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Suspects Arrested; .50 Caliber Military Rifle & Heroin Seized
Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Newark – A city man was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Fugitive Squad attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Lorenzo Boykins, age 42 of Newark, at the first floor apartment at 603 15th Avenue on Tuesday . Boykins was wanted on unlawful entry charges.

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Reward Offer in Newark Murder Case
Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Newark- – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for details surrounding a homicide that occurred in Newark early last month.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect wanted in the shooting death of Antonio Manning, age 23, a Newark resident.

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2 Arrested with Guns and Drugs
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Newark – Two suspects were taken into custody in separate arrests on weapons and drug charges last night and early this morning by Essex County sheriff’s officers. A third suspect was also arrested on a prior drug charge.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that detectives from his department executed an arrest warrant for Rajohn Eley, age 33, at 44 Homestead Park in Newark. Eley was wanted for possession of narcotics on an earlier charge.

Fontoura said that when the sheriff’s detectives searched Eley’s apartment they found his older brother, John Eley, age 41, in a front bedroom. On the elder Eley’s television stand the sheriff’s officers discovered a fully loaded, Smith and Wesson, 9mm, semi-automatic handgun and 35 grams of cocaine in a plastic sandwich bag. The gun was found to have been stolen out of Warrenton, Virginia in 2010.

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Newark Man Caught with 2 Loaded Handguns
Wednesday, 07 August 2013

Newark- A suspect was arraigned today on multiple gun charges today following his arrest yesterday afternoon by Essex County Sheriff's detectives.

 Sheriff Fontoura stated that while exiting Branch Brook Park, Bureau of Narcotics detectives noticed a man, acting suspiciously, walking between the Cathedral Basilica of Sacred Heart and Barringer High School. The man, later identified as Abdul Henderson 36 of Newark, was carrying a green plastic garbage bag. The detectives continued surveillance and spotted what they believed to be a blue handgun carrying case protruding from the bag.

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Man Toting Assualt Rifle Arrested, 2 Others Face Drug Charges
Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Newark- Three suspects were arrested on gun and drug charges yesterday in two separate incidents by Essex County Sheriff's detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the first two arrests were part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking yesterday in Newark's East Ward. Armed with a search warrant, detectives from the Bureau of Narcotics set up surveillance at 84 Thomas Street.

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