Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad captures wanted man

NEWARK, NJ — A Newark man wanted by both Newark police and the New Jersey State Parole office was arrested Sept. 20 by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, and a loaded handgun was recovered during the arrest. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that detectives from his department’s Fugitive Squad attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Kevin […]

Law enforcement raid in Newark finds drugs, semi-automatic weapon

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 18, a law enforcement task force, comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield and Irvington police departments, executed a search warrant for a West Ward residence in the city and recovered nearly $30,000 in illegal narcotics and a powerful semi-automatic weapon. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said […]

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

Essex County remembers 9/11 at Eagle Rock overlook

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County residents gathered at the Eagle Rock Reservation to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. With a view of the New York City skyline in the background, county officials read the names of the 57 area residents who died in the attacks. Among the speakers were Freeholder President […]

Dawn raid leads to two arrests for drug trafficking

NEWARK, NJ — In an operation conducted at dawn by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Bloomfield and Irvington police departments, two suspects were arrested and a high-powered assault rifle and narcotics were seized, according to a Sept. 13 press release from the Essex County […]

Sheriff’s officers search house, recover four weapons

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects were arrested on Sept. 10 and four weapons, including a Springfield model XP 40 semi-automatic handgun, were recovered by Essex County sheriff’s detectives, according to a release from the department. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said the detectives executed a search warrant at 40 Dassing Ave. in the city’s West Ward. “Upon […]

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

County dedicates section of highway to honor slain patrolman

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., NJ State Sen. Teresa Ruiz and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the dedication of the “Patrolman Daniel ‘Danny’ J. Smith Memorial” on Wednesday, Aug. 28. A native of Bloomfield and a member of the old Essex County Police Department, Smith was fatally shot on Sept. 17, 1984, […]

Task force shuts down narcotics mill, seizes $150K in drugs

Task force shuts down narcotics mill, seizes $150K in drugs

EAST ORANGE, NJ — An illegal narcotics manufacturing facility was shut down and $150,000 in drugs were seized Aug. 22 as a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Irvington and Bloomfield police departments filed multiple charges against a major narcotics trafficking suspect. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said […]

Police task force recovers handguns, heroin

NEWARK, NJ — A male suspect was arrested Aug. 19 on weapons and drug charges by a law enforcement task force comprising Essex County sheriff’s detectives and detectives from the Newark, Irvington and Bloomfield police departments. As a result of the arrest, two semi-automatic handguns and heroin were seized. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated in an […]

Two men sentenced to federal prison for drugs, weapons

NEWARK NJ — Two men were sentenced Aug. 19 to federal prison terms following their convictions on multiple drug and weapons offenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jesse Tullies, 54, of Hillside, was sentenced to 19 years and seven months in prison and Eugene Williams, 34, of Newark, was sentenced to 15 years and 10 […]

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