Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE October 31, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A suspected drug dealer was arrested this morning by Essex County sheriff’s detectives on weapons and narcotics charges Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that as part of on-going investigations into open-air drug trafficking in Newark’s North Ward his department’s Bureau of Narcotics staged an undercover surveillance operation at the intersection of Delavan Avenue and Bro
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE October 30, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105  Newark – A high ranking member of the Almighty Latin Kings street gang and two other suspects were arrested in a pre-dawn raid today on multiple drug charges at a North Ward Newark residence by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives, New Jersey State Police troopers and federal agents from the United States Marshals Service. Sheriff Armando Fon
Essex County Sheriff’s Office NEWS RELEASE October 3, 2018 Contact: Sheriff Armando Fontoura (973) 621-4105 Newark – A male suspect was arrested this morning at his South 10th Street residence by Essex County sheriff’s detectives on weapons and narcotics charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Fugitive Squad served a Temporary Restraining Order on Jahid Vauters, 30, on a domestic violence complaint.  The TRO also allowed the officers to search the Va
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