JCC evacuates following bomb threat

JCC evacuates following bomb threat

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is investigating a string of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers throughout North America in January, including one that forced West Orange’s JCC MetroWest to evacuate Jan. 31. FBI spokeswoman Samantha Tucker Shero told the West Orange Chronicle that the […]

East Orange man sentenced to 10 years in state prison

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced Jan. 27 that an Essex County man was sentenced to state prison in connection with a major international carjacking and stolen car trafficking ring that stole high-end cars in New Jersey and New York and shipped them to West Africa. The man was indicted last year […]

Essex County outlines plans for 10th annual deer management program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently outlined plans for the 2017 deer management program in South Mountain Reservation and Hilltop Reservation. This is the 10th year of the program, which is geared toward revitalizing the forest ecology by reducing the number of deer. The program will not be held in Eagle Rock Reservation this […]

Costa Rican national arraigned on multiple weapons charges

NEWARK, NJ — A Costa Rican national was arraigned on Friday, Sept. 16, on multiple weapons charges, following his arrest on the night of Thursday, Sept. 15, by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Bloomfield and Irvington police departments. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task […]

Prevent break-ins, use common-sense measures

NEWARK, NJ — On Sept. 7, Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura issued a reminder to local motorists that statistics reveal a car is broken into every 30 seconds somewhere across the country. Fontoura added that Essex County is not exempt to that alarming statistic. “Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in […]

Appellate court upholds decision that sheriff’s officer convicted of harassment is allowed to hold a public job

NEWARK, NJ — Last week an appellate court upheld a 2014 decision not to strip a sheriff’s officer convicted of harassment of his ability to hold a public job. The ruling supports Superior Court Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez’s decision that allows John Warnock — who was found guilty of harassing a woman outside a West Orange […]

County opens two new courtrooms for Essex Vicinage Family Court

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex Vicinage assignment Judge Sallyanne Floria announced recently that two new courtrooms for the Superior Court of New Jersey Essex Vicinage Family Court have been completed in the Wilentz Justice Complex in Newark. The courtrooms provide modern, up-to-date accommodations for members of the public coming […]

Two suspects arraigned for weapons and drug charges

NEWARK, NJ — Two suspects arrested in separate incidents by Essex County sheriff’s detectives were arraigned on the morning of Monday, June 27, on multiple weapons and drug charges. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that officers from his department’s Bureau of Narcotics conducted plainclothes surveillance operations in Bloomfield on Saturday, June 25, and in Newark on […]

Reward offered in murder

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura’s Crimestoppers Program is offering a reward of as much as $10,000  for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of Lateshia Townes, 31, of Newark. On May 31, 2014, at 3:30 p.m., Townes was traveling southbound on South 20th Street as a passenger in […]