Sheriff’s officers arrest man and woman for narcotics violations

NEWARK, NJ — A female driver and her male passenger were arrested the afternoon of Sept. 9 and multiple narcotics charges were filed against them by Essex County sheriff’s officers, according to a Sept. 10 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that Patrol Division officers were conducting a pedestrian safety operation in Branch Brook Park […]

Sheriff’s detectives recover more than $3.5K in illegal narcotics in two days of drug arrests

NEWARK, NJ — As the result of two separate investigations, three suspects, including a mother and her daughter, were arrested on multiple drug charges July 29 and 30 by Essex County Sheriff’s detectives, according to a July 31 press release. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that detectives from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a pair […]

Body armor donated to Sheriff’s Office K-9s

Body armor donated to Sheriff’s Office K-9s

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura HAS expressed his gratitude to nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s for its donation of body armor for the Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit. Officer K-9s Buzzard, Chex, Hanner, Joe and Marko will receive bullet and stab protective vests thanks to the charitable donation. The vests are sponsored by […]

Felon admits to possessing guns, being involved in shooting

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County man admitted being a felon in possession of three different firearms on three different days in April and May 2019, and to using one of the firearms in a shooting, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced June 15. Samaad Kelly, aka “Spud,” 33, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before […]

SHU’s China MBA Program donates PPE to Essex community

SHU’s China MBA Program donates PPE to Essex community

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Chinese students and alumni from the Stillman School of Business China MBA Program came together to donate 2,000 personal protective equipment gowns to first responders, nursing homes and other health care facilities in Essex County. Through their collective efforts, the group raised a total of 489,384 renminbi, or approximately $69,122, to […]

Authorities seek help in fatal hit and run

Authorities seek help in fatal hit and run

EAST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crime Stoppers program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run incident, according to a June 10 press release. On Sunday, May 24, Gerald Pettiford, 61, of Newark, a pedestrian, was struck […]

Orange School District contributes PPE to sheriff’s department

Orange School District contributes PPE to sheriff’s department

ORANGE, NJ — On May 13, Undersheriff Fitzgerald J. Figliuolo and Detective Lenny Jackson, from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, came to the STEM Innovation Academy of the Oranges to receive boxes of personal protective equipment from the Orange Township Public School District.  This contribution was approved by the Orange Board of Education at its […]

County partners provide PPE to sheriff’s department

County partners provide PPE to sheriff’s department

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura, coordinator of the Essex County Office of Emergency Management, expressed his gratitude to Seton Hall University; their collaborative partner, the Viagold International Education Management Group; and Gary DeRogartis, president and CEO of Atlantic Uniform, police outfitters with businesses in Newark and Belleville, for their donations of personal protective […]

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