Wednesday, September 30 2020

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 announced that a 62-year-old Bass River man was sentenced today in Superior Court to 20 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting an underage girl over a period of several years. Joseph Kaelin pled guilty in February to Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree) before the Hon. Terrence R. …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced that a 35-year-old Bass River Township drug dealer has been charged with causing the death of a customer who overdosed on fentanyl earlier this year. Dolores Cespedes, of the 300 block of Ash Road, was charged with Strict Liability for Drug-Induced …

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MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 55-year-old Lawnside man was sentenced today to eight years in New Jersey state prison for dumping the body of a woman who had fatally overdosed in his vehicle on the side of a Southampton Township road in late 2018. The sentence was handed down …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 54-year-old Philadelphia man pled guilty today in Superior Court to grabbing a woman who was walking along a Mount Laurel roadway last year and attempting to sexually assault her after dragging her into a nearby wooded area. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Donald Cramer Jr. …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 54-year-old man pled guilty in Superior Court to killing his mother inside of her residence at the Courtyard Apartments in Edgewater Park late last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Brian K. Templeton pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) in exchange for a 25-year …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Riverside Township Police Chief William T. Eliason announced that a New York developer who purchased a historic Riverside commercial building to create luxury apartments in the seven-story landmark has been charged with using the credentials of a potential subcontractor to fraudulently gain approval for electrical permits from the township …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, Delran Township Police Chief Alfonso A. Parente Jr., and Riverside Township Police Chief William T. Eliason announced that a 27-year-old Delran drug dealer has been charged with causing the death of a Riverside customer who fatally overdosed on fentanyl in late 2018. David Bender, of the Hunters Glen apartment complex …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a drug dealer from the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township pled guilty today in Superior Court to causing the death of a customer by supplying the fentanyl-laced heroin that led to her fatal overdose early last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Terrance D. Walker, …

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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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