that BON and TRT detectives, armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Michael Petrolle, initiated a plainclothes surveillance operation at 394 Irvine Turner Boulevard on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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300 Snowstorm Victims Rescued; Baby Delivered
Monday, 27 December 2010

West Orange – Hours after rescuing and sheltering more than 300 people stranded by blizzard conditions last night on Route 280, Essex County sheriff’s officers this morning assisted in the delivery of a baby boy.

The post-Christmas snowstorm dumped more than two feet of the white stuff across Essex County, causing massive snowdrifts and shutting down vehicular traffic for hours. As a result of the snow and ice, scores of cars, vans, buses and trucks could not surmount the steep hills of Route 280.

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Sheriff's Holiday Toy Drive Concludes
Friday, 17 December 2010

Newark – The final phase of the Essex County Sheriff’s Holiday Toy Drive for the Needy which began last week was launched today from Veterans Courthouse when a convoy of pick-up trucks filled with games, toys, winter clothing and holiday meals began delivery operations throughout the county.

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Shoplifter Arrested in Belleville
Friday, 17 December 2010

Belleville – An Avenel man was arrested this morning by an Essex County sheriff’s officer following a shoplifting incident at the Walgreen’s drugstore on Franklin Avenue.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that sheriff’s officer Alexis Coelho was on routine patrol at 9:15 a.m. when she was flagged down by the drugstore’s manager and advised that a shoplifter had just walked away with 25 boxes of condoms.

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