Reward increased for information regarding murder of Newark grandmother

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Aug. 26 that Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers Program is increasing its reward to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Debra Derrick, a 63-year-old grandmother who was fatally […]

County executive announces project labor agreements for three major construction projects

County executive announces project labor agreements for three major construction projects

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced three project labor agreements with local construction trades unions on Wednesday, Aug. 18. The agreements ensure that union workers will be hired to work on the modernization and expansion of the Essex County Newark Tech school building in Newark, the construction of the new […]

Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit visits Bloomfield Jr. Police Academy

Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit visits Bloomfield Jr. Police Academy

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — On Aug. 4, the recruits at Bloomfield’s Junior Police Academy were visited by representatives of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit. Detectives Mike Tesei and Albert Hanna, along with their canine partners, Zena and Marko, respectively, demonstrated their training for the youths. Photos Courtesy of Bloomfield Division of Public Safety

Reward increases to $50K in Maplewood homicide

Reward increases to $50K in Maplewood homicide

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers Program is now offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Moussa Fofana, an 18-year-old Maplewood soccer standout who was shot at the Underhill Sports Complex on June […]

31-hour Newark standoff ends with suspect in custody

NEWARK, NJ — Hassan Grimsley, 42, of Newark is in custody after a standoff that lasted more than 31 hours, according to a July 9 press release from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. On the morning of July 8, detectives from the Essex County Narcotics Task Force, which includes detectives from Newark and throughout Essex […]

County announces plans for new public works, sheriff’s department building

County announces plans for new public works, sheriff’s department building

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans to construct a 40,000-square-foot facility for the Essex County Department of Public Works and Essex County Sheriff’s Department on Grove Avenue in Cedar Grove. The building will be used to house vehicles, store equipment and supplies, and provide up-to-date workspace for the […]

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