Apparent suicide at Bloomfield Police Department under investigation

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 16 that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred in the Bloomfield Police Department. The preliminary investigation indicates that on Jan. 15, retired Newark Police Lt. Patrick Montella, 58, of Bloomfield, who had been arrested for an […]

Bloomfield resident dies after being struck by car

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio announced Jan. 14 that the Bloomfield Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating a fatal pedestrian incident. Patrick Forsyth, 59, of Bloomfield, was struck by a man driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck at […]

Woman gets three years for stealing more than $500K from mother-in-law

Woman gets three years for stealing more than $500K from mother-in-law

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Jan. 7 that Patricia Layton Piccinno, 50, of Boonton, was sentenced to three years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing more than $500,000 from her 80-year-old mother-in-law and her husband, a Bloomfield Police detective. The state had recommended four years in New […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Monday, April 16, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Community Health joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chiefs Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug […]

Laurino addresses spate of school threats in Essex

Laurino addresses spate of school threats in Essex

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino addressed recent threats made to schools in Essex County on Feb. 27, in the wake of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. He also spoke about the spike in threats that come after an incident like the one in Florida. According […]

Woman arrested on drug charges in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Following the execution of a search warrant for her basement apartment, a female suspect was arrested on drug charges in Irvington by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police officers on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 8. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that, as a result of the search at 356 Union Ave., […]

County police to crack down on impaired driving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with the county’s 22 municipal police departments and participate in a statewide crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. From now through Jan. 1, law enforcement officials will […]

Sheriff’s and police officers arrest three on narcotics charges

NEWARK, NJ — A father and son team of alleged drug dealers along with a third man were arrested Wednesday, Aug. 30, by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield and Irvington police officers which resulted in multiple narcotics charges being filed against the trio. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated […]

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

County to participate in Drug Take Back Day on April 29

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Community Health and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. joined April 13 with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team, the Essex County Police Chief’s Association and the Essex County Crime Prevention Officers Association to announce plans for Drug Take Back Day and raise awareness about […]

Costa Rican national arraigned on multiple weapons charges

NEWARK, NJ — A Costa Rican national was arraigned on Friday, Sept. 16, on multiple weapons charges, following his arrest on the night of Thursday, Sept. 15, by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Bloomfield and Irvington police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task […]