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Newark – As a result of a road rage incident early this afternoon, two suspects were arrested and weapons charges were filed against them by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as plainclothes officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics drove their unmarked vehicle through the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Norfolk Street at 1:05 p.m. today they observed two armed males in a heated verbal exchange. “Ennis Cromer, age 35 Read More...

March 15, 2021 Sheriff’s Officers Arrest Armed Suspect Following Robbery At Newark 7-Eleven Newark- A male suspect was arrested by Sheriff’s Officers Monday morning after robbing a 7-Eleven convenience store. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were traveling south on Elizabeth Avenue near East Runyan Street when they were flagged down by local citizens who informed them that a robbery had just taken place. “These concerned citizens Read More...

Sheriff’s Officers Arrest Gunman and Recover Weapon And Drugs Following Shooting Near Irvington Park Newark- A gunman was arrested by Sheriff’s Officers after a brief chase, this following a drive-by shooting near the entrance to Irvington Park on Tuesday evening. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were operating in the area of Olson Place and Lyons Avenue in Irvington when they observed a black Dodge Charger and silver Nissan Altima Read More...

December 21, 2020 This past week, Sheriff Armando Fontoura and the Essex County Sheriff’s Office completed their 31st Annual Holiday Toy Drive for the Essex County needy and less fortunate.  Sheriff’s Officers delivered over 2500 toys to families in need and made stops at local shelters, schools, charities, and homes across Essex County.  Photos from the event are attached with Captions below:  Photo 1: Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura (left, holding basketball) and members of the E Read More...

Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team Recovers Weapons and Thousands of Dollars in Illegal Narcotics From Investigation   Newark- Two drug suspects were arrested, and a semi-automatic handgun, hollow-point ammunition, and over $25,000 in illegal narcotics and drug proceeds were recovered during an on-going drug investigation on Tuesday evening.             Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s tactical response team, as well as officers from th Read More...

January 6, 2021  Sheriff’s Officers Recover Weapons and Narcotics Following Investigation Of Newark Apartment Complex              Newark – A suspect was arraigned today on weapons and drug charges following his arrest by Essex County Sheriff’s officers as part of a series of on-going investigations into drug trafficking in the city’s West Ward.                         Sheriff Armando Fontoura said detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narc Read More...