Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

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
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