Category: News

8/6/2020 State v. Marese Washington, Jr.

Marese Washington, Jr., age 27 of Vineland was arrested the morning of August 6, 2020 by members of the New Jersey State Police Major Crimes Unit South and the US Marshall’s Service Regional Fugitive Task Force in connection with the shooting of Kesean Bey, age 26 of Millville that occurred on Route 55 in Millville shortly after midnight on read more »

06/13/2020: State v. Shumar Murphy; Charges filed.

As a result of an investigation by the Vineland Police Department, Defendant, Shumar Murphy (photograph below), age 21, of S. Myrtle Street in Vineland, New Jersey has been arrested and charged with the following: Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 1st degree (1 ct); Sexual Assault, 2nd degree (1 ct.); Theft by Extortion, 2nd degree (1 ct.); Possession read more »

05/06/2020 Press Release: State v. Zachary T. Latham, et al. / Homicide: City of Vineland; DOI: 5/4/2020; Decedent: William T. Durham, Sr.

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces that a criminal complaint was authorized charging Zachary T. Latham, 18, of Thornhill Road in Vineland, with first degree Aggravated Manslaughter, second degree Aggravated Assault, and related weapon offenses in connection with the homicide of William T. Durham, Sr., 51, also of Thornhill Road. At approximately 7:48 PM on May 4, read more »

03-13-2020 The CCPO is looking for Mentors for its’ Veterans Diversion Program.

Veteran transitioning to civilian life can be a challenge. Those challenges can be compounded by post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries and other physical injuries that are a result of their time in the service. For some, coping with these difficulties progresses to substance abuse or criminal activity. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s read more »

02/22/20 State v. Leroy Frazier, Sentencing

STATE V. LEROY FRAZIER Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces the sentencing in the above-referenced matter: On February 21, 2020, the Hon. Robert Malestein, J.S.C. imposed the following sentence upon defendant, Leroy Frazier: On Count 1 Aggravated Manslaughter, the Judge sentenced the defendant to 25 years New Jersey State Prison with the No Early Release Act (85% read more »

01/24/2020 State v. Alfonso Heggs, Verdict after Jury Trial

On January 24, 2020, Alfonso Heggs, age 25, of Millville, was found guilty by a Cumberland County Jury of the following offenses: Aggravated Manslaughter, 1st degree; Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd degree; and Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, 2nd The jury acquitted Heggs of Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder, 1st read more »

01/16/20 State v. Leroy Frazier, Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial

On January 16, 2020, Leroy Frazier, 21 of Bridgeton, was found guilty after a two-week trial before the Honorable Robert G. Malestein, J.S.C.  The jury returned a verdict of guilty after 4 hours of deliberation on Conspiracy to Commit Murder (1st degree), Aggravated Manslaughter (1st degree), Attempted Murder (1st degree), two counts of Aggravated Assault read more »

01/14/2020: State v. Kathleen Ayala; Homicide Charges filed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On January 12, 2020, at 1:06 am, officers from the Millville Police Department and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the area of Country Meadows, 2300 South 2nd Street, Millville New Jersey 08322, for a reported stabbing victim. Upon arrival on scene, responding officers located Axel Torres (of above address – Lot#31, age 35 read more »

State v. Jeffrey Profitt – Guilty Plea

On January 10, 2020 Defendant Jeffrey Profitt, formerly of Millville, pled guilty before the Honorable Robert G. Malestein, J.S.C. to third degree aggravated assault upon A.W. which assault occurred on April 11, 2016 in the City of Millville.  In return for the guilty plea, the State agreed to recommend probation including a term of 364 read more »

12/19/19 State v. Randolph Palmer, Conviction after Jury Trial

On December 18, 2019, Randolph Palmer, 59, of Millville, New Jersey, was convicted by a jury of his peers of Operating a Motor Vehicle During a Period of License Suspension in the Fourth Degree. The charges originated from an incident in Vineland, NJ that took place on December 17, 2016. The Defendant was pulled over read more »

12/17/19 State v. Cleve Lewis (Homicide: 11/6/19; Millville)

On November 6, 2019, at approximately 11:27, p.m., investigators with the Millville Police Department and Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the Delsea Gardens Apartment Complex, Apartment 2K, on a report of a shooting.  Responding officers located Millville resident Derrick Harris, 31 years old, unresponsive on the floor of the apartment.  Derrick Harris was shot read more »

12/12/19 State v. Lester Dennard, Guilty Verdict after Trial

On December 11, 2019, Lester Dennard, age 33  of Commerce Street, Bridgeton, was found guilty by a Cumberland County Jury of the following offenses: Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, 2nd degree; Possession of a Defaced Weapon, 4th degree; Possession of Weapons and Devices, 4th degree; and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Person, 2nd read more »

12/9/19 State v. Stephen Houbary, Sentencing (12/6/19)

Defendant Stephen Houbary, 46 years of age, of Vineland, pled guilty on October 21, 2019 to making a false report to law enforcement authorities, a fourth degree offense. On December 6, 2019 Houbary was sentenced to a one year term of probation by the Honorable Robert G. Malestein, J.S.C.  By virtue of his guilty plea, read more »

12/6/19 Homicide: State v. Anthony Cole, Victim Keyon Wade

On December 4, 2019 at approximately 3:00pm an unresponsive inmate, Keyon Wade, age 25, of North Brunswick NJ, was located in his housing unit at South Woods State Prison with apparent head trauma. Medical personnel attempted to treat Wade.  However he was pronounced deceased.   Based on a joint investigation by the NJDOC-Special Investigation Division and read more »

11/20/19 State v. Zahmere McKoy, Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces: On November 19, 2019,  Zahmere McKoy, 20,  of Bridgeton, was found guilty of Third degree Burglary and Theft.  The verdict came after a one day jury trial before the Honorable William Ziegler, J.S.C. The charges were based on events that occurred on July 4, 2018, when the defendant unlawfully entered a read more »

11/7/19 The CCPO is looking for Mentors for its’ Veterans Diversion Program

Veterans transitioning to civilian life can be a challenge. Those challenges can be compounded by post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries and other physical injuries that are a result of their time in the service. For some, coping with these difficulties progresses to substance abuse or criminal activity. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s read more »

10/18/19 STATE v. NAHOMI COLLAZO – Sentencing after Jury Trial

STATE v. NAHOMI COLLAZO On May 28, 2019, after a trial of several weeks, a Cumberland County Jury returned guilty verdicts against Defendants Anthony Figueroa and Nahomi Collazo. On October 18, 2019 Nahomi Collazo, age 37, of Vineland, New Jersey was sentenced to an aggregate sentence of 10 years New Jersey State Prison with a read more »

08/02/19 State v. Larry Pulcine – Sentencing

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces the following: Larry Pulcine, 36, of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to an aggregate term of 50 years prison and must serve 43 years and 9 months before being eligible for parole. The sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Bridgeton by the Honorable Michael J. Silvanio, J.S.C. in connection with read more »

07/26/2019 State v. Brionne Cuff – Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial

On July 25, 2019, Brionne Cuff, 31, of Millville, New Jersey, was convicted by a jury of his peers, of Possession of CDS: Heroin (3rd degree), Possession of CDS: Cocaine (3rd degree), Possession with Intent to Distribute: Heroin (3rd Degree), and Possession with Intent to Distribute: Cocaine (3rd degree). The charges originated from an incident read more »

07/10/2019 State v. Larry Bostic: Guilty Verdict after Trial by Jury

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces the following: On July 9, 2019, Larry Bostic, 67, of Vineland, NJ, was convicted by a Cumberland County Jury during the third week of trial before the Honorable Robert G. Malestein, J.S.C.  The jury found Bostic guilty of five (5) counts of Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in read more »

06/22/19 SENTENCING: STATE V. DONALD SCURRY & CHARLES CLARK

     On June 21, 2019, Donald Scurry of Bridgeton, was sentenced to 55 years NJSP by the Honorable Cristen D’Arrigo, J.S.C. for Murder. Scurry must serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act.  Scurry received a concurrent 5 year sentence for Hindering his Own Apprehension. read more »

06/17/2019 State v. Kashife Wyckoff, Guilty Verdict after Jury Trial

On June 13, 2019 Kashife Wyckoff , age 35, of Vineland, New Jersey, was convicted by a Cumberland County Jury during the second week of trial before the Honorable Robert G. Malestien J.S.C.  The jury found the defendant guilty of three counts: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree; Possession of Prohibited Devices, 4th degree; read more »

06/12/19 State v. Larry Pulcine – Guilty Verdicts after Jury Trial

Larry Pulcine, 36, of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, was found guilty of the October 10, 2016, murder of Ivan Scott Strayer II, Gallitzin, Pennsylvania. A Cumberland County jury returned the verdict Wednesday morning after deliberating a little more than two and a half hours. Deliberations began late Tuesday afternoon after closing arguments. The jury found Pulcine guilty read more »

05/14/2019 – State v. Charles Hunter – Entry of Guilty Plea

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces the following: On May 13, 2019 Charles Hunter, age 49 of Bridgeton, pled guilty to two counts of Vehicular Homicide for the deaths of Lois Morgan, 82, and Henry Mazzoni, 81, also of Bridgeton. The guilty plea was entered in Superior Court before the Honorable Robert G. Malestein. In exchange for read more »

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 »