Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

March 9, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – In a series of plainclothes operations throughout the city, Essex County sheriff’s detectives today arrested three alleged drug dealers, including one suspect they arrested at the same location last week. “At 8:00 a.m., detectives from our department’s Bureau of Narcotics arrested Jerry Webb, 59, of Newark, at the intersection of Frelinghuysen Avenue and Whittier Place,” Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated.  “Webb w
March 6, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – In two separate investigations less than one mile apart, Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested five alleged drug dealers and their customers on Frelinghuysen Avenue late last week. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that both surveillance operations conducted by his department’s Bureau of Narcotics took place on Thursday morning in response to numerous complaints of open-air drug trafficking by neighbors. “At 8:00
February 26, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – As part on on-going investigations into drug trafficking in the city’s North Ward, a search warrant was executed for a local bodega and its attached residence, located at 534 Broadway, on Saturday afternoon and two suspects, a father and his son, were arrested by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics, armed with the warrant, surr
February 17, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – For the second day in a row Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested a suspected drug dealer who was operating on the premises of the Stephen Crane Village public housing complex. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that in response to continuous neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking at the housing complex officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged a plainclothes surveillance operation i
February 16, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Two suspects were arrested yesterday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives as the result of separate investigations in the city’s North Ward and drug and weapons charges were filed against them. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted plainclothes surveillance operations on Wednesday at Stephen Crane Village and at Broadway and Crane Street. “At Stephen C
February 7, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Three alleged drug dealers and two suspected drug buyers were arrested late Monday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics yesterday staged a plainclothes surveillance operation and executed a search warrant for Cline Liquor Store, located at 783 Clinton Avenue, as part of on-going drug investigations in the Newark’s So