Media / Press
Gun, Drugs Recoverd Near Cathedral Basilica
Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Newark – Within minutes of shots being fired in the immediate vicinity of the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart this afternoon, Essex County sheriff’s officers arrested a suspect and recovered his gun.

Suspect Had Gun & Heroin
Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Newark – A suspect was arraigned today on narcotics and weapons charges following his arrest last night by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics trafficking in the city’s North Ward, officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a surveillance operation in the area of Broadway and Sylvan Avenue last night.

The sheriff said the BON detectives observed what they believed to be a narcotics transaction between two males in front off 891 Broadway at 8:00 p.m.

Sheriff's Officers Honored For Their Bravery
Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Below is the link to a Star - Ledger article written by columnist Mark DiIonno...



FEMA Deadline for Sandy Assistance
Monday, 29 April 2013


Wednesday May 1st is the absolute last day to register with FEMA for Sandy assistance. 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services can call 800-621-3362.

May 1st is also the deadline to return applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for low-interest disaster loans. Survivors can apply for an SBA disaster home or business loan by filling out an online application at by midnight, May 1, phone 800-659-2955 - TTY 800-877-8339
Florida Fugitive & 2 Gang Members Arrested on Drug Charges
Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Newark – A Florida fugitive and two other suspects, all Latin King gang members, were arrested this afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and drug charges were filed against them.

Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department, working in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, today executed a search warrant for the second floor apartment at 502 North 4th Street in Newark.

At that location, Jennifer Pisciotta, age 27, wanted for violation of probation on an earlier theft charge was taken into custody along with her boyfriend, Victor Lopez, age 32, and, Jose Colon, age 21.

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