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Suspected Gunrunner Arrested
Monday, 10 December 2012

Newark – An out-of-state suspect was arraigned this morning on multiple weapons charges following his arrest on Friday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of an on-going investigation into gun trafficking in the city detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation in the area of 21 Leslie Street just before 6:00 p.m.on Friday.

At that time, Sheriff Fontoura said the BON detectives observed as a green 2002 Ford Escape, driven by Joseph Vanbrackle, age 39 of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, pulled up in front of the location. Vanbrackle then exited his vehicle and tossed a large black duffle bag into the bushes in front of 21 Leslie Street.

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Reward Offer in Wright Murder Case
Friday, 07 December 2012

Newark Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer in a Newark homicide case.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details that lead to an arrest in the shooting death of Al Juan Wright.

At 7:00 p.m. on December 7, 2011, Newark police responded to 25 Irvine Turner Boulevard for a shooting in progress. Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered Wright, then age 21, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

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More Hurricane Sandy Recovery News
Wednesday, 05 December 2012

For those who are having difficulty navigating through the recovery process, or for those with unmet needs, help is now available through the Disaster Case Management Program.

DCM is interaction with a professional caseworker who can help develop a recovery plan, find resources, obtain referrals, and provide one-on-one advice to help find solutions to resolve unmet needs caused by the disaster.

The number to call is: 877-510-6762 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Phones are answered Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

There is no cost for using this service.

 

For more on the Disaster Case Management Program here is a link to their website which is made available by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services…

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/disaster-case-management

 
Reward Offer Posted in Newark Homicide
Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer in a homicide case of a city woman.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details that lead to an arrest in the shooting death of Kamilah Ali, age 41, who was shot once in the head while standing at the front door entrance to her home, located at 875 South 17th Street.

The murder occurred at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

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Semi-Auto Handgun, Heroin Seized in Raid
Tuesday, 04 December 2012

Newark – A suspect was arraigned this morning on weapons and drug charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant at mid-afternoon on Monday for a residence located at 16 North 13th Street.

After receiving no response to their repeated knocks at the front door, the sheriff’s BON officers made a forced entry into the residence. Akeem Creese, a 27-year-old native of Trinidad and the target of an on-going investigation, was detained while the premises was searched.

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