Man arrested for domestic violence, weapons

NEWARK, NJ — As a result of two domestic violence incidents, an ex-convict with an extensive criminal history was arrested on June 6 by Essex County sheriff’s officers and multiple weapons charges were filed against him, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that a frantic female victim ran […]

Local heroes from Maplewood honored by 200 Club

Local heroes from Maplewood honored by 200 Club

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, May 9, The 200 Club of Essex County presented Valor Awards to Maplewood Police Sgt. James DeFazio and Officer Robert Smith, second and third from right, respectively, for their heroic and successful effort to rescue an adult blind male and an unconscious elderly female from a residential fire. On hand […]

Law enforcement seizes 25 pounds of marijuana

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Two suspects were arrested on the afternoon of May 2 and more than 25 pounds of marijuana and $60,000 in cash were recovered by a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and police officers from Belleville and Bloomfield. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that the task force conducted a […]

Law enforcement arrests five on weapons, narcotics charges

EAST ORANGE / NEWARK, NJ — In two separate arrests, a law enforcement task force comprised of Essex County sheriff’s detectives and officers from the Newark and Bloomfield police departments took five suspects into custody on weapons and narcotics charges, according to a Feb. 26 release from the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sheriff […]

Essex County declares Code Blue

Essex County declares Code Blue

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced the county’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Saturday, Feb. 2. “Providing our homeless residents with a […]

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

Essex County enacts Code Blue procedures during cold snap

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Thursday, Jan. 10, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced Code Blue procedures were being activated because of extreme cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect through Monday, Jan. 14. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during […]

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

DiVincenzo, Fontoura and Kenney sworn into office Jan. 2

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura and Essex County Surrogate Alturrick Kenney were sworn into office during an afternoon inauguration ceremony at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology on Wednesday, Jan. 2. DiVincenzo was sworn into his fifth term as executive, Fontoura his 10th term as […]

Sheriff’s officers arrest two for narcotics, weapons

IRVINGTON, NJ — An early morning motor vehicle stop led to the arrests of two suspects on narcotics and weapons charges by Essex County sheriff’s officers. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated in a Nov. 27 press release that uniformed officers in a marked vehicle from his department’s Patrol Division were passed by an Infiniti sedan with […]

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