Press Releases / Media Relation

Press Releases / Media Relation

Newark – Suspects from Irvington and East Orange were arraigned today on drug charges following their arrest Monday morning by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Irvington police officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that in response to numerous neighborhood complaints of open-air narcotics trafficking in the area of Hawthorne Avenue and Fabyan Place in Newark the task force conducted a surveillance operation at that location yesterday. “Our
Newark – Two suspects were arraigned today on multiple weapons and drug charges following their arrests on Friday by Essex County sheriff’s detectives. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics and Patrol Division executed a search warrant for the first floor apartment at 497 South 20th Street in Irvington early on Friday afternoon as part of on-going drug investigations in that area. “As soon as our officers pulled up to the target location,
Newark – Sheriff Armando Fontoura today issued a reminder to local motorists that statistics reveal a car is broken into every 30 seconds somewhere across our nation.  Fontoura adds that Essex County is not exempt to that alarming statistic. “Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in car break-ins throughout our county on local streets and at our parks and reservations,” the sheriff noted.  “Regretfully, victims have left not only personal valuables in plain sight in
Newark – An armed suspect, arrested last night by Essex County sheriff’s officers, is scheduled for arraignment later today on multiple weapons charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in the area of West Side Park on Monday evening when they were flagged down on 17th Avenue by a female who stated that she had just been threatened by an armed suspect. “The suspect, Brian Wolfe, 29 of Orange, al
Newark – Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crimestoppers Program is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the double shooting that resulted in the death of 15-year old Haniyah Woods. On September 3, 2016, Haniyah Woods, 15, of Newark was fatally shot and another female, 25, was grazed in the 100 Block of South 10th Street. Haniyah Woods, a student at West Side High School, was pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m. Anyone with information regarding this h
Newark – An adult male and two juvenile males were arrested early this morning by Essex County sheriff’s officers and charged with robbery with bodily injury. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations in the area of Newark’s Riverbank Park shortly after midnight when they were flagged down near the intersection of Raymond Boulevard and Somme Street by a 42-year-old male victim who had just been assaulted