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Victim Found Holding Marijuana
Friday, 15 March 2013

POT LUCK!

Newark – The victim of an assault and robbery apparently lost track of the amount of property stolen from him late yesterday afternoon and wound up be charged with a crime.

According to Sheriff Armando Fontoura, detectives at his department’s Patrol Division headquarters on Clifton Avenue responded to several screams for help from a male who was outside the police facility at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday.

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Reward Offer in Orange Murder Case
Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Orange – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for details surrounding a homicide that occurred in Orange this past Saturday.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of the suspects wanted in the shooting death of Pharon Gordon, age 17, a township resident.

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Alleged Gang Member Arrested & Arraigned on Multiple Gun and Drug Charges
Tuesday, 05 March 2013
Newark – A reputed Bloods street gang member was arraigned this morning on multiple weapons and drug charges following his arrest on Monday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

 

 

 

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of an on-going investigation detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for the first floor apartment at 289 21st Street in Irvington on Monday afternoon.

 

 

 

Sheriff Fontoura said that the subject of the investigation, Darryl Trent, age 24, was detained while the search of the premises was conducted.
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Reward Offer in Murder of Newark Airport Employee
Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in Tuesday’s murder of a Newark Liberty International Airport employee.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program would pay up to $5,000 for details surrounding the shooting death of Bruce J. Santos, age 26.

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Suspect Has Drugs in His Underwear
Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Newark – A suspect wanted on two open criminal warrants for the possession and distribution of narcotics surrendered himself this morning to Essex County sheriff’s detectives at Veterans Courthouse and additional drug charges were filed against him.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Charles Wooten, age 22, of Newark turned himself in today on the prior drug charges.

Upon processing Wooten, Sheriff Fontoura said that Officer Robert Bailey conducted a routine search of the suspect and discovered 22 bags of marijuana hidden in his underpants.

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