Tuesday, May 11 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 CITY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that a 20-year-old city man has been arrested in South Carolina for the April 30 fatal shooting of a resident walking down Saint Mary Street. Nicholas Wahl, who lives on the block where the shooting occurred, was charged …

               Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that two Pemberton Township residents have been charged with firearms offenses after being found in possession of handguns in the Sunbury Village section of the township. Kavon Carter, 23, of White Pine Court, was charged …

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 BURLINGTON CITY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Department Chief John Fine announced that their agencies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred tonight in the 400 block of Saint Mary Street at approximately 5:30 p.m. The victim, an adult male, was struck by gunfire as he was walking along …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 44-year-old Staten Island man was sentenced today to three years in New Jersey state prison for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 14-year-old girl. John Emilio pled guilty in January to Attempted Endangering the Welfare of Children (Impairing …

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WILLINGBORO TOWNSHIP – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that an 18-year-old township resident was fatally shot last night outside of his home. The investigation began after officers from the Willingboro Township Police Department were called to the first block of Barrington Lane just before 11:30 p.m. …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 37-year-old Riverside man was sentenced today to 15 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting three juveniles over multiple years. Christopher Elder pled guilty in February to Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). Under terms of the …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 29-year-old Browns Mills man has been sentenced to 12 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a woman in a Burlington City alley in late 2019. John Lewis, who pled guilty in February to Aggravated Sexual Assault (First Degree), must serve 85 percent of the …

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  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that three suspects have been charged with a double shooting last month in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township. Todd McKinney, 19, of Trenton, Damier Smith, 20, of Pemberton Township and Marlon Sutton, 22, of Camden, were each charged with …

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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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