FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington Borough Police are investigating a case of vandalism after a woman allegedly painted a small section of road with blue paint in front of the Flemington Borough Police Department Monday.
A blue line had been painted in 2016 for several blocks in that area of town as a tribute to the town's police officers.
On Saturday, Mayor Betsy Driver had that painted over, noting that she had received dozens of texts, emails and phone calls asking her to consider having it removed. She said the decision came largely in response to growing support for the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the end of May.
A peaceful protest was held in Flemington later that same day.
Driver said that a small section of Main Street was vandalized Monday morning with blue paint in the middle of the regular double yellow lines.
"The police are investigating and have photos of the suspect," she said. "Upon her being identified, she will be charged and restitution will be sought."