Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

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
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
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
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
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE July 21, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – A Georgia man was arrested late this morning by Essex County sheriff’s officers and weapons charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department were on routine patrol in the area of Weequahic Park Sunday at 11:15 a.m. when they observed a Ford pick-up truck parked on the Route 22 service road.  The vehicle displayed a Texas lice
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE July 19, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105   Newark-          Due to the extreme heat, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, Coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. have announced that starting immediately cooling centers across Essex County will be open for local residents to use in order to avoid the hazardous health conditions associated with this magnitude of