Tuesday, June 2 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 Prosecutor@co.burlington.nj.us 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 Tips@co.burlington.nj.us.

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.”

 

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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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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man and his girlfriend have been charged with possessing illegal explosives after two pipe bombs were discovered during the execution of search warrants at their home and the residence of an acquaintance in Southampton. William Heath, 47, and Ashley Sprague, 32, of the 600 block …

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  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an employee of the Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Office has been charged with stealing credit cards from a deceased woman and purchasing nearly $7,500 in home improvement supplies, electronics, airline tickets and other items. Willie Garcon, 49, of the 1200 block of New York Avenue in Brooklyn, …

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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 19-year-old man in Palmyra late last year. The homicide was committed at a house party in the 500 block of West 5th Street on October 11, 2019. Jonte …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Acting Police Chief David King announced that a Medford Township man has been charged with fatally shooting a 64-year-old Pemberton Township resident earlier this year outside of the victim’s home. Tristan Majeed, 50, of the 300 block of Haynes Run, was charged with Murder, Possession of a …

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 Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Acting Police Chief David King announced that two drug dealers have been charged with causing the fatal overdose of a Pemberton Township woman to whom they sold fentanyl last summer. Antoine Crawley, 34, of Lemmon Avenue in Pemberton Township, and Danielle Knight, 41, of Wrightstown Sykesville Road …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the Burlington County Operation Helping Hand program has been re-initiated and over the next four months will make certified recovery specialists available around the clock to those who are struggling with substance use. The program offers assistance to substance users who have just been reversed from an overdose, …

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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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