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Juvenile Wanted in Armed Assault Arrested
Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Newark – A 15-year-old male was arrested early this morning by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and charged with an armed assault on a male juvenile.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a 17-year-old male and his juvenile companion were confronted by three male juveniles shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Sunday at Independence Park.

Sheriff Fontoura said that one of the three juveniles, a 15-year-old, pulled a .32 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver on the pair and demanded money. When the two potential victims ran the 15-year-old fired his weapon, striking the 17-year-old in the neck.

Carjacking & Kidnap Suspect Arrested
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Newark - A suspected carjacker was arraigned today following his arrest early Sunday morning by an Essex County sheriff's officer.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Douglas Brown, age 29, of Newark who was wanted by Jersey City police on carjacking, kidnap, assault and robbery charges was apprehended at 1:26 a.m. Sunday by Sheriff's Officer Guiseppe Forgione at the Exxon gas station parking lot, located at Central Avenue and West Market Street.
4 Juveniles Arrested in "Wilding" Incident
Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Newark – Four male juveniles were arrested this afternoon at Weequahic Park by Essex County sheriff’s officers and were charged with assaulting two men in separate incidents.

Pleads Guilty in Court; Arrested 3 Hours Later on New Drug Charges
Monday, 22 November 2010

Newark – Three hours after pleading guilty to prior drug charges, a Newark suspect and his two alleged male accomplices were arrested on Friday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and additional drug charges were filed against the trio.

As a result of the arrests, a large quantity of heroin and nearly $3,500 in cash was seized by officers from the sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics.

Sheriff's Thanksgiving Food Drive Feeds Thousands
Sunday, 21 November 2010

The Essex County Sheriff’s Office today completed the final phase of its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy and Homeless by delivering holiday meals to local economically disadvantaged residents and social service organizations.

The Sheriff’s Thanksgiving Food Drive was stated 20 years ago with a relatively small clientele. Over the years, it has vastly expanded and now reaches thousands of our less fortunate neighbors.

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