Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

December 7, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 December 8th – January 1st Newark – The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with the county’s 22 municipal police departments and participate in a statewide crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  Beginning December 8, 2017 and continuing through January 1, 2018 law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and sori
                                                                                                               Dec. 6. 2017 Newark – Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering rewards of up to $10,000 in two recent murders in the Essex County. Crimes Stoppers has agreed to pay up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the pe
December 5, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A male suspect with a long criminal history of drug arrests was apprehended last night by detectives from the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated detectives from his department were conducting plain clothes surveillance operations in Newark’s North Ward at 6:40 p.m. on Monday along Stone Street between 6th and Park avenues when they observed a double parked 2014 Chevrolet Mali
October 26, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A suspect was arrested on Wednesday 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 and Tactical Response Team executed a search warrant at 821 South 19th Street in Newark yesterday morning. “The target of our investigation, Antonio Seabrooks, 36, was detained as the warrant was executed,
October 25, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – As a result of three recent investigations conducted by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, six suspects were arrested and narcotics and weapons charged were filed against them. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed a search warrant on Tuesday at The Variety Store, located at 541 South Orange Avenue in Newark. “The owner of the store, MUSADDINQ SALAAM, 31 o
October 5, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Three semi-automatic handguns, $2500 in heroin and ‘crack’ cocaine and more than $1,600 in cash were seized on Wednesday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives during the arrests of two alleged drug dealers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged a plainclothes surveillance operation yesterday near the intersection of Weequahic Avenue and Clinton Pla