Media / Press
Suspect Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges
Monday, 08 November 2010

Newark – A Newark man was arraigned today on drug and weapons charges following his arrest on Friday by sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from the Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for the second floor apartment of Arraheem Washington, age 34, at 9 Howell Place.

Sheriff Fontoura said that Washington had been suspected of drug trafficking and was the subject of an ongoing investigation.

Gun Suspect Arrested Outside Dunkin' Donuts
Monday, 01 November 2010

NewarkEssex County sheriff’s detectives today arrested a Newark man and filed weapons possession charges against him.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his office received an anonymous tip that a male suspect, wearing a purple jacket, blue jeans and black boots, was in the area of Vermont and South Orange avenues and had a gun concealed in his waistband.

K-9 "Bandit" Tracks Burglar
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Maplewood – A burglary suspect was successfully tracked today by an Essex County Sheriff’s bloodhound and placed under arrest.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Detective George Ruiz and K-9 “Bandit” were dispatched to the scene of a home burglary on Hudson Avenue shortly after noon on Thursday at the request of Maplewood police.

Defiant Trespass Summonses Issued at Old Hospital Center
Monday, 25 October 2010

Cedar Grove – An adult male and two male juveniles were arrested early Sunday morning at the abandoned Essex County hospital center on Fairview Avenue.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the perpetrators were heard making noise inside Building #5 at 125 Fairview Avenue by Patrol Division officers on a routine inspection tour of the facility.

Reward Offer: Victim Shot in Face
Wednesday, 20 October 2010

NewarkEssex County law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward for the 2009 murder of an Irvington woman in Newark.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Essex County Crimestoppers and the Newark Police Crimestoppers programs have offered up to $7,500 for details leading to the arrest of the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of Rita Young -Flythe shortly before 9:00 p.m. on October 7, 2009. The incident occurred outside of 266 South Orange Avenue, near the Fairmount Avenue intersection.

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