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Suspect with Weapon & Drugs Arrested and Arraigned
Thursday, 23 February 2012

Newark – An East Orange man was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s officers.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Officers Christopher Bozios and Dennis Kihlberg were on routine patrol when they observed a narcotics sale take place shortly before noon on Wednesday near the intersection of Springfield Avenue and 22nd Street, a known drug trafficking area.

When the uniformed officers approached the suspect, Altariq Patterson, age 29, of East Orange he attempted to flee the scene on foot. Bozios and Kihlberg caught up with Paterson after a brief chase and the officers struggled to subdue him.

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Stolen Land Rovers and Truck Rig Recovered
Saturday, 18 February 2012

NewarkEssex County sheriff’s officers this morning recovered a stolen car carrier and five new SUV’s that were reported stolen out of Union Township on Saturday.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Sergeant Joseph Acinapura was on routine patrol on Frelinghuysen Avenue at 9:20 a.m. yesterday when he came upon what appeared to be a motor vehicle accident between two 2012 Land Rover SUV’s at the intersection of Concord Street.

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Drug Suspects Arrested & Arraigned
Monday, 06 February 2012

Newark – Three male suspects were arraigned today following their arrests in separate incidents by Essex County sheriff’s detectives on Friday in the city’s North Ward. During the arrests more than $20,000 in illegal narcotics was confiscated.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the first arrest which was part of an on-going investigation occurred at 3:15 p.m. when officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics, armed with a search warrant for the basement apartment at 337 North 7th Street, conducted a surveillance operation at that location.

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Drug Suspect Arrested; Officer & Pedestrian Injured
Thursday, 02 February 2012

West Caldwell – A drug suspect was arrested last night following a pursuit from a local pharmacy and a violent struggle with an Essex County sheriff’s officer.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department who had been conducting a six-week fraudulent prescription drug investigation received a tip late Wednesday that a male suspect was attempting to obtain oxycodone pills with a bogus prescription at Walgreen’s, located at 601 Passaic Avenue.

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Armed Drug Suspect, Accomplice, Buyer Arrested
Monday, 30 January 2012

Newark – An armed suspected drug dealer, his alleged accomplice and a drug buyer were arraigned today following their arrests on Sunday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s officers.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that plainclothes detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a drug investigation at 3:30 p.m. yesterday near the intersection of North 12th Street and 4th Avenue, a known drug trafficking area.

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