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Warren County man charged after mailing anonymous letters containing false accusations against Hunterdon County police officer

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – A Washington Township man was arrested after he allegedly wrote and mailed anonymous letters making false accusations against a Lebanon Township police officer, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson.

The joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Professional Standards Unit, Major Crimes Unit, and the Lebanon Township Police Department revealed that between May and June of 2021, Trevor Deppe, 33, wrote and mailed numerous anonymous letters to residents of the Lebanon Township, Glen Gardner, and Califon area, Robeson said.

The letters were received by community members who then turned the letters over to law enforcement. The letters that Deppe wrote contained false criminal allegations against a Lebanon Township officer and Deppe knew the allegations were false when he created and mailed the letters, Roberson said.

Deppe was arrested and charged with one count of third-degree false public alarm. The court released Deppe pending a first appearance in Hunterdon County Superior Court, Robeson said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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