But Essex County Sheriff’s officers did not find him and stopped looking in 2005, when a woman who answered his phone said he had left the country, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura said today.
“We gave it four shots. We should have kept looking for him,” but his department was undermanned and overwhelmed, Fontoura said. Essex County currently has 16,000 people with open warrants, and he has eight to 20 offiÂcers to track them at any given time, he said.
“If we arrested them all, where would we put them?” he said. “They would all be (released on their own recognizance),” Fontoura said. “If we want to get serious about crime, were going to have address that.”
I think it’s the Sheriff who isn’t home.