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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...

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE August 22, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  East Orange – An illegal narcotics manufacturing facility was shut down and $150,000 in drugs were seized early this morning as a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Irvington, and Bloomfield police departments filed multiple charges against a major narcotics trafficking suspect. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated t Read More...

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE July 30, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  West Orange – A major drug manufacturing facility was shut down last night and nearly one million dollars in methamphetamine was seized by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield, Irvington and West Orange police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as a result of a two-month investigation the Read More...

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE July 24, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Two suspects were arrested today and narcotics charges were filed against them. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a task force comprised of sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police officers executed a search warrant for an apartment at a townhouse, located at 385 Roselle Avenue in Newark, at noon on Wednesday. “In a bedroom, our officers discovered 41-year-old Johnny Fl Read More...