Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE September 22, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – In two raids by Essex County sheriff’s detectives on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, six suspects were arrested and $150,000 in heroin and cocaine was seized. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged Friday’s raid at an apartment located over a barber shop at 594 – 596 Broadway in the North Ward and earl
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE September 21, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A reputed member of the Bloods street gang who was identified as a former felon and who was on pretrial release for a previous crime was arrested last night by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Irvington police on gun charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the law enforcement task force was conducting proactive patrols on Thursday evening in the area of 11th Av
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE September 19, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A suspect with a lengthy criminal history was arrested on multiple weapons and drug charges late this morning by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Newark police officers.     Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics and Tactical Response Team along with Newark police office
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE September 18, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura today announced a cash reward of up to $5,000 that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who placed an improvised explosive device on a headstone at B’nai Abraham Cemetery on South 19th Street in Newark on Sunday. “The device, a commercial firework that was attached to a can of lubricant, was discovered by one of our officers who was wo
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE September 11, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – A one-half mile foot chase on Monday night resulted in the arrest of an armed suspect by Essex County Sheriff’s Detectives and Newark police officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the plainclothes law enforcement task force was conducting pro-active patrol operations throughout the city’s 4th police precinct when they detected the odor of burning marijuana in
September 4, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Piscataway – A dawn telephone call on Sunday to a sleeping, off-duty Essex County sheriff’s officer resulted in the birth of a seven-pound, thirteen-ounce bundle of joy. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that Officer Kaisha Madera, a seven-year veteran of the department, answered the call from Essex County Jail Warden Charles Green. “Green is the uncle to Madera’s boyfriend and she is close to many members of Green’s family