VETERANS DAY: ACPO DET. SGT. GAZZARA SERVES AS A 23-YEAR MILITARY VETERAN

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THE ATLANTIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE RECEIVES ACCREDITATION STATUS

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ACPO MAJOR CRIMES UNIT CONTINUES INVESTIGATION OF 29 YEAR-OLD MAN SHOT, KILLED IN ATLANTIC CITY

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VENTNOR MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL ASSAULTS OF 2 BOYS

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CHARGES FILED IN 2 ATLANTIC CITY UNSOLVED HOMICIDES FROM 1996 & 2010

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ACPO TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON CHARGES FILED IN 23 YEAR OLD COLD CASE HOMICIDE & 2010 COLD CASE HOMICIDE

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Statement From the Atlantic County Prosecutor

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 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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MAYS LANDING—An Atlantic County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Hammonton man for theft, fraudulent tax filings and money laundering, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Pat L. Christopher, age 67, was indicted by the Grand jury on August 28, 2019 for four counts of first degree Money Laundering and two counts …

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MAYS LANDING- A team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will arrive on Monday, September 16, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced today. “Verification by the team that the Atlantic …

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MAYS LANDING- A 28 year-old Atlantic City man is facing multiple charges in connection to the October 2018 fatal overdose of a 25 year-old Egg Harbor Township woman, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Kevin Green, 28, has been charged with the following: First-degree strict liability for drug-induced death, 2C:35-9a Third-degree distribution of a …

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