Media / Press
Reward Offered in Irvington Homicide
Monday, 17 November 2014
Irvington – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting death of a township man on November 15th. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $10,000 for details surrounding the murder of 19-year-old Marquise Carruthers who was gunned down on Clinton Avenue, near the intersection of Harrison Place, in the early morning hours this past Saturday. No suspects have been identified as yet and no motive for the shooting has been established. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Tips Line at 877-847-7432. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
 
Reward Offered in Nutley Hit & Run Death
Monday, 17 November 2014
Nutley – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the death of a 77-year-old woman who sustained fatal injuries when she was struck by a van on November 15th. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his deparment’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details surrounding the incident which occurred at about noon this past Saturday in the 300 block of Centre Street. Sheriff Fontoura added that a dark-colored Ford Econoline van was seen leaving the area of the crash. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Tips Line at 877-847-7432 or the Nutley Police Department at 973-284-4940. All calls to law enforcement will be kept confidential.
 
Armed Suspect Arrested
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Newark – A Trenton man was arrested early this morning by Essex County sheriff’s officers and multiple weapons charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department were on quality of life patrol and traveling west on Raymond Boulevard in the East Ward at 3:50 a.m. today when their marked unit was passed by a 2013 Nissan Altima. Sheriff Fontoura said the suspect vehicle was clocked by radar as doing 52 mph in a 25 mph zone. Fontoura added that the Altima was also being operated in an erratic manner as it wove from lane to lane.
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Reward Offer in Murder of Mother of Two
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer in last week’s murder of a city woman. Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $10,000 for details surrounding the fatal shooting of Ana Satian, age 22 and the mother of two children, on the 500 block of Third Street. The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 8th. Following the shooting, a white Maxima was seen fleeing the scene. Persons with information about the crime are urged to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force at 1-877-847-7432. All calls to law enforcement will remain confidential.
 
Suspects Arrested on Weapons & Armed Robbery Charges
Wednesday, 05 November 2014
Irvington – Two alleged Bloods gang members were arrested last night by Essex County sheriff’s officers and charged with multiple weapons and armed robbery charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations at Irvington Park at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when an adult male advised them that his three children and two of their friends, all male juveniles, were recently robbed at gunpoint inside the park. Sheriff Fontoura said that the five victims were sitting on a park bench by the lake when they were approached by four suspects. Two of the suspects produced handguns and ordered the victims to hand over their cell phones.
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