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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.

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.

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