Saturday, August 17 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

UPDATE – Rashawn Davis has been arrested and is being held in the Gibson County Correctional Facility in Trenton, Tennessee, awaiting extradition to New Jersey. We are appreciative of the efforts of the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Unit and the other law enforcement agencies responsible for taking him into custody. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott …

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a registered sex offender whose last known address was in Maple Shade has been indicted for failing to inform police where he is presently residing. Rashawn L. Davis, 22, whose present address is not known to police, was indicted on one count of failure to register as a …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Mount Laurel Police Chief Stephen Riedener announced that a 28-year-old township man was charged this morning with possessing child pornography. Robert J. Dwyer, of Hollowell Way, was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). The investigation began earlier this year after the BCPO …

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 Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an Elizabeth man pled guilty today in Superior Court to driving while impaired and causing the death of his daughter during a crash on Interstate 295 in Mount Laurel late last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Marcelo Rizzo, 38, will face 10 years in New …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Lumberton man was sentenced today to 14 years in New Jersey state prison for robbing a Mount Holly convenience store at gunpoint twice during a three-day period in late 2017. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Brian J. Bowers pled guilty in May to two …

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 Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a truck driver from North Carolina has been convicted in Superior Court of attempted murder for stabbing a co-worker at a Bordentown Township truck stop late last year. After deliberating for two and a half hours yesterday, a jury found Christopher Teeter, 42, of Wilmington, North Carolina, guilty …

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 Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 25-year-old man has been indicted for causing the death of his mother by beating and kicking her late last year in the Maple Shade apartment where they resided. Brooks Nelson, of the 100 block of Great Road, was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on charges …

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 Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Trenton drug dealer pled guilty today in Superior Court to causing the death of a customer by supplying the heroin that led to the Mansfield resident’s fatal overdose last summer. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Darius Beckett, 29, of Academy Street, pled guilty to Strict …

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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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