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Reward money in Manville tire slashing case rises to $3000

Manville, NJ

Post Date:08/24/2018 1:20 PM

August 22, 2018 - NEWS RELEASE

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Manville Borough Chief of Police Mark Peltack announced that the Manville Police P.B.A. (Police Benevolent Association) #236 has provided a reward of up to $2000 and Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc. has increased the reward money to $1000.00, bringing the total reward money to $3000, for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for the multiple tire slashings that have occurred in the Borough of Manville.  

Prosecutor Robertson stated that law enforcement has increased patrols and is actively interviewing people and reviewing video footage in an effort to identify and arrest the individual(s) responsible for the tire slashings.

Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor, and Chief Grammar request anyone with information can also contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. 

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Note: The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence.  The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed.

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