Friday, November 26 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 County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 20-year-old Philadelphia resident has been charged with shooting a Willingboro man last month in the parking lot of a township shopping center. Lamar Johnson, of the 1000 block of Granite Street, was charged with Attempted Murder (First Degree), Possession …

                                           Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 22-year-old Bensalem, Pa., resident has been indicted for fatally shooting a teenager at a Willingboro Township gas station in August. A grand jury indicted Tamir Phillips …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 36-year-old Blackwood man who pled guilty to attempting to meet an underage girl for sex at a Bordentown Township park last year has been sentenced to parole supervision for life and will also be placed on the New Jersey sex offender registry. Under an agreement with the …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Philadelphia man was sentenced yesterday to eight years in New Jersey state prison for causing a five-car collision on the Tacony-Palmyra bridge late last year that killed one of the motorists. The sentence was handed down in Superior Court by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., to …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Bordentown Township Police Chief Brian Pesce announced that a 25-year-old Trenton man has been charged with selling narcotics after an investigation led to the discovery of a brick of heroin, which is more than 50 doses, wedged in his buttocks. Johmir Harris, of the 100 block of Hancock Street, …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 62-year-old man was found guilty of causing the deaths of his elderly mother and her companion who perished in a house fire in October 2018 in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township. Kurt Smith, who lived at the residence in the 500 block of Willow Boulevard, …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Delanco Township Police Chief Jesse DeSanto announced that the volunteer chief of the Delanco Fire Department has been charged with touching the breasts of a woman from another local emergency services agency who had come to the fire house for work purposes. Todd R. Johnsen, 45, of Center Avenue, …

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Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 19-year-old Pemberton Township resident has been indicted for trying to fatally stab a man at a Westampton hotel earlier this year. A grand jury indicted Michael Warder, of Salvia Street, on one count of Attempted Murder (First Degree), Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Third Degree), Possession …

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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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