Sunday, January 23 2022

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 and Pemberton Township Police Chief Jason Watters announced that a 54-year-old Pemberton Township woman has been charged with driving while impaired and causing the death of a teenage motorist late last year during a head-on collision that occurred after she left a Browns Mills bar. Wanda Sprague, of the 200 …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher announced that a 32-year-old resident of the Fox Meadow apartments in Maple Shade was fatally shot last night in the parking lot of the complex. The investigation began after officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the apartment complex …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Westampton Township Police Chief Stephen Ent announced that a 35-year-old Westampton Township man has been charged with possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material. Myles T. Doyle, of the first block of Fieldcrest Drive, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two Second Degree …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 44-year-old Westampton Township man has been indicted for breaking into the home of his elderly next-door neighbors last summer, attacking them in their bedroom and then driving off in their vehicle. A grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Rhys R. Lershe with Attempted Murder (First Degree), …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter announced that a fifth person has been apprehended in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old male and the wounding of his father in the Walmart parking lot on Route 541 in Burlington Township in October 2021. Tarik Jenkins, 25, of …

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     Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Holly Township Police Chief Richard Spitler announced that a 41-year-old Mount Holly resident has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to seek medical treatment for an injured person after fatally striking a woman with his pickup truck in October 2020. Angel Carrion, …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that six members of a Sunbury Village-based street gang have been charged with operating a criminal enterprise that is accused of carrying out multiple shootings – including two homicides – along with committing burglary, intimidating witnesses, possessing numerous firearms and fraudulently obtaining …

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Today, the second incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in the past three weeks was reported, this time with a swastika and “Hitler was right” written on a bathroom wall on consecutive days at Marlton Middle School.  The Evesham Township Police Department is investigating and the perpetrator, when identified, will face consequences for this vile act of …

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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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