ACPO MAJOR CRIMES INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING OF ATLANTIC CITY MAN

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WOMAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER IN CRASH THAT KILLED MOTHER & INFANT SON IN FEBRUARY

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VENTNOR CITY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY IN THE MURDER OF HER MOTHER & GRANDMOTHER

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JAMES SCOPPA JR. PROMOTED TO ACPO LIEUTENANT

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ACPO’S CHUCK DEFEBBO PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN OF COUNTY INVESTIGATORS

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PLEASANTVILLE MAN INDICTED IN JULY FATAL SHOOTING OF TEENAGE GIRL

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On behalf of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, I would like to welcome you to our webpage. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office provides professional leadership and guidance through the coordination of law enforcement resources to safeguard and protect the citizenry by detection, arrest, prosecution and conviction of criminal offenders. We recognize that you, the public, are our greatest partner in prosecuting criminal activity and solving inactive cases. Accordingly, this site is intended to provide you with vital information concerning public safety, such as helpful links to other law enforcement agencies and our partners in crime prevention, press releases regarding the status of various criminal investigations, pictures of our community engagement, and an opportunity to interact with our office in an effort to make Atlantic County safer and healthier for its citizens, and visitors, alike. The overwhelming amount of men and women who work in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office also live in Atlantic County. We are your neighbors, parishioners, athletic coaches, and volunteers. As such, we have a vested interest in making our community safe for everyone. Please join me, and the members of our office, in preventing crime before it occurs and obtaining justice for victims of crime, when it does occur. As always, “if you see something, say something.” Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Sincerely,

DAMON G. TYNER Atlantic County Prosecutor

 

MAYS LANDING- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating the fatal shooting of an Atlantic City man that occurred on Thursday night, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 36 year-old Bernard Murphy was shot and killed in the area of Florida and Pacific Avenues in …

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MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor Township woman is charged in connection to a fatal motor vehicle collision on February 26, 2019, that killed a mother and her infant son, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Tuesday, Nancy Cavanaugh, 66, was charged with two counts of Aggravated Manslaughter in connection with a fatal motor …

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MAYS LANDING- The daughter and granddaughter of two homicide victims has pleaded guilty for their murders, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Heather Barbera, 43, of Ventnor, pleaded guilty to the following charges: Amended count of first degree Aggravated Manslaughter in the death of her mother Michelle Gordon, 67 1st degree Murder of her …

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MAYS LANDING- The ACPO’s James Scoppa has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and was sworn in on Friday, September 27, 2019. Lt. Scoppa is an 18-year veteran law enforcement officer of the ACPO, where he began his career as a County Investigator. “Lt. Scoppa is a dogged investigator who will be charged with …

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MAYS LANDING- ACPO’s Chuck DeFebbo has been promoted to the rank of Captain of County Investigators and was sworn in on Friday, September 27, 2019. Capt. Defebbo’s law enforcement career spans 37 ½ years. Capt. DeFebbo began his career as a Patrolman at the Hammonton Police Department where he served for 5 years. In 1987, …

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MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Pleasantville man who is charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager on July 25, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Nahquil Lovest, 18, is indicted on the following charges: Aggravated Manslaughter, second degree unlawful Possession of a Weapon, second …

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MAYS LANDING- During a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, ACPO’s Bruce K. DeShields was sworn in by Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner as the Chief of Atlantic County Investigators. ACPO Chief of Atlantic County Investigators Bruce K. DeShields has served with the ACPO for over 30 years. Chief DeShields is a veteran …

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MAYS LANDING- Miguel Vargas, 48, was convicted yesterday of 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Obstructing the Administration of Law following a 2 week-long trial, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on related Sexual Assault counts. Vargas was arrested …

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MAYS LANDING- Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner and the ACPO staff would like to welcome Assistant Prosecutor Laura C. Heisman to the Office! Assistant Prosecutor Heisman was sworn in on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, by Presiding Judge Bernard DeLury. Assistant Prosecutor Heisman served from 2006-2017 as an Assistant Prosecutor at the Camden County Prosecutor’s …

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MAYS LANDING- On Tuesday, an Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up an indictment against a 33 year-old Stratford man for Theft by Deception and Official Misconduct offenses, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On or about March 14, 2017, Michael Gibbons who served as Deputy Chief of the Atlantic County Superintendent of Elections committed …

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