Law enforcement officials in Essex County are confirming the arrests of 40 fugitives wanted for various crimes in the county.
According to The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, five of the men captured were wanted for Newark murders.
Officials said the warrant sweep, conducted jointly with the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and the Newark Police Department, is a “proactive approach to ensuring the safety of Essex County residents,” said Acting Prosecutor Stephens.
“Anyone charged with a crime who ignores a warrant in Essex County,” he added, “should know that temporarily out of sight is not out of mind; law enforcement will be vigilant in finding and prosecuting you.”
Essex County Prosecutor's Office officials said 60 cases were closed out, which resulted in 41 arrests county-wide during the operation that included the US Marshals and members of the DEA.