Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect wanted in a series of bank robberies.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $2,500 for details about the whereabouts of suspect who has robbed three banks in Essex and Passaic counties during the past four months.
Fontoura said the suspect is described as a male Hispanic, approximately 5’ 8”, weighing 190 pounds and is between the ages of 25 to 35.
Newark – A suspected Bloods street gang member was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest by EssexCounty sheriff’s officers on Friday.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department were on routine quality of life patrol in a marked vehicle near the intersection of Kent and Brenner streets late Friday afternoon when a late model Lincoln LS with illegally tinted windows drove by them.The sheriff’s officers activated overhead lights and siren to conduct a motor vehicle stop.
At this point, the rear passenger door opened and a male, later identified as Daquan Cuttino, age 19, of Newark, exited the Lincoln and ran from the scene.
Newark – A suspect was arraigned today on multiple drug charges following his arrestearlier this week by EssexCounty sheriff’s officers.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at 321 Park Avenue on Monday morning as part of an on-going investigation of their target, 55-year-old Leoncio Vargas.
Sheriff Fontoura said that Vargas was observed leaving his residence by the BON detectives at and he was followed.
Prescription Drugs, 'Crack' Cocaine Seized in Arrest
Friday, 01 February 2013
Newark – A drug suspect was arraigned this morning following his arrest at his home yesterday afternoon by EssexCounty sheriff’s officers.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for apartment 103 at 9 Summit Avenue in Newark at on Thursday.
Fontoura said that when there was no response to repeated knocking the BON officers found the apartment door unlocked.At that time, they encountered the apartment’s owner, Joel Walton, age 49, in the living room.
Newark – An armed suspect who admitted to EssexCounty sheriff’s officers that he was high on drugs was arrested last night and charged with weapons and narcotics offenses.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department were on quality of life patrol in the area of Branch Brook Park at on Tuesday when they observed a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving back and forth across a double yellow center line on Lake Street.