Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

June 23, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A reputed Bloods street gang member, along with his mother and his brother, was arrested on Thursday night by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and multiple weapons and drug charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for 4 Learning Lane in the city’s West Ward last night. The target of our investigation, 18-year-old
June 22, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Orange – Two male suspects were arrested by Essex County sheriff’s detectives last night and weapons and drug charges were filed against them. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting proactive quality of life patrol operations on Wednesday evening at Monte Irvin Park when the observed a 2017 Nissan Altima pass them on Oakwood Avenue.  Neither the driver of the veh
June 16, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Two suspects were arrested late Thursday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives at the intersection of Ross Street and Evergreen Avenue in the city’s South Ward and multiple drug charges were filed against them. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at that location yesterday in response to neighborhood complaints of open-air
June 2, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A male suspect was arrested on Thursday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and drug charges were filed against him. As part of on-going drug investigations in the city’s North Ward, Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant for apartment “F” at 259 Broadway late yesterday morning. “The target of our investigation, Shannon ‘Shake’ Wheel
At Police Week ceremonies at St. Lucy’s Church on May 25th, Mayor Ras Baraka (7th from left) and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose (5th from right) present the Law Enforcement Partnership Award to Sheriff Armando Fontoura (6th from left).  Working independently within the City of Newark during 2016, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office made nearly 1,500 arrests, recovered 68 high-capacity handguns and seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal narcotics.  During th
May 24, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – An armed suspect was arrested on Tuesday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and weapons and drug charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged a plainclothes surveillance operation yesterday afternoon near the intersection of West End Avenue and Howell Place in the Vailsburg section of the city in response to neighborhood complaints of op