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Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers offers $2,500 reward following theft, vandalism of pride flags

FRENCHTOWN BOROUGH, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The Hunterdon County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for stealing and vandalizing LGBTQ+ pride and transgender flags in Frenchtown Borough, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson.

Between Sunday, August 7 and Monday, August 8 11 LGBTQ+ pride and transgender flags were reported stolen or damaged from multiple residences in the borough, Robeson said.

“The homes that were vandalized appear to be isolated between 4th through 6th Streets at this time,” according to the Frenchtown Borough, NJ Fakebook’s page.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Unit and the Frenchtown Borough Police Department are investigating these incidents as a bias crime, Robeson said.

Anyone with information should contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-788-1129 or the Frenchtown Police Department at 908-996-4820. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010, online at, or through the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. All tips are anonymous and kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

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