Category: News

04/20/2019 HOMICIDE: STATE V. MICHAEL TEDESCO

On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 9:44 AM, officers from the Millville Police Department responded to a residence in the 400 block of Carlton Avenue, Millville, NJ and discovered 66 year old Gary Tedesco, from Millville, NJ, dead from apparent stab wounds received during an altercation with his son, Michael Tedesco, age 38 also from read more »

04/13/2019 STATE V. RICARDO CARRILLO-SANTIAGO: SENTENCING

On January 31, 2019, Ricardo Carrillo-Santiago, 37, of Millville, New Jersey, was found guilty by a Cumberland County Jury of the following offenses: 1) Murder, 1st degree, with Aggravating Factors; 2) Murder, 1st degree, with Aggravating Factors; 3) Unlawful Disposal of Human Remains, 2nd degree. On April 12, 2019, Carrillo-Santiago was sentenced by the Honorable read more »

04/08/19 – STATE V. RICHARD SHEVCHENKO – SENTENCING

On Monday, April 8, 2019, Richard Shevchenko, age 69, of Upper Deerfield, was sentenced to a state prison term in connection with an incident that occurred on January 17, 2018 at the Woodland County Day School in Stow Creek. Following a hearing before the Honorable Michael J. Silvanio, Shevchenko was sentenced to a five year read more »

04/05/2019 PROSECUTOR WEBB-MCRAE CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS TO REDUCE GANG INVOLVEMENT AND GUN VIOLENCE IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY (AS PART OF THE CC THRIVE INITIATIVE)

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae has issued a request for proposals through the CC THRIVE initiative (a comprehensive gang and gun violence reduction initiative in Cumberland County focused on youth aged 10-25 in Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland) for the following programs: Credible Messenger Program –This program focuses on working directly with youth and young adults to reduce read more »

04/01/2019 – STATE V. JONATHAN GADOLA, SENTENCING

On March 29, 2019, Jonathan Gadola, 68, of Vineland, NJ, was sentenced by the Honorable Michael Silvanio, J.S.C. to eighty (80) years New Jersey State Prison with fifty (50) years of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act.  The sentencing was the result of the guilty verdict at trial in August of 2018, where read more »

03/25/19 – State v. Gladys Lugardo-Hemple

Defendant Gladys Lugardo-Hemple, age 71, of Smith Street, Bridgeton, was charged by way of the attached Accusation with Theft By Deception-Third Degree; Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received-Third Degree; Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institution-Third Degree; and, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition-Third Degree. The Accusation read more »

03/22/19 State v. William Eisenhardt, Entry of Guilty Plea

William Eisenhardt, 32, of Commercial Township, pled guilty to his involvement in the August 2015 death of Christian Gibson, 20, of Buena. The guilty plea was entered in Superior Court on Friday, March 22nd before the Honorable Michael J. Silvanio, J.S.C. in Bridgeton. In exchange for a plea of guilty to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter read more »

02-27-2019 CCPO is seeking Peer Mentors for its Veteran’s Diversion Program

The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office has instituted a Veterans Diversion Program (VDP).  This program is designed to assist individuals who have served in the U.S. Military and now have come into contact with the criminal justice system.  If an individual is accepted into this program and successfully completes the program, it is possible for the read more »

02/09/2019 STATE V. NAKIRA M. GRINER, HOMICIDE CHARGES FILED

At approximately 6:36pm on February 8, 2019, Nakira M. Griner, age 24 of Bridgeton, reported to Bridgeton City Police Department that her child, Daniel Griner Jr., 23 months, was abducted.   A search was initiated by the Child Abduction Response Team and assisted by investigators of the Bridgeton Police Department, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey read more »

02/01/19 – State v. Ricardo Carrillo-Santiago – Guilty Verdict After Trial

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces a guilty verdict after trial in the above-referenced matter. On January 31, 2019, Ricardo Carrillo-Santiago of Millville, was found guilty by a Cumberland County Jury of the following offenses:   Murder, 1st degree, 2 Counts, both with Aggravating Factors Unlawful Disposal of Human Remains, 2nd degree, 2 Counts   On December read more »

01/30/2019 Homicide Investigation – Victim Walter L. Brown, III

On January 29, 2019, at approximately 9:00pm, the Vineland Police Department received a call regarding a shooting that had taken place at 706 E. Oxford Street, Vineland, NJ 08360. Upon arrival by Vineland Police Officers the victim, Walter L. Brown, III, 32, of Vineland, NJ, was found shot in his home. Brown was transported to read more »

1/28/19 – Body Worn Cameras in 1/12/19 Officer Involved Use of Force involving Serious Bodily Injury (Vineland Police Department) Released to Media Outlets pursuant to NJ Attorney General Directive 2018-01

Pursuant to the request of several media outlets pursuant to the Open Public Records Act, the body worn camera footage in the Officer Involved Use of Force Involving Serious Bodily Injury arising out of a 1/12/19 incident involving the Vineland Police Department were released today.  They can be accessed at the following links: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nm9hvet4c25wjfg/BWC1.mp4?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/23x0ozhulqye846/BWC2.mp4?dl=0 read more »

01/18/2019 STATE V. JEREMIAH MONELL – Guilty Verdict after Trial

Jeremiah E. Monell, 33, of Commercial Township, was found guilty of the December 18, 2016, murder of Tara O’Shea, also of Commercial Township. A Cumberland County jury returned the verdict Friday morning, January 18th, finding Monell guilty of first degree Murder and related weapons offenses following a two week trial before the Honorable Cristen P. read more »

01/14/19 State v. Robert Iverson; Robert Blake – Sentencing

STATE V. ROBERT IVERSON; ROBERT BLAKE On January 11, 2019, Robert Iverson, age 45, of Penns Grove, was sentenced by the Honorable Cristen D’Arrigo, JSC, to seventeen (17) years New Jersey State Prison, with the No Early Release Act applying.  This came as a result of a verdict returned last October, where a jury found read more »

CCPO to host Information Session on AG Immigrant Trust Directive

Prosecutor Webb-McRae announces an Informational Session on the Attorney General Immigrant Trust Directive to be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Parish of the Holy Cross – Saint Teresa of Avila located at 46 Central Ave., Bridgeton, NJ from 7 – 9 pm. This program will be delivered in Spanish. For more information, read more »

12/19/18 State v. Michael Huggins

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces convictions after trial in the above-referenced matter.  For more information, please see press release below:

12/4/18 – CCPO seeks Volunteer Veteran Mentors for its’ Veteran’s Diversionary Program

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SEEKS VOLUNTEER VETERAN MENTORS FOR ITS’ VETERAN’S DIVERSION PROGRAM The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office has instituted a Veterans Diversion Program (VDP).  This program is designed to assist individuals who have served in the U.S. Military and now have come into contact with the criminal justice system.  If an individual is accepted into read more »

11/13/18 State v. Clifton D. Bailey

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces an additional arrest in the Joseph Jones homicide from 8/9/18 in the City of Millville.  See attached press release for more information.

10/12/2018 State v. Isaias Garza

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces an arrest in the above-referenced matter.  For more information, please see press release below:

10/3/18 Stand Out Against Domestic Violence Event on 10/17/18

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces a “Stand Out Against Domestic Violence Event” to be held on 10/17/18 at the Cumberland County College from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.  For more information, please see press release and attachments below:

10/02/18 Joseph Jones Homicide Date of Incident – 8/9/18

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae is asking for the public’s help in identifying the below vehicle which has been determined to be a burgundy/maroon 1997 – 2003 four (4) door Pontiac Grand Prix, bearing Registration ZJ7-61H (a fictitious tag used at the time of the incident). For more information, please see press release below:

08/22/18 State v. Joshua Graham

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces conviction after jury trial in the above-referenced matter.  For more information, please see below press release:

8/12/18: Homicide – City of Bridgeton (8/11/12)

On Saturday, August 11, 2018 at approximately 1:33am, the Bridgeton Police Department were dispatched to 243 Walnut Street, Bridgeton, NJ for shots fired.  Upon arrival, a female gunshot victim, identified as Erica S. McNair (age 44), was found to have sustained a gunshot wound to the head.  McNair was transported to Inspira Medical Center Vineland read more »