Monday, October 21 2019

Message from Prosecutor Coffina

Welcome to the re-designed website for the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The 130-plus men and women 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 at this opportunity to enhance our communication with the public we serve, and 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 Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that a drug dealer from the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township has been charged with causing the death of a customer by supplying the fentanyl-laced heroin that led to her fatal overdose earlier this year. Terrance D. Walker, 37, of …

PALMYRA BOROUGH – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Palmyra Borough Police Chief Scott Pearlman announced today that a 19-year-old Willingboro man was fatally shot last night at a house party. Police were called to the 500 block of West 5th Street at approximately 11:15 p.m. and discovered that the victim, Jonte Rice, had been …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 24-year-old Massachusetts man was sentenced today to five years in New Jersey state prison for attempting to transport a significant amount of fentanyl through the Garden State early last year. Walkyns Valentin-Cruz, of Lawrence, Mass., was sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison after pleading …

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  MAPLE SHADE – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Township Police Chief Christopher Fletcher announced that a 64-year-old township man has been charged with shooting a neighbor’s dog with an air rifle last week. William D. Stroemel, of the first block of Fifth Avenue, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that two people have been charged with shooting at the patrol vehicle of a Pemberton Township police officer five years ago in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township. Tayron Brown, 23, who is presently incarcerated in New Jersey state prison …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced today that two men have been charged with murder for fatally shooting a 26-year-old Willingboro woman last week inside a parked car on Baldwin Lane in the Buckingham Park section of the township. Sam T. Gore, 25, of the first block …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 50-year-old Burlington City resident was indicted today for fatally stabbing a man earlier this year in the house they shared in the East Farnerville section of the city. Arthur Ayala, of East Fourth Street, was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on one count each of …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Trenton drug dealer was sentenced today in Superior Court to eight years in prison for supplying the heroin that led to a Mansfield resident’s fatal overdose last summer. Darius Beckett, 29, pled guilty in July to Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree) and Making Terroristic Threats …

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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.

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