Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

Newark – A male juvenile wanted by law enforcement authorities on a prior armed carjacking warrant was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s officers and new narcotics charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated officers from his department were on quality of life patrol in the area of Newark’s Parker Avenue and Parker Street at 3:00 p.m. yesterday when they spotted a 15-year-old juvenile who was wanted for an armed carjacking that took place in the cit
Newark – An alleged member of the Bloods street gang was arraigned today on multiple weapons and aggravated assault charges following his arrest late last week by a federal and county law enforcement task force. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task force comprised of officers from the United States Marshals Service and Essex County sheriff’s detectives executed an arrest warrant for Shawn King, 20, of Newark, at 79 West Rich Street in Irvington on Friday night. King surrendered to t
Newark – Two alleged drug dealers and one suspected drug buyer were arrested this afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives as a result of a plainclothes surveillance operation that was conducted in the city’s South Ward.  The alleged dealers are scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged the operation near the intersection of Mapes Avenue and Osborne Terrace following numerous neighborhood complaints of
Bloomfield – Two suspects, scheduled for arraignment later today, were arrested yesterday afternoon on multiple gun and narcotics charges by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Responding to numerous neighborhood complaints of drug trafficking in the area of Bloomfield and Watsessing avenues, Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surveillance operation at that location on Wednesday afternoon. “Our officers observ
Newark – Four city male juveniles were arrested and a carjacked vehicle was recovered last night by Essex County sheriff’s officers and Newark police. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in the area of South 9th Street and 12th Avenue at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday when they spotted a 2001 Nissan Quest minivan that had been reported carjacked at gunpoint earlier in the evening in Newark. “The carjacked
Essex County Sheriff’s Office Annual Bake Sale to Feed the Homeless of Essex County, Today at Veteran’s Courthouse, 50 West Market Street, Newark, NJfrom 8 AM to 4 PM