Media / Press
Excessive Heat Precautions
Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura, coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, today advised local residents to minimize risks associated with excessive temperatures.

“High temperatures and humid conditions have the possibility of making outdoor activities and non air-conditioned facilities extremely dangerous and uncomfortable,” Sheriff Fontoura noted. “These weather conditions may cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and sometimes death. We should all follow heat-related precautions and guidelines.”

Cooling Centers Open
Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Newark – The following community cooling centers are open in Orange, Montclair and West Orange:

Reward Offers: Maplewood Assault & Irvington Murder
Wednesday, 06 June 2012

Newark – Cash rewards were posted today in unsolved cases regarding an aggravated assault in Maplewood and an Irvington homicide.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the Crimestoppers program would pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the brutal attack on a female secretary in the St. Joseph Church rectory, located at 256 Franklin Avenue, on the morning of March 14, 2012.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

In an incident that occurred on May 7, 2012 and reported in The Star – Ledger on May 8, 2012, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office’s press release was in error in categorizing Ms. Kiyana Ellison as a suspect in a motor vehicle stop which led to a drug arrest.

Ms. Ellison was not present on this occasion.

The correct name of the suspect is Anthony Ellison, age 24, of Newark.

The sheriff’s office regrets this error.

Block Unwanted Telephone Calls
Tuesday, 08 May 2012

Newark – In an effort to minimize unwanted telephone calls from telemarketers, whether on your cell phone, work phone or home phone, Sheriff Armando Fontoura today advised Essex County residents to register their various telephone numbers with the National Do Not Call Registry.

You may register your telephone numbers on-line at or by calling 1-888-382-1222. If you call to register your telephone number you must do it from the telephone number you wish to register.

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