Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE April 18, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – As a result of an extensive narcotics investigation yesterday in the city’s South Ward, Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested two alleged drug dealers and one suspected drug buyer. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the surveillance operation on Tuesday afternoon was prompted by numerous neighborhood complaints of open-air drug trafficking. “Shortly after 2:00 p.
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE April 17, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A reputed member of the Almighty Latin Kings street gang was arrested Monday night on weapons charges by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting a plainclothes operation in the area of Verona Avenue and Summer Avenue shortly before midnight when they observed a suspect, later
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE April 13, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Within minutes of hearing a police radio broadcast of an armed carjacking in Irvington, Essex County sheriff’s officers arrested two males in the suspect vehicle. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were traveling east on 17th Avenue as they listened to a radio transmission alerting local law enforcement officers of a carjacki
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE April 6, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A male suspect found with two vacuum-sealed bags of medical marijuana concealed in his underpants was arrested Wednesday on narcotics distribution charges by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Bureau of Narcotics detectives were conducting a surveillance operation when they observed Reginald Richardson, 39 of Newark, loitering in front of 1
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE April 5, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – Despite the overwhelming statistical evidence that shows Weequahic Park to be among the safest recreational facilities in New Jersey, there has been some concern from local residents and park patrons regarding the recent discovery of three non-criminal deaths at that location. “On March 3rd, our Patrol Division officers were alerted to an object floating in Weequahic Lake,”
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE March 23, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – As part of an on-going series of drug investigations in the city’s North Ward, Essex County sheriff’s detectives today executed a search warrant for a townhouse, located at 992N Franklin Avenue, and recovered more than $3,000 in illegal narcotics. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics executed the warrant shortly before