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Drug Suspect Arrested & Arraigned
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Newark – A suspect was arraigned this morning on multiple drug charges following his arrest on Tuesday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant at 15 Ridgewood Avenue in Newark yesterday at noon. “After announcing our presence, our BON detectives heard movement inside the townhouse,” Sheriff Fontoura noted. “Fearing destruction of evidence, our officers made a forced entry and detained the target of our investigation, William Cummings, age 54.”
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Reward Offers in 3 Newark Homicide Cases
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced that his department’s Crimestoppers program would pay up to $10,000 for information that leads to arrests in three recent Newark homicides. Sheriff Fontoura said that a double shooting occurred at 369 South 9th Street on November 6th. Kareem Scantling, age 33 of Newark, was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim, Andre Harris, age 30 also of Newark, died on November 9th from his gunshot wounds.
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Suspect Arrested & Arraigned on Drug Charges
Thursday, 04 December 2014
Newark – A suspected narcotics distributor was arraigned this morning on multiple drug charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a plainclothes surveillance operation in the area of 1st Avenue West and North 13th Street at noon on Wednesday when they observed the target of their investigation, Ismeal Gonzalez, age 26, exit his nearby residence.
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Rewards Offered in Three Newark Homicides
Monday, 01 December 2014
Newark – Law enforcement authorities have posted cash reward offers that occurred over the past weekend. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in each of the three homicides.
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Armed Juvenile Arrested
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Newark – A gun-toting male juvenile was arrested late last night by Essex County sheriff’s officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday when they observed a late model, Honda Civic traveling west on 18th Avenue at a high rate of speed. Sheriff Fontoura said the suspect vehicle came to an abrupt stop at the intersection of Stuyvesant Avenue where a second suspect, later identified as a 16-year-old male, awaited the Honda.
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