Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

Sheriff’s Office donates more than 600 turkeys to the needy

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 600 turkeys and hundreds of other food items filled more than 10 trucks, SUVs and vans as the Essex County Sheriff’s Office completed its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the needy and homeless. This is the 30th year that Sheriff Armando Fontoura and officers have worked with the community for this […]

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

Drug bust recovers semiautomatic handgun and $3300 in illegal drugs

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an on-going investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and more than $3,300 in illegal narcotics were seized Nov. 19 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested two adult men and a male juvenile, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Armando Fontoura […]

Sheriff’s Office concludes Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

Sheriff’s Office concludes Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

NEWARK, NJ — Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Nov. 20 the conclusion of the Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation throughout all of Essex County’s 22 municipalities. The sheriff said this initiative, funded by grants awarded by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, was undertaken to prevent further deaths […]

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

County honors Chris Morgan posthumously at Veterans Day observance

NEWARK, NJ — At the annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance in Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Friday, Nov. 1, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran who represents the 11th District, joined Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. During the ceremony, the county executive posthumously presented an Essex County Community Star Award […]

Six recognized by attorney general for making Newark streets safer

Six recognized by attorney general for making Newark streets safer

NEWARK, NJ — Attorney Gen. William P. Barr recognized 295 department employees for their distinguished public service on Oct. 23 at the 67th annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony; 62 other individuals outside of the department were also honored for their work. Six members of state and local law enforcement were recognized in New Jersey. This […]

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 […]

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