Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE June 7, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – As a result of two domestic violence incidents, an ex-convict with an extensive criminal history was arrested on Thursday evening by Essex County sheriff’s officers and multiple weapons were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a frantic female victim ran into the Patrol Division headquarters on West Market Street yesterday evening and advised officers that
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE May 24, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – As part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in the city’s North Ward, four semi-automatic weapons and more than $30,000 in edible marijuana were seized last night as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested three men and a female juvenile. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a plainclothes surv
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE May 12, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – An unconscious motorist was arrested in the city’s North Ward on Saturday afternoon by Essex County sheriff’s officers and weapons and drug charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting routine quality of life operations near Branch Brook Park when they observed a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE May 5, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – A male suspect, known to law enforcement authorities from previous weapons probes, was arrested this morning outside his home and gun charges were filed against him. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that plainclothes detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics were conducting on-going weapons investigations in the Upper Clinton Hill section of the city at 10:45 a.m. on
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE May 2, 2019 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Belleville – Two suspects were arrested on Thursday afternoon and more than 25 pounds of marijuana and $60,000 in cash were recovered by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and police officers from Belleville and Bloomfield. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task force conducted a surveillance operation and executed a search warrant at 50
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