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Reward Posted In Newark Homicide Case
Monday, 26 November 2012

Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer on the one-year anniversary of a homicide.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura said the Crimestoppers program would pay up to $5,000 for details that lead to an arrest in the shooting death of Brandon Ellis, age 25, of East Orange who was fatally killed by multiple gunshot wounds at 7:30 p.m. on November 27, 2011. The murder occurred in the area of South 11th Street and 13th Avenue in Newark.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Feeds Thousands
Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Newark – The Essex County Sheriff’s Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy and Homeless of our community today launched the final phase of its annual charitable initiative.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura and his officers this morning loaded two vans and delivered hundreds of turkeys and holiday meals with all the trimmings throughout Essex County.

Machine Gun, Semi-auto Handgun & Heroin Seized During Arrest
Thursday, 15 November 2012

Newark – A suspect was arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges following his arrest by Essex County sheriff’s detectives last night.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a 2006 Chrysler 300 involved in a shooting event on Wednesday night was found parked in front of 402 Mt. Prospect Avenue on Thursday evening by a sheriff’s officer on patrol in that vicinity.

The sheriff added that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were provided this information and they conducted a plainclothes stake-out on the suspect vehicle.

More Hurricane Sandy Recovery Info
Thursday, 15 November 2012


Help is available for individuals whose homes or businesses were affected by Hurricane in all 21 counties. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, Small Business Administration low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help homeowners, renters, and business owners recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. New JerseySandy

FEMA’s first priorities for housing assistance include financial assistance for home repairs and the use of available housing stock in the affected area (for example, available rental units. FEMA is coordinating with other federal agencies such as our federal partner, U.S. Housing and Urban Development, to identify additional, available temporary housing resources for disaster survivors.

Reward Offer in Newark Homicide Case
Thursday, 15 November 2012

Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of a city man.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details surrounding the murder of Kendal Spear, age 20, who was gunned down in the vicinity of 35 Harding Terrace shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012.

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