Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

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
October 30, 2016 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 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 carjack
January 1, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A city man wanted on prior weapons and aggravated assault charges was arrested this afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s officers and new weapons charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in the area of Weequahic Park on Sunday what they observed a suspect wanted by the Newark Police Department on weapo
December 15, 2016 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 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 juvenil