Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

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
September 25, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – $13,000 in narcotics and nearly $10,000 in cash from alleged drug sale was seized during the arrests of four suspects last week by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that search warrants were executed on Wednesday at 134 South 7th Street and on Friday at 128 Market Street. “On Wednesday, Keith Dixon, 47, was arrested at his residence, along with Tonya Chavers, 46, of East Orange, an
September 15, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A reputed member of the Bloods street gang was arrested Thursday night on weapons and drug charges by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Irvington police officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task force officers executed a search warrant for 313 D 18th Avenue, the residence of Dwayne Spann, age 23, yesterday evening. “The front door of the residence was wid
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY PROSECUTOR Essex County Veterans Courthouse ROBERT D. LAURINO,  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Newark, New Jersey 07102                                                         973.621.4700 Contact:  Katherine Carte 973.621.4021 (Office) 973 289.9704 (Cell) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           Sept. 1
September 14, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Two gun-toting suspects, known to law enforcement from prior investigations, were arrested in separate incidents on Wednesday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and weapons and drug charges were filed against them. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting drug investigations when they observed four males loitering at the intersection of Lit
September 12, 2017 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A Rutherford man wanted by Newark police for the theft of cell phone tower batteries was arrested this afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Christopher Kennedy, 31, of Rutherford, was wanted for the thefts which occurred in the city’s Ironbound section that occurred on Monday, July 31, 2017. On that date, a man, utilizing a green Ford Expedition, stole 16 batteries f