2015 News Release

June 24, 2015

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Multi-Agency Fugitive Sweeps Put 55 Wanted Persons In Jail

West Trenton, NJ - The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a joint fugitive sweep that led to the arrest of 55 people on warrants in Passaic and Essex Counties last week.  Of the 55 people arrested, 12 were identified as street gang members. 

The three-day initiative took place on June 16 in Paterson, June 17 in Irvington, and June 18 in Newark.  It identified persons wanted on various warrants for crimes including aggravated assault, sex assault, weapons offenses, burglary, CDS offenses, and municipal violations.  Once arrested, the defendants were processed and lodged in county jails.

“Operations such as this play a significant role in diminishing violent crimes.  The sweeps often result in valuable intelligence that helps solve additional crimes in and around the targeted jurisdictions,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.  “The success of this operation is a testament to the strength of the partnerships between the involved agencies.”

In addition to the New Jersey State Police, the following agencies participated in the initiative:

U.S. Marshals Service - Newark Division
New Jersey Parole
Homeland Security Investigations
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
Passaic County Sheriff’s Office
Essex County Sheriff’s Office
Newark Police Department
Paterson Police Department

New Jersey State Police Units included: Fugitive Unit, K-9 Unit, Intelligence & Criminal Enterprise Section, Special Investigations Section, Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC), and Operational Dispatch Unit.

The following were arrested at various locations throughout Paterson, Passaic County:

Erlaine Aponte, 30, Paterson
Edward Bender, 30, Paterson
Javon Bryant, 25, Paterson
Sharon Crawford, 46, Paterson
Shamaad Eleby, 23, Paterson
Shahetta Frierson, 33, Paterson
Joshua Gary, 25, Paterson
Shaquan Harrell, 23, Paterson
Koshawn James, 21, Paterson
Jonathan Jones, 24, Paterson
Roy Miller, 34, Prospect Park
Amber Pomponio, 26, Paterson
Isaac Porter, 43, Paterson
Ricardo Santiago, 21, Prospect Park
Michael Simpson, 57, Paterson
Amir Fuquan Spellman, 38, East Orange
Keshon Tabor, 38, Paterson
Joseph Vapore, 27, Paterson
Shaquan Williams, 28, Paterson
Eric Ysabel, 31, Paterson
Keshon Archer, 35, Paterson

The following were arrested at various locations throughout Irvington, Essex County:

Tyree Blount, 30, East Orange
Antonio Bowser, 39, Irvington
Kaprina Cleveland, 29, East Orange
Elke Dunbar, 45, East Orange
Charles Goode, 53, East Orange
Khariah Jones, 26, Newark
Tommy Mathis, 55, Lyons
Lyndell (Leak) McNeil (Alshabir), 35, Newark
Victoria Mercer, 28, Irvington
Lamont Parker, 26, Irvington
Iris Perez, 42, Irvington
Anthony Townsend, 31, Irvington
Shakeyah Wingate, 21, Irvington
Qasim Woods, 33, Millville

The following were arrested at various locations throughout Newark, Essex County:

Nilson Bicalho, 39, Newark
Brittany Clyburn, 21, Newark
Raheem Dixon, 23, Newark
Shawn Downey, 30, Newark
Hakeem Friday, 21, Newark
Timothy Harper, 32, Newark
Donavan Hunt, 26, Irvington
Jason Hunter, 42, Newark
Eduardo Lirio, 44, Newark
James Martin, 27, Newark
Jonathan Miranda, 27, Newark
Jimmie Nickerson, 24, Newark
David Oliver, 44, Newark
Muta Parker, 43, Newark
Natashire Prince, 42, Newark
Manny Roman, 23, Newark
Darryl Ruff, 26, Newark
Ali Saboor, 25, Newark
Yasmine Tyson, 26, Newark
Dwayne Woodruff, 23, East Orange

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