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.