Saturday, July 4 2020

Message from Prosecutor Coffina

BCPO continues to operate during coronavirus pandemic

We want to assure the residents of Burlington County that the Prosecutor’s Office remains open, operational and available to the public and our law enforcement partners during this public health crisis.

Although the Burlington County administration building has been closed to the public, anyone requiring the attention of our Office can contact us though our general email address at or by phone at 609-265-5035. The number will be staffed during regular business hours. For an emergency, dial 911.

Due to the closure to the public of the Burlington County Courts Facility, those seeking Temporary Restraining Orders and Extreme Risk Protective Orders should contact their local police department.

Please do not utilize Facebook to contact us about a crime. Crimes can continue to be reported online at

For those needing help with domestic violence, Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities can be reached through a 24-hour hotline at 877-871-7551 or 609-871-7551.

“Although we will be operating with significantly reduced staff, all of our employees are deeply committed to our mission to serve justice and advance public safety in our county,” Prosecutor Scott Coffina said. “Please keep our police officers and other first responders in your prayers, as they do not have the benefit of ‘social distancing,’ and put their own health at risk to continue to come to our aid whenever we call them.”


Recent News

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 20-year-old Union City man has been charged with driving impaired and causing the death of a passenger in his vehicle during a crash late last year on the New Jersey Turnpike in Mansfield Township. Johnalex Grullon, of the 500 block of 10th Street in Union City, was …

The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey annually awards scholarships to college, graduate and law students. Each scholarship is a one-year grant in the amount of $3,500 paid directly to the recipient. Scholarship recipients from previous years are ineligible. The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey Inc. announces the availability of the following scholarships: The …


EDGEWATER PARK — Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Chief Robert D. Hess announced that a 27-year-old man was fatally shot late last night outside of the Orchard Park apartment complex on Woodlane Road. The victim, Damian T. Hampton of Burlington City, was shot multiple times at approximately 11:15 p.m. He …


Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Township Police Chief Richard J. Meder announced that an Eastampton drug dealer has been charged with causing the death of a Medford Township woman who fatally overdosed last summer after purchasing heroin from the defendant. Peter Mariano, 52, of the first block of Jess Court in the Fenimore …


  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Laurel Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced that two people have been charged with killing a Camden man last month inside a Mount Laurel hotel room after luring him there to be robbed. Jawaad Ali, 28, of the 200 block of Blackwood Clementon Road in Lindenwold, and Anthony …


Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, Westampton Township Police Chief Stephen Ent, and Willingboro Township Director of Public Safety Kinamo Lomon are seeking assistance from the public to help solve two shootings that occurred early this morning. The first incident happened in the first block of Spindletop Lane in Willingboro, where an adult male was shot …


Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 41-year-old Pemberton Township man has been sentenced to 20 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a young girl last year. Erick Gentner, of the Browns Mills section of the township, must serve all 20 years before becoming eligible for parole. The sentence was handed …


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Prosecutor's Office Mission Statement

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.