MANVILLE, NJ – Crime Stoppers of Somerset County is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for setting a car on fire and slashing the tires on 40 parked cars in the borough between 2-4 a.m. June 11.

The incidents occurred within the North West sections, particularly between North 7th Avenue and North 13th Avenue, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Manville Borough Chief of Police Mark Peltack. 

Video footage acquired during the investigation shows the suspect slashing the tires on a vehicle and is described as a Caucasian male, wearing a light-colored hooded jacket.

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Robertson asks that anyone with information to call he Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Information can also be relayed to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Manville Police Department at (908) 725-7677 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.