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City of Newark Police Division
Saturday November 16th, 2019 :: 10:07 p.m. EST


Vice Task Force Arrests Woman for Illegal Gambling Machines

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that members of the Newark Police Division’s Vice Crimes Task Force arrested Grasiele Costa Ferreira, 32, of Newark, for possession of illegal gambling machines and alcohol.

Police responded to 148 Rome Street today in response to citizen complaints regarding an illegal gambling establishment also serving alcohol without a license. Vice detectives arrested Ferreira, who also faces charges of illegal possession of alcohol. Police confiscated five gambling machines along with several cases of beer, wine, alcohol and $950.00 in illegal proceeds.

These charges are merely accusations. The suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information about any suspicious or criminal activity to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: or through our Smartphone App available at iTunes and Google Play. Search Newark Police Division to download the App.

City of Newark Police Division
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Newark, NJ 07108

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