Other NJ News

Suspect Charged with Criminal Mischief at Trump National Golf Course

d9bd0ebf18cba4c036f6_sompixtrumpsign__1_.jpg
d9bd0ebf18cba4c036f6_sompixtrumpsign__1_.jpg

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A resident of Hawaii has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the vandalism of 9 putting greens at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster where President Trump has spent considerable time since taking office in January.

Clifford Tillotson, age 61, of Aumoana Place, Kaneohe, Hawaii, has also been charged with defacing greens at three other Trump properties in New York.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson announced the arrest Friday evening.

Sign Up for E-News

Bedminster police received a call from the director of security at Trump National Golf Club early in the morning of Sept. 12 to report the damage. He told police the damage occurred sometime between the evening hours of Sept. 11 and the following morning, according to Robertson.

Defamatory, negative comments critical of the Trump administration were written on the greens with a caustic substance, causing the grass to turn brown and other colors. The estimated damage to the golf course was in excess of $10,000.

Detectives made the connection with the New York incidents soon after, according to Robertson, and working in conjunction with New York authorities were able to identify Tillotson as the individual responsible for the damages at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. 

Tillotson faces charges of third degree criminal mischief and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey; charges are pending against him in Westchester County, NY for damages a the three Trump courses in Westchester, Ferry Point and Hudson Valley.

"We take all acts of vandalism very seriously and would like to thank local  law enforcement officials for their efforts," the Trump Organization said in a statement following Tillotson's arrest in New York. "The individual responsible is in custody and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law."

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Rahway

Union County Democratic Committee Vote: And the Winner is...

February 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ – The vote for the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chairmanship came to a conclusion Wednesday night when 748 committee members from the county’s 21 municipalities descended on the Gran Centurions in Clark to vote for their new party leader.

State Senator Nick Scutari came away with a 412-341 victory over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr in a battle that had become ...

Giving Back: Learn How to Help Victims of Sexual Violence

February 22, 2018

Every year since 1984, trained volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center have helped victims of sexual violence through the emotional, medical and legal aftermath of trauma. New volunteers are welcome to join the next series of training classes beginning on Thursday, March 22.

No previous experience in crisis counseling is necessary.

“Over the years our Rape Crisis Center ...

Reminder: Free Wellness Program for Union County Military Women

All Union County women with military service – veterans, active duty and reserve – are invited to join “Boots 2 Heels,” a free event designed to foster wellness and connect women with resources and guidance for empowerment. Boots 2 Heels will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Westfield Armory, located at 500 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

The event is free but ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_b59229b3972266545812_magnet_fundraising_auction_2018_flyer_0219

Fri, February 23, 6:30 PM

Union County Vocational Technical Schools, West Hall Cafeteria, Scotch Plains

Union County Magnet High School Silent Auction

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Carousel_image_9fdb634aa2994f9b52ba_screen_shot_2018-02-21_at_2.02.18_pm

Fri, February 23, 7:00 PM

Rahway

“Tell Them We Are Rising”: A Celebration of ...

Fri, February 23, 7:00 PM

Trinity Episcopal Day School (TEDS), Cranford

TEDS Annual Tricky Tray & 50/50 Raffle – ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink Giving Back

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, State and Local ...