Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

August 10, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – As a result of two simultaneous narcotics investigations yesterday in the city’s South Ward, Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested three alleged drug dealers and one suspected drug buyer. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the two surveillance operations on Wednesday afternoon were prompted by numerous neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking. “Shortly after 1:00 p.m., our detectives observed Osc
August 11, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – An alleged female member of the Crips street gang was arrested Thursday night at her North Ward apartment by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Irvington police officers.  Multiple drug charges were filed against her. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that when the task force, armed with a search warrant for 356 North 5th Street, knocked and announced their presence at the gr
August 13, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A male suspect was arrested on Friday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and multiple drug charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics, as part of a series of on-going drug investigations in Newark’s North Ward, arrested Nicholas Weegar, 49, and recovered heroin, marijuana and $7,587 in drug proceeds. Armed with a search warrant
August 10, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – As a result of two simultaneous narcotics investigations yesterday in the city’s South Ward, Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested three alleged drug dealers and one suspected drug buyer. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the two surveillance operations on Wednesday afternoon were prompted by numerous neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking. “Shortly after 1:00 p.m., our detectives observed Osc
July 17, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Two suspects, arrested on Friday and Saturday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, are scheduled to be arraigned today on weapons and drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting proactive quality of life operations on Friday at Stephen Crane Village in the city’s North Ward when they observed a suspect standing in front of 45 South Cedar Lane. “
July 14, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – An alleged mid-echelon drug dealer was arrested Thursday night and ¼ of a kilo of cocaine was seized by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics, armed with a search warrant, conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at 375 North 11th Street last night as part of on-going investigations into drug trafficking in the city’s North W