As our communities change, we as law enforcement must adapt. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, as the Chief Law Enforcement Agency in Cumberland County, understands this very well. In a never ending quest to develop and grow, we must answer our call to service in whatever way is needed to connect with the community we read more »
Date of Incident: September 20, 2017 Address/Location: Myrtle Street and Lakeview Avenue Municipality: Bridgeton, NJ Victim: Aulton Mears The Bridgeton Police Department and the CCPO Major Crimes Unit, investigated the shooting death of Aulton Mears. Officers discovered the victim, Aulton S. Mears of Bridgeton, NJ, located in his vehicle. Mears had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was read more »
Date of Incident: August 9, 2017 Address/Location: 300 Block of North Pearl Street Municipality: Bridgeton, NJ Victim: Eric Blocker The Bridgeton Police Department and the CCPO Major Crimes Unit, investigated the shooting death of Eric Blocker. A male subject identified as Eric Blocker of Bridgeton, NJ was shot multiple times in the 300 block of North Pearl read more »
Date of Incident: April 22, 2017 Address/Location: Rear of Tips Trailer Park, 868 East Commerce Street Municipality: Fairfield Township, NJ Victim: Vincent Horns New Jersey State Police, with assistance from the CCPO Major Crimes Unit, investigated the shooting death of Vincent Horns when he was found shot to death at the rear of Tips Trailer Park in Fairfield read more »
Date of Incident: February 20, 2017 Address/Location: Area of South East Avenue and York Streets Municipality: Bridgeton Victim: Leanard Resto Bridgeton Police Department and CCPO Major Crimes Detectives investigated the shooting death of Leanard Resto when he was found shot to death in the alleyway located behind 135 East Avenue in the city of Bridgeton. The manner of death was read more »
PUBLIC NOTICE The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of its program to achieve accreditation by verifying that it meets recognized professional best practices. Administered by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with best practice standards in five basic read more »
UPDATE: 5/18/17 – Please be advised that Thomas Williams was located in the state of Delaware. He has been returned to this jurisdiction. This matter continues to be investigated to determine how the child traveled to Delaware. No more details will be released at this time. CCPO and VPD detectives are looking for a missing read more »
Cumberland County Law Enforcement is once again hosting Cumberland County Police Youth Week 2017 from August 14 – 19, 2017. This is a week long FREE program/camp designed for youth ages 13-17 who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement.. Kids have the opportunity to make new friends from around the County and learn read more »
At this time the CCPO is scheduled to be open normal business hours for Tuesday, March 14th and 15th. Due to forecasts that warn of possible accumulated snow falls over the next 72 hours, please stay tuned to the weather bar at the top of this website for updates on any office related weather delays.
Date of Incident: October 5, 2016 Address/Location: 277 South Pine Street Municipality: Bridgeton Victim: Dehaven Jackson Bridgeton Police Department and CCPO Major Crimes Detectives investigated the shooting death of Dehaven Jackson. Jackson was shot and found deceased in the area of 277 South Pine Street in Bridgeton. The manner of death was classified as a homicide. read more »
Date of Incident: July 26, 2016 Address/Location: 2213 South Second Street (Delsea Gardens Apartments) Municipality: Millville Victim: Devin Watson Millville Police Department and CCPO Major Crimes Detectives investigated the shooting death of Devin Watson. Watson was shot while hanging around the parking area in the Delsea Gardens Apartment Complex. The manner of death was classified as a read more »
Date of Incident: April 7, 2016 Address/Location: King Drive Municipality: Fairfield township Victim: Rickie Harris, Jr. New Jersey State Police and CCPO Major Crimes Detectives investigated the shooting death of Rickie Harris, Jr. Harris was shot while sitting as the passenger in a vehicle that was parked on King Drive in Fairfield Township. The manner read more »
Date of Incident: December 1, 2015 Address/Location: 333 Colfax Street Municipality: Bridgeton Victim: Rasheem Howard Bridegeton Police and CCPO Major Crimes Unit Detectives investigated the shooting death of Rasheem Howard at 333 Colfax Street. The manner of death was classified as a homicide. ***NOTICE*** The above contains information regarding an open homicide investigation (commonly referred read more »
Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces the following: Press Release – Rickie Harris Homicide Anyone with information pertaining to this homicide is asked to please call New Jersey State Police Detective Sergeant Glenn Garrels at: 856-451-0101. You may also submit Anonymous Information by downloading the “CCPO – Tip 411 App” (Android or Apple) by clicking the download links read more »
In its quest for an efficient and fair criminal justice system, with an emphasis on protecting the rights of all parties involved, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) offers a wide array of services to the public and our county law enforcement. Throughout each and every day the men and woman of the CCPO take read more »
The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office of Victim Witness Advocacy in conjunction with the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office of Victim Witness Advocacy cordially invites you to attend the Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week Conference. When: Monday, April 11, 2016 Where: The George P. Luciano Family Center, Cumberland County Community College, Vineland, NJ For directions to the event, please visit: http://www.cccnj.edu/CEC/ This Conference is FREE! Please return the read more »
On March 1, 2016 before city council, Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gaimari Sr., administered the Oath of Office to its Chaplains. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication our Chaplains provide as they have proven to be an invaluable asset to our agency, our citizens and community. We thank you all for read more »
Vineland Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the identity and conviction of individuals involved in the theft of $5,000.00 worth of computers from the Vineland High School. The three burglars, captured on surveillance cameras (see below), appear to be either in their late teens or early 20s, according to Vineland Police read more »
Assistance is needed in identifying the suspect pictured. He is alleged to have stolen computers from Walmart on 2/8/16. He is described as an Hispanic male that was last seen leaving the area in a Honda model vehicle. Any anonymous tips can be forwarded to the CCPO tip line by clicking HERE or by using our Tip read more »
The New Jersey State Police is seeking your assistance in locating John Kohlbecker. John was last seen on Thursday, February 11, 2016. He was observed that day on video surveillance at approximately 2:30 p.m. at a ShopRite in the City of Bridgeton, Cumberland County. He is 5’11”, 135 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes. read more »
The community and the Vineland Police Department will be enjoying some Coffee and Conversation at the Golden Palace Restaurant in Vineland on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am. Come out and join the conversation. See below for more information.
The United States Homeland Security Investigations | ICE (HSI) is committed to combating the sexual exploitation of children; as such, investigations of child sexual exploitation are among HSI’s primary investigative priorities. The sexual abuse of children impacts the most vulnerable segment of our society. HSI recognizes the importance of education and community awareness regarding the read more »
The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) is dedicated to serving the citizens of Cumberland County with quality services and leadership in law enforcement. The CCPO is the nexus of the counties criminal justice system, working in conjunction with our law enforcement partners, as well as our citizens and community leaders each and every day. These read more »
The Cumberland County Human Relations Commission announced that it will hold a ceremony for Vineland, Bridgeton, and Millville Police Chaplains on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 4:40 PM in the first Assembly of God Church, 1700 Wheaton Avenue, Millville where more than 30 Chaplains will be presented with new Police Chaplain Jackets. The public is read more »
Cumberland County Community leaders want you to be prepared to protect your friends and family from an accidental opiate overdose. In doing so, they are offering FREE training to the public on the use of NARCAN, an opiate overdose antidote, so you can learn how to recognize and prevent an overdose. To learn more about read more »
The CCSD is warning local residents of a scam. Please read the below notice from Sherrif Austino about how to protect yourself from falling victim to this phone scam and what you should do if you feel you have been contacted about same.
Today, the New Jersey State Police will have recruiters at the HACE Business Center in Philadelphia, PA from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. They will be available to speak with interested candidates about all aspects of the NJSP and possible careers for women interested in pursuing law enforcement. See the above for more information. read more »
The Vineland Police Department is requesting the public’s help with identifying the individuals in the following photographs who may have been involved in burglaries. If you believe you may recognize anyone from these images, please contact the Vineland Police Department at 856-691-4111. You may also submit an anonymous tip by clicking HERE. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please remember, read more »
One of the best tools to keep youngsters away from drugs may be a conversation with mom and dad. The Vineland Police are hoping to encourage some heart-to-heart discussions with an assist from community pizzerias. On Feb. 9, the community policing unit is hosting “Talk to Your Kids about Drugs over Dinner” at 5:30 p.m. read more »
The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office will be opened on Monday, 1/25/16, during normal operating hours, 8:30am – 4:30pm. Please account for additional travel time due to road conditions. If delays are encountered, CCPO staff should contact their supervisor (s) to advise them of same as soon as possible. Please be careful and drive safely.
The Cumberland County Prosecutors Office Forensic Facial Imaging Unit is comprised of a trained forensic artist on staff ready to assist the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), federal, state, county or local agencies with forensic facial imaging support. In September, 2010, Detective Ronald Henry of the CCPO attended and completed a three week FBI Forensic read more »
With the winter season upon us, and the impending winter storm heading our way, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office wants all of our county residents to be safe. In planning for any type of emergency, pre-planning is the very best way to make sure you and your family will be as comfortable and secure as read more »
MILLVILLE – Police are investigating an early-morning fire Wednesday that consumed a covered porch behind Millville Elks Lodge #580 and what role a man captured on surveillance video may have played in the blaze. The Millville Fire Department arrived on scene at the E. Broad Street lodge around 3:46 a.m. Wednesday to put out a fire read more »
Anyone with information concerning the below subject or offense, is encouraged to contact: Millville Police Department Detective J. Seidel at 856-825-7010 and/or Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Det. J. Pennypacker at 856-453-0486 DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPROACH ANY SUBJECT THAT MAY FIT THIS DESCRIPTION. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION OR BELIEVE YOU MAY BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY read more »
**********PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT **********
The Bridgeton Police Department is again asking for the public's cooperation. Please DO NOT leave your motor vehicle running unattended. Over the past several days approximately six motor vehicles have been stolen because the drivers have left the vehicles unattended. This is a violation under Traffic Regulation 39:4-53. Leaving vehicle with engine running.
Thank You for your anticipated help in this matter
SPECIAL PRESS RELEASE - FATAL HOUSE FIRE
Bridgeton police and fire department investigators are continuing the investigation into an early morning house fire that claimed the lives of one adult and two children, according to police.
City police and fire department personnel responded to 15 Park Ave. off of Route 49 just west of the intersection of Route 49 and Burlington Rd. at 1:49 AM Monday where they discovered the two-story structure fully involved, according to reports.
Two children, a five-year-old male, and a six-year-old female, along with their father, age 28, succumbed to injuries at the scene, according to Chief of Police Michael Gaimari and Fire Chief Todd Bowen. Three other family members who lived in the second-floor apartment where the fire is suspected to have started made it out of the structure.
They include the 26-year-old mother of the children and her 10-month-old son along with 33-year-old male relative. They are being treated at Crozier-Chester Medical Center and St. Christopher’s Hospital in Pennsylvania respectively while the male relative was taken to Inspira Hospital in Vineland for observation.
Police and fire officials stated that all the occupants of the second-floor apartment were members of the same family and that two persons, a 27-year-old female and her 2-year-old daughter who lived in the first-floor apartment also got out of the structure safely.
The fire remains under investigation.