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4 Suspects Arrested on Drug Charges
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Newark – As a result of two separate undercover investigations conducted on Tuesday by the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics, four male suspects were arrested and the two principal suspects were arraigned this morning at criminal Central Judiciary Processing court, Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that during a plainclothes surveillance operation near the intersection of Weequahic Avenue and Clinton Place in the city’s South Ward the sheriff’s BON detectives observed Jessie Tullies, age 49 of Hillside, loitering in the area. “The suspect was well known to our officers from previous arrests,” Fontoura noted.
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Rotary Donates Emergency Supplies to Essex CERT Teams
Thursday, 24 July 2014
West Orange – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Tuesday, July 22nd that Rotary Club International donated $11,000 to Essex, Morris and Sussex Counties for the purchase of equipment and supplies for 150 members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program.
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Pennsylvania Woman Arrested and Arraigned on Drug Charges
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Newark - An out-of-state woman was arraigned today on drug charges following her arrest last night by Essex County sheriff's officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that at 7:20 p.m. on Monday officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations on Elizabeth Avenue when they observed a 1991 Toyota Celica traveling south with an obstructed front windshield. When the suspect vehicle was pulled over at East Runyon Street the sheriff's officers immediately detected the pungent odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the car.
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Reward Offer in Newark Murder
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Newark - Law enforcement authorities today announced a cash reward offer for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) wanted for the murder of Jawain Bernabela on July 21, 2014. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department's Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details of the killing. The victim, age 19, was found shot and unresponsive at a Schuyler Avenue address at 9:00 p.m. on Monday. No motive or suspects have been established, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Prosecutor's Tips Line at 877-847-7432. All calls to law enforcement will be kept strictly confidential.
 
Suspect Arrested & Arraigned on Gun Charges
Monday, 14 July 2014
Newark - A city man was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest by Essex County sheriff's officers on Friday night. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in Newark's South Ward at 9:00 p.m. on Friday when they observed a 2000 Buick Regal traveling at a high rate of speed in West Bigelow Street. Activating overhead lights and siren, the suspect vehicle was pulled over on Bergen Street. Fontoura said that as the sheriff's officers approached the Buick they could detect the strong odor of burnt marijuana.
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