Ronald McDonald statue stolen, $500 reward offered

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – An investigation is underway into the theft of a Ronald McDonald statue from the McDonalds in Clinton, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and Clinton Township Officer in Charge Lt. Doug Higgins.

The life size statue of Ronald McDonald sitting on a bench stolen was from a McDonald’s Restaurant located at 185 Center St. The theft occurred between 11:00 p.m. April 26 and 10:00 a.m. April 27. The statue is made of fiberglass and weighs approximately 250 pounds, Kearns said.

According to Prosecutor Kearns, “Crime Stoppers of Hunterdon County is offering a cash reward of $500 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of the person(s) responsible for this crime,” Kearns said.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 321-0010 or by going to, or text messaging “HCTIPS” plus your tip message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters can also download the free mobile app “Tipsubmit” and select Hunterdon County to submit anonymous tips via text messaging.

All tips are anonymous and kept strictly confidential. Information can also be called into the Major Crimes Unit of the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-788- 1129 or the Clinton Township Police Department at 908-735-7270.

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By: Jay Edwards
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(Photo Courtesy: Hunterdon County Prosecutors Office)