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October 19, 2020  Sheriff’s Office Task Force Recovers $20,000 In Illegal Narcotics and Proceeds During Drug Arrest  Newark- An alleged member of the Bloods street gang was arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges, and over $16,000 in illegal narcotics, narcotics proceeds, and a semi-automatic handgun were recovered during two narcotics investigations between October 9th and October 16th.             Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a task force made up of offi Read More...

September 30, 2020  Sheriff’s Officers Arrest Three and Recover Handgun In Drug Arrest  Newark- Three drug suspects were arrested and a semi-automatic handgun was recovered Tuesday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s officers.             Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area of Leslie Street and Chancellor Avenue in the city’s South Ward on Tuesday afternoon when Read More...

September 24, 2020   Sheriff’s Officers Recover Handgun and Hollow-Point Ammunition in Motor Vehicle Stop  Newark – A drug suspect, armed with a handgun and rounds of hollow-point bullets, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s officers.             Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that uniformed officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a narcotics investigation in the area of 7th Avenue and Webster Street in the city’s Read More...

Two Arrested for Alleged Drug Possession in Newark Motor Vehicle Stop A female driver and her male passenger were arrested on Wednesday afternoon and multiple narcotics charges were filed against them by Essex County sheriff’s officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Patrol Division officers were conducting a pedestrian safety operation in Branch Brook Park yesterday afternoon when a 2015 Infiniti sedan screeched to a halt at the officer’s checkpoint. “The vehicle was the Read More...

July 13th 2020  Sheriff Fontoura Announces Charitable Donation of Body Armor for K9 Unit from non-profit organization “Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”     Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura today expressed his gratitude to non-profit organization “Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.” for their generous donation of body armor for the Sheriff’s Office’s K9 Unit. Officer K9s Buzzard, Chex, Hanner, Joe and Marko will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to the Read More...

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE December 6, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105   Newark – Effective January 1st, 2020, The Essex County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit will be disbanded. The officers in this unit will be reassigned to other divisions throughout our department and the K-9 dogs being well-cared for, Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced today.     “Throughout its tenure, our K-9 Unit has been a vital part of our law enforcement initiatives, ass Read More...