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 […]

Heroes Salute Parade held at SBMC

Heroes Salute Parade held at SBMC

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Spearheaded by the Livingston Police Department, more than 20 of Essex County’s municipalities held a Heroes Salute Parade past Saint Barnabas Medical Center to recognize the incredible efforts of medical staff battling the coronavirus. Essex County has the third highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, according to statistics from […]

Authorities seek assistance in solving murder

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Marquis Forman, 27, of East Orange, according to an April 15 press release. On Jan. 15 at approximately 7:42 […]

Sheriff’s detectives recover nearly $2K in drug proceeds, handgun

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s South Ward, a semiautomatic handgun and close to $2,000 in illegal narcotics proceeds were seized March 12 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested an adult male. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted a search […]

Sheriff’s Office recovers weapon and narcotics, arrests four

NEWARK, NJ — As part of an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking in Newark’s Central Ward, a semi-automatic handgun and close to $1,000 in illegal narcotics were seized on the evening of Feb. 20 as Essex County sheriff’s detectives arrested three males and a female. Sheriff Armando Fontoura said that officers from his department’s Bureau […]

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