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Glassboro Man Arrested & Charged With Endangering Welfare of Child; Evidence Recovered Depicted Child Sexual Abuse

Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman announced that Justin J. Hargrave, age 42, of Glassboro, NJ, was arrested on September 11, 2020 and charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2nd Degree)

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO) High Technology Crimes Unit worked jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Philadelphia Human Trafficking & Child Exploitation Task Force in an 18-month investigation involving the exploitation of children on the Internet.

During this time, an investigation into websites selling materials related to child sexual abuse led to the identification of Hargrave as a purchaser of this material.  

On Friday, September 11, 2020, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, FBI, and the Glassboro Police Department executed a search warrant at his residence.

Evidence was recovered at the scene which depicted child sexual abuse.

Hargrave was transported to the Glassboro Police Department, where he was arrested on a complaint charging him with Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Hargrave was released pending an initial court appearance.

Prosecutor Hoffman makes note that “Detectives from the GCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit worked seamlessly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Philadelphia Human Trafficking & Child Exploitation Task Force, the New Jersey State Police New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Glassboro Police Department. This solid synergy among law enforcement partners at all levels of government brings a broad spectrum of technical and investigative expertise into play which operates seamlessly across jurisdictions and geography.”       

Acting Prosecutor Hoffman wants to emphasize to the public that the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic have created unfortunate circumstances where abused children have been at home more often with their abusers, and without beneficial contact with mandatory reporters of signs and indications of abuse, such as teachers, counselors, school nurses and social service providers.

Additionally, parents are reminded that increased time at home has resulted in children having more time to spend on-line accessing various social media applications, chat rooms, and gaming platforms which can be exploited by those seeking to establish inappropriate contact with and to harm children. Hoffman stresses “The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office High Technology Crimes Unit remains vigilant with its mission, prioritizing the protection of vulnerable youth by relentlessly identifying, arresting and prosecuting sexual predators.”

If you believe you’ve seen a missing child or to report child sexual exploitation., contact your local law enforcement agency or call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or online at The Cyber Tip Line.org.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.

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Four Suspects Arrested & Charged in Connection With Glassboro Double Homicide

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 9:16 am, Officers from the Glassboro Police Department responded to 23 Warrick Avenue, Glassboro, regarding a check on the well-being of two residents at the property.

Upon arrival, Glassboro Police Department responding Officers discovered 26 year-old Manual Dela Rosa Jr. and 36 year-old Shantal Farrow deceased inside of the residence suffering from apparent gunshots wounds.

An autopsy conducted on August 20, 2020, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin, ruled the cause of death of both victims as gunshot wounds and the manner of death as homicide.

Through follow-up investigation, Detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Glassboro Police Department identified the following suspects, who were charged accordingly:


19 year-old Trenton resident, Devon J. Conover:

  • 2 Counts: Murder
  • 2 Counts: Felony Murder
  • 2 Counts: Conspiracy to commit Murder
  • 2 Counts: Robbery
  • 1 Count: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • 1 Count: Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

19 year-old Trenton resident, Abdelgadi H. Hassan:

  • 2 Counts: Murder
  • 2 Counts: Felony Murder
  • 2 Counts: Conspiracy to commit Murder
  • 2 Counts: Robbery
  • 1 Count: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • 1 Count: Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

23 year-old Glassboro resident, Altaifjoe H. Hassan:

  • 2 Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Felony Murder
  • 2 Counts: Conspiracy to commit Murder
  • 2 Counts: Conspiracy to commit Robbery

23 year-old Teaneck resident, Daniel P. Hall:

  • 2 Counts: Murder
  • 2 Counts: Felony Murder
  • 2 Counts: Conspiracy to commit Murder
  • 2 Counts: Robbery
  • 1 Count: Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
  • 1 Count: Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose

All suspects were charged with Conspiracy relating to the above listed crimes.

All suspects are currently in custody and are being held pending detention hearings.

“The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Glassboro Police Department have concentrated our investigative resources to this case since it occurred. Our Detectives have been actively collecting and analyzing evidence and pursuing investigative leads as they developed. They have worked tirelessly and in partnership with various other law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest the individuals involved in the murders. Their level of competency and commitment to their profession directly led to bringing this senseless act of violence to a quick resolution,” stated Acting Gloucester County Prosecutor Christine A. Hoffman.

This investigation is still active and Detectives believe there are additional witnesses who may provide crucial information in this investigation.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office encourages any witnesses with information regarding this homicide to contact Det. Brian Lloyd of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5581 or Inv. Haley Mangione of the Glassboro Police Department at 856 340-0661.
be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us.

Agencies assisting in the investigation and arrest are the U.S. Marshal’s NY-NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force; the Gloucester County S.W.A.T. Team; Mercer County Sheriff’s Department S.W.A.T. Team; the Gloucester County Emergency Response Team; the New Jersey State Police; the Trenton Police Department; the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office; the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office; the NJSP Real-Time Crime Center South; the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Galloway Township Police Department; and the Ventnor City Police Department; Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Sheriff’s Department; and the Dover Police Department.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a trial at which the defendants have all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.

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19-Year Old Westville Man Faces Multiple Charges in Deptford Crash That Killed One, Injured Another

On Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 10:08 pm, Deptford Township Police were dispatched to Tanyard Road, between Cattell Road and Brenner Avenue, for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, they discovered a two-vehicle crash involving a 2007 BMW 325i and a 1989 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Investigation revealed the motorcycle was traveling north on Tanyard Road and was being operated by William Stotsenburg, 67, of Deptford. His wife, Ann Richards Stotsenburg, 52, also of Deptford was a passenger on the motorcycle. .

While slowing to make a turn, the motorcycle was rear-ended by the BMW, operated by Miguel Pichardo, 19, of Westville. Both occupants of the motorcycle were ejected and sustained serious injury. Mrs. Stotsenburg later succumbed to her injuries sustained during the crash.

Pichardo was not injured as a result of the crash. He was arrested at the scene by Deptford Township Police for Driving While Intoxicated.

Pichardo was charged with DWI, Vehicular Homicide, Assault by Auto, and was lodged in the Salem County Jail on a warrant, pending a detention hearing.

The investigation is being conducted by the Deptford Township Police Department and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigation Unit and Crime Scene Unit. Assistance at the scene was also provided by the Deptford Township Fire Department.
  
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and
State Law.

*Post corrected/updated on August 27, 2020 at 8:50 p.m.

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Gloucester County Prosecutor Announces Creation of Special Victims Unit (SVU)

Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced on January 22, 2019 the creation of the Special Victims Unit (SVU) within the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office to uphold and strengthen the Prosecutor’s Office commitment to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Upon assuming leadership of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office in 2017, Prosecutor Fiore undertook a comprehensive review of existing services, and in response, has created a unit whose primary focus will be to investigate, prosecute and provide services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

The SVU will primarily handle all reports of sexual and physical abuse against children, all missing children reports, allegations of human trafficking, allegations of adult sexual assault, and domestic violence.

The key areas of positive change include focused leadership, training, policies and facilities.

Prosecutor Fiore states “We have made incredible progress in moving forward with the Special Victims Unit. With the creation of this unit, we have ensured that we are deeply committed to doing all that is necessary to ensure that survivors feel safe as they come forward and share their experiences. While I am extremely proud of our track record since my appointment as County Prosecutor, I have wanted to strengthen our efforts and abilities, and the creation of the Special Victims Unit will help us achieve that objective.”

“Additionally, to assist us in our efforts to offer beneficial services to victims, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has been awarded funding through a Department of Children and Families competitive grant to expand the current Child Advocacy Center (CAC) so it can house the Special Victims Unit. The SVU is comprised of highly trained investigators and assistant prosecutors whose expertise will be focused on child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence.”

In 2017, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office utilized grant funding to develop its current stand-alone CAC which is located at 47 Cooper Street in Woodbury. The CAC, along with the SVU will provide a seamless, multi-disciplinary response to combating child abuse by enabling law enforcement, prosecutors, advocates, child protective services and mental health professionals to work together as a collaborative team investigating and prosecuting cases of child abuse.

Victims of sexual assault or domestic violence can receive additional services, including support and crisis intervention, through Services Empowering the Rights of Victims (SERV) at 1-866-295-7378.

Additionally, the Special Victims Unit may be contacted at 856-384-5500 for those seeking additional information or reporting a crime or suspected abuse.

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Cumberland County Man Arrested in Connection to Pitman Homicide

Gloucester County Prosecutor, Charles A. Fiore, announced that Daniel Brennan, 33, of Greenwich, Cumberland County was arrested and charged on July 19, 2018, with causing the death of 31-year-old Leeann Foltrauer of Pitman, New Jersey.

On July 18, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Pitman Police Department responded to well-being check at a Boulevard Avenue residence. Upon arrival, police discovered Foltrauer deceased inside the residence.

An autopsy performed by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin on July 19, 2018, concluded that Foltrauer’s death was caused by multiple blunt force injuries to the head and the manner of death was determined to be homicide.

Officers of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshal’s Service took Brennan into custody without incident in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey.

Brennan, an unemployed warehouse worker who had recently moved in with Ms. Foltrauer, is charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office with first-degree murder, third-degree criminal restraint; third-degree theft by unlawful taking; third-degree credit card theft/fraudulent use; third-degree possession of a weapon, and fourth-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He is being held in the Salem County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact GCPO Detective Colleen McCausland at 856-868-8928 or Det. Nick Barbetta of the Pitman Police Department at 856-589-3501.

Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at tips@co.gloucester.nj.us.

Assisting Agencies

Agencies assisting in the investigation and arrest are Pitman Police Department; Mantua Township Police Department; the New Jersey State Police; Westville Police Department; NJSP Real-Time Crime Center-South; the United States Marshal’s Service; Vineland City Police Department; Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office; and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

All persons charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.

*Updated/Corrected 4:00 pm; 7:30 pm*