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Alleged Gang Member Arrested & Arraigned on Multiple Drug Charges
Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Newark – An alleged Bloods gang member was arraigned today on multiple drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that plainclothes officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation on Monday afternoon at the intersection of Chadwick and Hawthorne avenues, a known high drug trafficking location.
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Reward Offer in Bond Murder Increased
Tuesday, 01 July 2014
Newark - Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced that the Crimestoppers reward offer in the shooting death of Cheyanne Bond has been increase and now stands at "up to $15,000. Bond, age 17, was fatally gunned down on Sunday night on South 17th Street in Newark as she was walking home. A 17-year-old boy was also wounded by the gunfire. The victim reportedly lived with her guardian in Irvington but used her father's address to attend school in Newark. She planned to attend Union County College in the fall to study nursing. Persons with information about the Bond murder are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Tips Line at 1-877-847-7432 or the Newark Police Department's Tips Line at (877) 695-8477. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
 
Heroin Arrest in Newark's South Ward
Monday, 30 June 2014
Newark - A Morris County woman was arrested last night by Essex County sheriff's officers and multiple drug charges were filed against her. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in Newark's South Ward at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday when they observed the driver of a Honda Accord illegally back her vehicle onto Ross Street from Evergreen Avenue.
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Heroin & "Crack" Cocaine Arrests on Norfolk Street
Friday, 27 June 2014
Newark - Two male suspects were arraigned today on multiple drug charges following their arrests yesterday afternoon by Essex County sheriff's detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at the intersection of Norfolk and Hartford on Thursday in response to neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking. Sheriff Fontoura said the BON detectives observed two males, later identified as Jamil Soto, 23 of Newark, an alleged Crips gang member, and his cohort, 21-year-old Marquise Cruz, also of Newark, loitering in the area.
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Suspect Arrested and Arraigned on Weapons and Drug Charges
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Newark – A male suspect was arraigned this morning on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at the intersection of Market and Halsey streets in response to neighborhood complaints of drug trafficking in the area. Sheriff Fontoura said the BON detectives observed a man as he arrived with a chair and a leather handbag and sat down in front of 152 Market Street shortly after noon on Tuesday in what appeared to be an attempt to blend in with local cart vendors.
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