Woman arrested on drug charges in Irvington

IRVINGTON, NJ — Following the execution of a search warrant for her basement apartment, a female suspect was arrested on drug charges in Irvington by Essex County sheriff’s detectives and Bloomfield police officers on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 8. Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that, as a result of the search at 356 Union Ave., […]

Up, up and away with the EC Sheriff’s Office

WEST ORANGE, NJ — An Unmanned Aircraft Systems drone demonstration was recently conducted at the Essex County Emergency Management Headquarters in West Orange for the January meeting of the county Chiefs of Police Association. The exhibition was presented by officers from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, where the technology is used in search and rescue […]

Fontoura and his elves spread holiday cheer

NEWARK, NJ — Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura with his officers and elves delivered more than 5,000 holiday gifts throughout Essex County in December. Santa’s helpers made the first stop of their annual toy drive at the Salvation Army Headquarters in Newark. Electronic learning devices, sports equipment, arts and crafts materials, books, games, dolls and […]

DiVincenzo kicks off his re-election campaign

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Accompanied by elected officials and community leaders from across the state, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., at microphone, kicked off his re-election campaign for Essex County executive in Veterans Memorial Park in Newark on Monday, Dec. 11. Among those endorsing DiVincenzo at the event were U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and […]

New Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters opens

NEWARK, NJ — On Dec. 14, the county announced the opening of the new Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters on Market Street in Newark. Patrol operations will be relocated from the Parks Administration Building across from Branch Brook Park to the modern facility that took just seven months to complete. “Our officers have been working from the […]

County police to crack down on impaired driving

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Sheriff’s Office will join with the county’s 22 municipal police departments and participate in a statewide crackdown on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. From now through Jan. 1, law enforcement officials will […]

County enacts Code Blue procedures

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because of cold weather in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m. “Providing our homeless residents with a warm place to stay during extreme weather conditions is […]

Crime Stoppers reward offered in murder case

NEWARK, NJ — Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino and Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura announced Sept. 14 that the Essex County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers Program is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of Steven Damon, 47, of Newark. Damon is wanted for the murder of his wife, Tanya […]