Honoring safety partners in Newark

Honoring safety partners in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — At Police Week ceremonies at St. Lucy’s Church on May 25, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, seventh from left, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose, fifth from right, presented the Law Enforcement Partnership Award to Sheriff Armando Fontoura, sixth from left. Working independently within the city of Newark during 2016, the Essex […]

Sheriff’s Department recognizes local heroes in blue

Sheriff’s Department recognizes local heroes in blue

NEWARK, NJ — During Police Week ceremonies at Veterans Courthouse on May 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, left, presented Excellent Police Duty Awards to members of his department’s Detective Bureau for the arrest of a major narcotics distributor and for the recovery of a fully automatic machine gun and a sawed-off shotgun.

Sniffing out guns, drugs and cash

Sniffing out guns, drugs and cash

NEWARK, NJ — During Police Week Ceremonies at Veterans Courthouse on May 17, Sheriff Armando Fontoura, left, presented departmental Commendations to K-9 handlers, Det. Carmelo Vinci, center, and Det. Tahir Brown, right. While on duty with the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, Vinci’s K-9, Chex, pictured, and Brown’s K-9, Yuma, not pictured, used their […]

Sheriff’s Office announces plans for new patrol headquarters

NEWARK, NJ — On March 30, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura was joined by County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. to outline plans to construct a new patrol headquarters. The building will provide officers in the Sheriff’s Patrol Division with modern accommodations and will contribute to more efficient policing operations. “The county police have been operating […]

Sheriff warns residents to keep their cars, identities secure

NEWARK, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura issued a reminder on March 27 to local motorists that statistics reveal a car is broken into every 30 seconds somewhere across our nation. Fontoura added that Essex County is not exempt to that alarming statistic. “During this past weekend, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in car break-ins throughout […]

Orange, East Orange prepare for Winter Storm Stella

ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ — The threat of a nor’easter, Winter Storm Stella, that was expected to dump between 10 and 18 inches of snow on New Jersey had officials in Orange and East Orange scrambling to make last-minute preparations for snow removal, street plowing and salting, and other essential emergency services. “Due to inclement weather […]

Mayor says Irvington was ready for Winter Storm Stella

IRVINGTON, NJ — Mayor Tony Vauss said the township was ready to take on the nor’easter Winter Storm Stella on Monday, March 13, as it was set to hit the Tri-State area early Tuesday morning, March 14, and dump between 10 and 20 inches of snow. “We’re preparing throughout the day and evening and we’ll […]

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

Religious and government leaders take a firm stand following hateful graffiti, JCC bomb threat

Communities respond to anti-Semitism

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE / WEST ORANGE, NJ — Things have certainly been tense in America in the last few months, with organizations like the ACLU showing a marked increase in anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and racist incidents. Unfortunately, Essex County has also experienced some of this hatred. Residents and officials in Essex County were disheartened during […]

Authorities offer reward to help solve homicide

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of as much as $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Eric “Uggie’’ Bowens, 44, of Newark. Bowens was found in the 200 block of Bergen Street in Newark on Monday, Nov. 7, suffering […]

Quadruple shooting ends in double homicide

Quadruple shooting ends in double homicide

ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and the Crime Stoppers program are offering up to $10,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the quadruple shooting that resulted into two homicides at a residence on Cleveland Street in Orange on Thursday, Nov. 3. “Yesterday afternoon, shortly after […]