Media / Press
Cash Reward Offered in Short Hills Mall Murder
Monday, 16 December 2013
Newark - Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of Dustin Friedland, age 30 of Hoboken, at the Short Hills Mall last night at approximately 9:00 a.m. The victim was shot by assailants during a carjacking incident. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-847-7432. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
Pre-dawn Raid Nets Guns & Heroin
Thursday, 14 November 2013

Newark – In a pre-dawn raid at two neighboring townhouses in the city’s west ward, Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the sheriff’s Tactical Response Team arrested two suspects and charged them with multiple weapons and narcotics offenses.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics and the TRT team officers executed a search warrant early this morning for the apartments located at both 148 and 152 12th Avenue in Newark. The search warrant was issued following a two-week investigation into narcotics trafficking in the area.

Suspects Arrested; Heroin, Cocaine & Marijuana Seized
Thursday, 24 October 2013

Newark – Two alleged drug suspects were arrested by Essex County sheriff’s officers on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics, armed with a search warrant for the first floor apartment at 94 North 5th Street in Newark, conducted a joint investigation with officers from the Essex Fells Police Department on Tuesday night.

Sheriff Fontoura said the task force established exterior surveillance on the apartment and observed as a white Ford Taurus pulled up and parked at that location. Here, the driver engaged in a brief conversation with the target of the investigation, Rodney “Logic” Little, age 34.

Guns, Heroin, Cocaine Seized During Arrest
Thursday, 03 October 2013

Newark – A suspect, utilizing a West Ward apartment hallway as his drug stash, was arraigned today on narcotics and weapons charges following his arrest on Wednesday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Smith Street yesterday as part on an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in the area.

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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