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 […]

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

Red Cross praises Fontoura for donating plasma

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The American Red Cross conveyed its appreciation for and thanks to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura on July 2, after the sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat COVID-19. In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross applauded his actions. “When you […]

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 […]

Essex County law enforcement members denounce killing of George Floyd

Essex County law enforcement members denounce killing of George Floyd

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka recently stood in solidarity with the Association of Chiefs of Police of Essex County and Essex County Sheriff’s Department to denounce the actions of the Minneapolis Police Department officer who killed George Floyd. Baraka’s father was beaten by police during the 1967 Newark Riots. At one point, every […]

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 […]

Cases of COVID continue to rise in Essex County

Cases of COVID continue to rise in Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The statewide lockdown continues, all in the effort of flattening the curve of COVID-19. While statistics are showing progress on this front, the number of cases is still continuing to rise nationally, statewide and in Essex County. As of April 21, according to statistics from the state, New Jersey has 92,387 […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura contract COVID

DiVincenzo, Fontoura contract COVID

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, Essex County is no exception. Not only has each municipality seen confirmed cases of coronavirus, but two of Essex County’s leaders have also tested positive: Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura. “Today I learned that I tested positive for […]

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 […]

900-car parking deck opens at Essex County Government Complex

900-car parking deck opens at Essex County Government Complex

NEWARK, NJ — A new 900-car parking deck opened March 3 at the Essex County Government Complex in Newark. The new spaces are part of an initiative to provide additional parking spaces, create new offices and courtrooms, and modernize existing facilities. “We are always looking for ways to make doing business with Essex County easier, […]

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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