Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE March 30, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – Federal law enforcement agents and local police and sheriff’s detectives yesterday executed search warrants in the city, resulting in the arrest of two male suspects, and the recovery of three weapons and narcotics. “Detectives from our department’s Bureau of Narcotics and our Tactical Response Team, along with Newark police and officers from the U. S. Bureau of Alcohol
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE March 1, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  NEWARK — After complaints from neighbours about alleged drug dealing from a West Kinney Street deli called Still Starvin’ detective from the Essex County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a raid on the premises that resulted in the confiscation of large amounts of marijuana, drug packaging paraphernalia and the arrest of a Union man. The location at 277 West Kinne
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE February 26, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  East Orange & Newark – In two separate arrests, a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Newark and Bloomfield police departments took five suspects into custody on weapons and narcotics charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that in complaints of drug trafficking in the parking lot behind a discount variety store at
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE November 30, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – An adult female, a juvenile male and an adult male were arrested on narcotics and weapons charges in two pre-dawn raids conducted by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Newark and Bloomfield police officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task force was armed with search warrants for two city residences where alleged dr
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE November 27, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Irvington – An early morning motor vehicle stop led to the arrests of two suspects on narcotics and weapons charges by Essex County sheriff’s officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that uniformed officers in a marked vehicle from his department’s Patrol Division were passed by an Infiniti sedan with a defective taillight on Ellis Avenue shortly before 2:00 a.m. this morning.
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE November 9, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Irvington – An alleged drug dealer was arrested last night by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and nearly $20,000 in ‘crack’ cocaine was recovered. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that plainclothes officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged a surveillance operation on Thursday evening near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and Fuller Place in Irvington as pa