Media / Press
Reward Offer in Go-Go Bar Murder
Monday, 09 February 2015
Newark – Law enforcement authorities today posted a cash reward offer for information that leads to an arrest in the murder of a Georgia man outside a Newark strip club in December. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that his department’s Crimestoppers program will pay up to $5,000 for details surrounding the shooting of Tywon Bandy, age 26, of Cuthbert, Georgia. The victim was gunned down at 1:40 a.m. on December 22, 2014 at Fox’s Go-Go Bar, located at 43 Passaic Avenue, following what is believed to be a dispute with unknown assailants. 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 be kept confidential.
 
Profeesional Standards Summary 2014
Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Type of Complaint

Anonymous Complaints

Citizen Complaints

Agency Complaints

Total Complaints

Excessive Force

5

5

Improper Arrest

1

1

Improper Entry

Improper Search

3

3

Other Criminal Violation

3

4

7

Differential Treatment

1

1

2

Demeanor

31

1

32

Domestic Violence

Other Rule Violation

4

16

72

92

Total

4

60

78

142

COMPLAINTS FILED
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3 Suspects Arrested with Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana, Xanax & Propofol
Wednesday, 04 February 2015
Bloomfield – Armed with a battering ram, Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police yesterday made a forced entry into a local residence where they arrested three suspects, two males and a female, on drug trafficking charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics and Bloomfield police detectives executed a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon for a third floor apartment at 147 Franklin Street. Fontoura added that the search warrant was obtained after a two-week long joint investigation which was prompted by numerous neighborhood complaints of narcotics trafficking at that location. Seized during the raid were 9 grams of heroin, 26 grams of ‘crack’ cocaine, 256 grams of marijuana, 21 Xanax tablets and 17 vials of Propofol. The estimated street value of the drugs is $8,000.
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Safe Snow Shoveling Tips
Monday, 26 January 2015
Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura, coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, and the National Safety Council provide local residents with the following safety tips for snow shoveling:
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Blizzard 2015: Warming Centers Open
Monday, 26 January 2015
Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura, coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, tonight advises local residents that due to the impending severe blizzard conditions the “Code Blue” initiative has been put into effect. “Code Blue” will provide Essex County with warming centers for residents who have lost electrical power and persons who have been identified as homeless and without shelter. The following are the details:
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