9/11 Memorial Vandalized; Reward Being Offered


ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS-Bronze plaques that adorned stones placed at the Old Bridge 9/11 memorial have been stolen and a reward has been offered for information that leads to an arrest of the perpetrators.

The memorial is located at the Mount Mitchell Scenic Overlook in Atlantic Highlands, which looks over the skyline of Manhattan.

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The Atlantic Highlands Police Department is investigating the theft of three bronze plaques from the Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial located at Mt. Mitchell on Ocean Blvd. The thefts are believed to have occurred in the last 24 hours from 9/25/19 into 9/26/19. The remaining plaque is depicted in the photo to show what the other plaques look like accept with different wording on the timeline.

Any assistance in locating the plaques and identifying a possible suspect is appreciated, please keep in mind that all calls and tips to officers remain confidential. Please call Atlantic Highlands Police Headquarters at (732) 291-1212 with any information.

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If you wish to remain anonymous you may also contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers, they will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives. Citizens with information about a crime or fugitive may contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-671-4400, which is a confidential telephone tip-line; they can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.