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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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