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Pemberton Man Dies After Being Shot Outside His Home  

PEMBERTON, NJ (January 23, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that a 64-year-old Browns Mills man who was shot Monday outside of his residence has died at a Trenton hospital. Kenneth J. Ryan, of Apache Trail, was pronounced dead yesterday morning at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined that the victim died as the result of being shot in the head. No arrests have been made.... Read more →


Pemberton Drug Dealer Indicted for Causing the Death of Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a drug dealer from the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township has been indicted for causing the death of a customer by supplying the fentanyl-laced Terrance Walker heroin that led to her fatal overdose last year. Terrance D. Walker, 37, of Liberty Street, was indicted on charges of Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree) and two counts of... Read more →


Burlington County Authorities Arrest 6 After Investigation into Recent Shootings

Nasir Harper Daymon Thomas Terrance McKinney Samir Ellis Nasir Hickson Yakim Thomas Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a multi-agency investigation in response to recent shootings in Mount Holly and Willingboro Township has led to six individuals being arrested on weapons and drug charges. Nasir Harper, 22, of Bordentown City, was charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun (Second Degree), Receiving Stolen Property (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled... Read more →


Texas Man Indicted for Violent, Racist Post in Student Group Chat

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 21-year-old Texas man has been indicted for posting a comment calling for racial violence in a group chat created by a Northern Burlington Regional High School student in the spring of 2018. Kenneth Petersen, of the 400 block of North Clinton Street in Stephenville, Texas, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of Bias Intimidation ( Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned January 9 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. The investigation began in May 2018... Read more →


67-Year-Old Willingboro Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Willingboro Township Public Safety Director Kinamo Lomon announced that a 67-year-old Willingboro Township man has been charged with possessing child pornography. Dwight Barwick, of the first block of Southampton Drive, was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). The investigation began earlier this year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Barwick’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed that Barwick was utilizing a... Read more →


Pemberton Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Two Minors

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that a 54-year-old man was arrested today on charges of sexually assaulting two young girls at his residence in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township. Carlos Aponte, of the first block of Homestead Drive, was charged with two counts of Sexual Assault (Second Degree) and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree). Aponte was taken into custody this morning at the Prosecutor’s Office in Mount Holly... Read more →


Amish Patel, 31, of Delanco Sentenced for 2018 Willingboro Double Fatal Collision  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Delanco man was sentenced today to 12 ½ years in New Jersey state prison for causing the deaths of a married couple during a collision two years ago in the jug handle at Route 130 and Bridgeboro Road in Willingboro Township. Amish Patel, 31, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. The sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C. Patel pled guilty... Read more →


Burlington County Chiefs of Police Association New Executive Board Members

BURLINGTON CITY NJ (January 15, 2020)The Burlington County Chiefs of Police Association is pleased to announce the names of their new Executive Board members for 2020. The members will be sworn to their new positions at the annual Installation Dinner starting 6:00pm on Friday January 24, 2020 at the Café Madison, 33 Lafayette Street, Riverside, NJ 08075. Riverton Borough Police Chief John B. Shaw Jr. will take the oath of office of President of the Chiefs Association during a ceremony at the banquet. The remainder... Read more →


Two Neptune Township Teenagers Plead Guilty in Newborn Killing

FREEHOLD – Two teens have pleaded guilty in connection with a March 2019 infanticide in Neptune Township, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Jada M. McClain, 18, of Neptune Township, pleaded guilty to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter. Quaimere Mohammed, 19, also of Neptune Township, pleaded guilty to second degree Disturbing or Desecrating Human Remains in connection with the death of a newborn baby.Under the terms of the plea agreement, Ms. McClain faces a sentence of 10 years in Prison on the Aggravated Manslaughter subject... Read more →


Mount Laurel Resident Indicted for Running Investment Scam

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 59-year-old Mount Laurel man has been indicted for stealing $77,000 from a woman who had given him the money to invest in what she believed were legitimate business ventures. Jeffrey B. Jasner, (photo)of the 200 block of Evans Court, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of Theft by Deception (Second Degree). The indictment was returned January 9 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The investigation revealed... Read more →


Edgewater Park Man Indicted for Killing his Mother in her Home

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 53-year-old man has been indicted for killing his mother inside of her residence at the Courtyard Apartments in Edgewater Park last year. Brian Templeton (photo) was indicted by a grand jury on charges of Murder (First Degree), Desecration of Human Remains (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon... Read more →


Pitts’ double-double powers Raptor women to first NJAC win

CAMDEN CITY, N.J (Jan. 8, 2020) – Freshman guard/forward Jalissa Pitts scored a game-high 22 points and addeda career-high 13 rebounds for her first collegiate double-double as she led the Rutgers University-Camden women’s basketball team to its first New Jersey Athletic Conference win of the season here Wednesday night with a 63-52 victory over Ramapo College. The win was the second straight for the Scarlet Raptors, who improved to 7-5 overall and 1-5 in the NJAC. Ramapo, which has lost four straight, fell to 8-5... Read more →


Past Mt. Laurel Day Care Director Indicted for Taking $64,544 from Employer   

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 31-year-old Clementon woman was indicted today for stealing nearly $65,000 from a Mount Laurel day care center where she was employed as the director. Ashley Offenbacker, (photo) of the 300 block of White Horse Pike, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of Theft by Failure to Make Disposition (Second Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The investigation revealed that Offenbacker,... Read more →


Two Men Indicted for Murder of 26-Year-Old Willingboro Woman

Sam T.Gore and Devon Woods Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two men were indicted today for fatally shooting a 26-year-old woman last year inside a parked car on Baldwin Lane in the Buckingham Park section of Willingboro Township. Sam T. Gore, 25, of the first block of Bloomfield Lane in Willingboro, and Devon Woods, 25, of the first block of Vine Street in Trenton, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Robbery... Read more →


Authorities Say Deaths of Burlington Township Couple was a Murder-Suicide

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter announced that the deaths of a man and woman who lived together in an apartment complex on Salem Road have been ruled a murder-suicide. The investigation revealed that Tianna Drummond, 28, was fatally beaten by Kristopher Corry, 30, who then shot himself in the head. Their bodies were discovered the morning of January 2 inside of their unit at the Willow Pointe Apartments just after 9 a.m. Autopsies performed by... Read more →


Apparent Murder-Suicide in Burlington Township Under Investigation

January 2, 2020 Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter announced that an apparent murder-suicide is being investigated at a Burlington Township apartment complex. The bodies of Kristopher Corry, 30, and Tianna Drummond, 28, were discovered inside of their unit at the Willow Pointe Apartments on Salem Road at approximately 8:45 a.m. today by Burlington Township police officers who were asked by a neighbor to conduct a wellness check. The preliminary investigation revealed that the decedents were in a... Read more →


Maple Shade PD Reminds Residents Alarm Systems Must Be Registered with MSPD Beginning Each Year

MAPLE SHADE NJ--The Maple Shade Police Department would like to remind all homeowners and business owners that burglar alarms, fire alarms, robbery hold up alarms, and duress alarms, etc, must be registered with MSPD. Registration expires on December 31st. It is the responsibility of the applicant to renew. If you are already registered remember to contact us whenever there is a change in emergency contact information, phone numbers, etc. Don't have an alarm system? If you do not have an alarm system then please fill... Read more →


PATCO OFFERING FREE RIDES NEW YEAR'S EVE

Free fares will begin at 8 p.m. on December 31 and run through 4 a.m. on January 1. PATCO will offer free train rides for New Year’s Eve for the fourth year in a row. The free rides are aimed at offering a responsible, convenient travel option for those who wish to enjoy New Year’s Eve festivities. The free rides will begin at 8 p.m. on December 31, 2019 and run through 4 a.m. on January 1, 2020. During those hours, station fare gates will... Read more →


One Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Wins $270,758 Jackpot in Burlington County

TRENTON (Dec. 30, 2019) – One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $270,758 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Friday, Dec. 27, drawing. The winning numbers were: 02, 07, 29, 32 and 42 and the XTRA number was: 04. The retailer will receive a bonus check for $2,000 for the winning ticket sold. That ticket was sold at Shoprite of Medford, 208 Route 70 E., Medford in Burlington County. Acting Executive Director James Carey announced that there were 370,319 tickets purchased for... Read more →


A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

"Among the many gifts that we buy and receive, let us not forget the true gift: To give each other something of ourselves, to give each other something of our time, to open our time to God. In this way Anxiety disappears, Joy is born, and the Feast is created. " ~ Pope Benedict XVI Thank you for your support and loyalty over the past year..... from all of us at CNBNews BEST WISHES Bill & Connie Cleary ... Gloucestercitynews.net since 2006 Read more →


Authorities Charge Delran Man with Possession of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Delran Township Police Chief Alfonso A. Parente Jr. announced that a 63-year-old Delran Township man has been charged with possessing child pornography. Robert Tokarczyk, (photo)of the first block of Fox Chase Drive, was charged December 12 with Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). The investigation began earlier this year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Tokarczyk’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed that Tokarczyk was utilizing... Read more →


Shannon M. Soroka Sentenced to Prison for Medford Armed Home Invasion

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 25-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced to 13 years in New Jersey state prison for an armed home invasion earlier this year in Medford Township during which he pointed a gun at the head of a babysitter who was caring for the homeowners’ 2-year-old child before locking her in a basement bathroom and threatening to kill her if she exited. Shannon M. Soroka, (photo) of Ontario Street, must serve 11 years before becoming eligible for parole. The sentence... Read more →


Shari M. Piriz of  Voorhees, formerly of Marlton

On December 16, 2019. Age 58 of Voorhees, formerly of Marlton. Devoted daughter of the late Harry and Arlene Lefkowitz (nee Smith). Cherished brother of Steve Lefkowitz (Beth). Devoted aunt of Matt Lefkowitz. Honoring her wishes, there will be no viewing or services. Burial will held privately at a later date. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Burlington Twp. Man Charged with Possession/Distribution of Child Pornography

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Burlington Township Public Safety Director Bruce Painter announced that a 20-year-old township resident has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. Alan Sylvain, of the 600 block of Francois Court, (photo) was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (two are Second Degree, one is Third Degree). The investigation began earlier this year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Sylvain’s online activities from the National Center for... Read more →


Donna Roberts Indicted on 8 Counts of Animal Cruelty; 44 Dogs Found Dead, 161 Living Dogs

Shamong Woman Indicted on Animal Cruelty Charges Burlington City NJ (Dec. 18,2010)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Shamong woman has been indicted on multiple counts of causing death or bodily injury last year to dogs she kept on her property in substandard, inhumane conditions. Donna Roberts, 66, of the 500 block of Oakshade Road, was indicted on eight counts of Animal Cruelty (Third Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday and signed by First Assistant Prosecutor Philip S. Aronow. An arraignment will be scheduled... Read more →


Man Pleads Guilty to Causing Friend’s Death While Driving Impaired

BURLINGTON CITY NJ (Dec. 18, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 22-year-old Pemberton Township man pled guilty today in Superior Court to driving impaired and causing a crash late last year in Woodland Township that killed a friend who was traveling in his vehicle. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Donald Shinn pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree) in exchange for a four-year term in New Jersey state prison. The Hon. James J. Morley, J.S.C. scheduled sentencing for February 7, 2020.... Read more →


Claire Gustafson Says Norcross Is The One Who Needs To Apologize Not Jeff Van Drew

Where are the thousands of jobs Norcross promised the Economic Opportunity Act would bring to our region? COLLINGSWOOD – Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s first congressional district, Claire Gustafson, took issue with Congressman Donald Norcross’s statement with regard to the news of Congressman Jeff Van Drew coming to the Republican party. At issue is, in his statement, Norcross claimed Van Drew owes an apology to a list of people and organizations as well as “the people of South Jersey.” “Congressman Norcross is the... Read more →


Maple Shade PD Seeking Officers through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program.

(Maple Shade NJ)(Dec. 13, 2019)--The Maple Shade Police Department announces our recent acceptance and participation in the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Intergovernmental Transfer Program (ITP). In order to be considered, an officer MUST be a member in good standing of a Civil Service police department who participates in the ITP with a valid certification from the Police Training Commission as a full-time Municipal Police Officer. If you are looking to join a progressive agency that offers superior training, opportunity, job growth and a supportive... Read more →


Mt. Laurel Man Receives Prison Term for Causing Son’s Death While Driving Impaired  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 27-year-old Mount Laurel man was sentenced today to seven years in New Jersey state prison for driving impaired earlier this year and causing a crash in Willingboro that killed his 4-year-old son and injured the boy’s twin brother. Ossie Thomas must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. He pled guilty in June to one count of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree), one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree), and... Read more →


Bordentown City Man Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography Online

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Burlington County man who had hundreds of items of child pornography on his laptop computer was sentenced to prison today for distributing child pornography online through a peer-to-peer network. Michael D. Gordon, 34, of Bordentown City, N.J., was sentenced to five years in state prison, including 2 ½ years of parole ineligibility, by Superior Court Judge James J. Morley in Burlington County. Gordon pleaded guilty on July 17, 2019 to a second-degree charge of distribution... Read more →


Marlton's Kassie Kromish Named Captain of RPI Track & Field

TROY, NY (12/09/2019)-- The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) women's track & field captains have been announced and Kassie Kromish of Marlton 08053 and Cherokee High School has been tabbed for a leadership role. Kromish, a distance runner, ran the 3000 and 5000 during indoor and the 5000 and 10000 in outdoor. She established two career-bests during the winter as she ran 11:12.94 in the 3000 at Middlebury College and 18:54.06 in the 5000 at the Liberty League Championship. A civil engineering major, Kromish ran a... Read more →


Authorities Arrest Third Suspect in Burlington City Fatal Shooting  

BURLINGTON CITY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and City of Burlington Police Chief John Fine announced that the third defendant charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old city resident last month has been taken into custody. Marcus S. Mackroy-Davis, 23, of the 100 block of Stratton Drive in Westampton, surrendered himself to BCPO detectives on Friday at the Burlington County Courts Complex in Mount Holly. He was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree) and lodged in the Burlington County... Read more →


Republicans in Burlington County Back Congressional Slate

Mount Laurel, NJ – Following a thorough vetting process, the Burlington County Republican Screening Committee recommended an outstanding slate of 2020 congressional candidates Saturday morning, which the full county committee voted unanimously to endorse. To begin the work now to unseat the incumbent Democrats pushing their radical agenda in Washington, D.C., the committee backed: Claire Gustafson in the First Congressional District David Richter in the Second Congressional District Kate Gibbs in the Third Congressional District “The Burlington County Republican Committee has a long history of... Read more →


Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in “Paying it Forward” GoFundMe Scam

Agrees to repay restitution to victims, five-year prison term BURLINGTON CITY NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the remaining defendant behind the fictitious GoFundMe campaign pled guilty today to participating in the fraudulent scheme that misled donors into contributing more than $402,000 to a fabricated cause. Mark D’Amico, 40, of Florence, pled guilty in Superior Court to Misapplication of Entrusted Property (Second Degree). The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr. scheduled sentencing for April 24, 2020. “We are pleased that this defendant accepted responsibility for... Read more →


Evesham Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography  

Evesham Township NJ (Dec. 6, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 62-year-old Evesham Township man has pled guilty to possession of child pornography. Scott J. Lucas, of Sheffield Drive, faces incarceration when sentenced March 4, 2020 on one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). Lucas was employed by the Evesham Township Municipal Utilities Authority at the time of his arrest in March 2019. The investigation began after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Lucas’s online activity from... Read more →