Tuesday, June 22 2021

Message from Prosecutor Coffina

Welcome to the website for the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The members of our Office are honored to serve all the residents of Burlington County. We are committed to prosecuting individuals who commit crimes in our county to the fullest extent of the law and treating crime victims with compassion, respect and sensitivity. We place the highest value on seeking justice in each case we handle, through excellence and professionalism in all aspects of our work.

We are excited to keep our fellow residents informed about our efforts to investigate and prosecute crimes in Burlington County, as well as about our Office, our initiatives, our work with crime victims, and our community engagement activities.

We invite you to take the time to explore the various sections of our website, and to return often for updated information.

 

Recent News

                                            Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Robert D. Hess announced that a 34-year-old Willingboro man has become the second person to be charged in the fatal shooting of two people at a party in Edgewater Park earlier this year. David Armstrong, of Beaverdale Lane, faces two counts of …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an 80-year-old Hainesport man was sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison for stealing more than $2.5 million over a 14-year period from the Moorestown company where he worked as an accounting manager. The sentence was handed down May 21 to Charles Esposito in Superior Court …

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                                               UPDATE: Billy Pirela surrendered on June 10 to detectives at the Riverside Township Police Department. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Riverside Township Police Chief William T. Eliason announced that two Philadelphia men and a New Jersey juvenile have been charged with Attempted Murder in connection with a shooting in Riverside Township earlier this …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that seven registered sex offenders have been indicted by a grand jury for changing their residences without notifying law enforcement authorities. Under New Jersey law, registered sex offenders who plan to move to a new residence must notify police in the town where they presently live about the change …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that nine more people have been charged as part of an operation targeting online predatory behavior and the possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material. The arrests were conducted as part of the BCPO’s Operation Safe Quarantine, which pursued those engaged in the online exploitation of children …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man has been sentenced to seven years in New Jersey state prison for possessing more than 1,000 images of child sexual abuse material and making it available online for others to download. The sentence was handed down to Guy Valachovic, 57, of Weymouth Road, on …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a $5,000 reward has been posted in an effort to gain the public’s help in solving the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man in Pemberton Township late last year. The homicide was committed in the Sunbury Village section of the township on November 3, 2020. Shaimere Turner was …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Robert D. Hess announced that a 27-year-old Delran man has been charged with fatally shooting two people at a party in Edgewater Park in January. Ronny Paden, of the 200 block of Hawthorne Way, was charged with two counts of Murder (First Degree) Conspiracy …

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The Burlington County Prosecutor’s office is committed to a standard of excellence in providing our citizens with the most effective and efficient investigation and prosecution of criminal offenders and providing innovative leadership for law enforcement. We will strive to enforce the laws fairly, impartially and justly while treating all victims of crime with compassion and dignity.

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