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Suspected Drug Dealers & Buyers Arrested
Wednesday, 02 January 2013

Newark – Two suspected drug dealers, their two juvenile accomplices, and three drug buyers were arrested today in two separate incidents by Essex County sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted surveillance operations at two known high activity drug trafficking areas in the city this afternoon.

Sheriff Fontoura said that Stephen Crane Village was the first location for the on-going BON investigations. Fontoura added that BON detectives observed two alleged hand-to-hand narcotics transactions between passersby and Dawoo Council, age 22, and his 16-year-old male accomplice shortly after noon today.

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4 Arrested: Semi-Auto Handgun, Carjacked Vehicle and Stolen Car Recovered
Sunday, 23 December 2012

Newark – A semi-automatic handgun, a carjacked vehicle and a stolen car were recovered by Essex County sheriff’s officers and four juvenile males from Newark were arrest in separate incidents this morning and Saturday evening.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department were on patrol at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday when they spotted a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am reported carjacked in Newark on Friday night near the intersection of Clifton and 7th Avenues.

Sheriff Fontoura said the suspect vehicle was followed and surrounded when it pulled into a parking lot at 45 Cutler Street.

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Orange Suspect Arrested with Semi-Auto Handgun and Pound of Marijuana
Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Newark – An Orange man was arraigned today on multiple weapons and narcotics charges following his arrest yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s officers and Orange police.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics and the Orange Police Department conducted a surveillance operation as part of an on-going drug investigation at 457 Maryland Street in Orange late Monday afternoon prior to executing a search warrant at that location.

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Rewards Posted in Two Newark Homicide Cases
Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted cash reward offers for information that leads to arrests in two unsolved Newark homicides.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details surrounding the separate shooting deaths of Shawn Hall and Kenneth McLean.

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2 ArrestsYield 3 Guns, Drugs
Thursday, 13 December 2012

Newark – In separate incidents this morning and last night, two suspects were arrested by Essex County sheriff’s officers and three weapons and a cache of drugs were recovered.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department executed a bench warrant for drug crimes and non-support on Lashawn Gause, age 35, at his residence, located at 303 South 19th Street, Newark, early this morning.

When the sheriff’s detectives arrived on the scene they were confronted by three unleashed adult pitbulls. After securing the dogs, the suspect’s grandmother gave the sheriff’s officers permission to search the apartment for Gause.

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