Sunday, April 5 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.”

 

Recent News

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and New Jersey State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced that a 33-year-old man working as a caregiver in a Southampton home has been arrested for sexually assaulting a severely developmentally impaired girl under his care. Edmondo DiPaolo, of the 100 block of Daniels Avenue in Pemberton Township, was charged with …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 29-year-old Mount Laurel man has pled guilty to possessing child pornography. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Robert J. Dwyer, of Hollowell Way, will serve three years in New Jersey state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Burlington City man has pled guilty to possessing child pornography. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Dan Harris, of Juniper Street, will serve three years in New Jersey state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. …

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  MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that a 62-year-old Evesham man was sentenced to 364 days in the Burlington County Jail for possession of child pornography. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Scott J. Lucas, of the first block of Sheffield Drive, pled guilty in November to Endangering the …

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  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 29-year-old South Bound Brook man was arrested this morning and charged with attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he met in cyberspace and thought was a 14-year-old girl. Ryan Fischer, of the 300 block of Canal Road, was charged with Attempted Luring (Second Degree), …

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MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 54-year-old Lawnside man was convicted today in Superior Court of dumping the body of a woman who had fatally overdosed in his vehicle on the side of a Southampton road in late 2018. A jury found Daniel Waterfield guilty of Desecrating Human Remains (Second …

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  Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 42-year-old Staten Island man has been charged with attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 14-year-old girl. In reality though, John Emilio, of the 600 block of Wooley Avenue, was communicating with a detective from the BCPO High-Tech …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Township Police Chief Richard Meder announced that a 30-year-old Camden drug dealer has been charged with causing the fatal overdose of a Medford Township woman to whom he sold fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine last year. Tareese Brown, of the 200 block of Ablett Village in Camden, was charged …

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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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