Court Hearing for Scott Kintzing Rescheduled

The former township planning board chairman faces a lewdness charge.

Former township planning board chairman Chairman Scott Kintzing will have to wait a little longer for his day in court. 

Kintzing, who is charged with lewdness, was scheduled to appear in municipal court in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County on Tuesday, Jan. 15. 

That hearing has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 5, because the court did not receive all the paperwork in the case in time for the hearing, said Harper Ewing, the municipal court administrator. 

The charge against Kintzing was initially transferred to Mantua Municipal Court, but was then moved out of Gloucester County altogether to avoid any potential conflict of interest. 

Kintzing was charged in November 2012 with with lewdness for allegedly stripping naked outside a local school after taking part in a pickup basketball game. 

The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2012, outside Oakview Elementary School, police said. It was captured on security footage of school grounds.

A female school custodian witnessed Kintzing changing his clothes outside the back of the school after the game, police said. The custodian told police Kintzing was completely naked when she confronted him. After the custodian confronted Kintzing, he drove off, according to police. 

School officials were notified of the incident and contacted West Deptford police, who conducted an investigation. 

If convicted of lewdness, Kintzing faces a maximum sentence of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. 

After serving for 31 years on the local planning board, Kintzing wasn't reappointed during the West Deptford committee's annual reorganization in January. 

Mayor Raymond Chintall, a Republican, said his decision not to recommend Kintzing for reappointment wasn't related to the pending charge. 

Kintzing's son, Hunter, ran unsuccessfully for a township committee seat as a Democrat in 2011, losing to Chintall and his running mate, Sam Cianfarini. 

Mike Parkins January 16, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Hey Tim, your reporting is totally inaccurate. Why dont you try telling the truth instead of trying to drum up controversy. Mr Kintzing changed his clothes after the basketball game. He was never completely naked and the video proves that. The custodian never confronted him and didnt say a word to him. Rather she confronted her neighbor and republican chairman Dennis Forte, who in turn told his friend on the school board Chris Strano, And Kintzing's son is totally irrelevant to the story. Very irresponsible reporting by you.
Occupant January 16, 2013 at 04:58 PM
How do you define "Completely Naked" Just having socks on? "Naked means Naked, There is No Completely, only Naked"... <Yoda>
Tim Zatzariny Jr. (Editor) January 16, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Mike, the facts as I reported them, and as we've reported in previous stories, are what West Deptford police provided to us. If you, or anyone else would like to provide a different account of what happened (on the record), I'm available to listen. My cell # is 609-775-5580. Regarding the mention of Mr. Kintzing's son, that information is completely relevant, as Mr. Kintzing has Democratic ties, and the decision not to recommend his reappointment to the planning board was made by a Republican mayor.
Occupant January 16, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Tim, Hunter Kintzing is not relevant as he was not the party involved.
juan hungalow January 16, 2013 at 10:32 PM
your right he wasn't completely naked the only thing he had on was a smile..the video showed hime completely in the raw.orange jump suits are warm this time of year.he should be fired from his job at the bank on the corner of broad and hession
David Sileo January 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Tim Did you actually read what you write? It's completely irrelevant and your rediculious attempt to draw any relationship here is a complete flail just by the construct of your statement defending.
David Sileo January 16, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Should read. Do you read.....
Proud D January 17, 2013 at 01:12 AM
Tim, if policltics are relevant why are you not reporting on the involvement of the chairman of the West Deptford republicans? He was absolutely involved.
Proud D January 17, 2013 at 02:36 AM
Tim, let me get this straight, you say Hunter is relevant because of the political ties to the Democratic Party. Yet you have failed to mention the involvement is the chairman of the West Deptford Republicans in this case. If politics are relevant, all politics are relevant. I've heard from enough people who I trust that Forte was involved in this. I've also heard his involvement is very easy to confirm. Has the police chief been asked about this? Has the police department file been reviewed? Why is this being ignored?
David Sileo January 17, 2013 at 02:58 AM
Tim Any reason you deleted my comments? Should i repeat them?
David Sileo January 17, 2013 at 02:59 AM
never mind my bad
David Sileo January 17, 2013 at 03:27 AM
The way the thing is being politicized by both parties is outrageous!
Occupant January 17, 2013 at 04:01 AM
The problem is that your trust is in your Democratic friends.... you can't trust them believe me... besides, Forte was not the one naked... Time to move on and let the courts decide.
WDNeedsHelp January 17, 2013 at 09:51 PM
I wonder why the venue has changed twice? Why wouldn't he get a fair shake in WD Court? Is it because the Mayors of Mantua and Maurice River are Dems and WD is led by the Republicans? Just wondering why the move?
bonnie fide January 17, 2013 at 11:12 PM
first of all has anyone on here seen the video.I don't think so.that video is hermedically sealed in a mayonaise jar on the steps of some crooked democrat. they should have the trial in WD,but of course he'll get a slap on the wrist and he will be told don't do it again.I think they should ban hime from the schools in west deptford for his extra curricular activity.


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