Reward for information on Swatting Incidents in Monmouth County
Monmouth County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrests and prosecution of swatting suspects, the organization announced Wednesday.
The hoax calls to police are designed to generate a major respond from multiple law enforcement agencies, including a SWAT team.
Since March, there have been 38 swatting incidents in Monmouth County, according to Prosecutor's Office spokesman Charlie Webster.
There have been a rash of False Public Alarm incidents statewide, including at schools, hospitals, malls and even private residences.
A number of the prank calls have been reported in the Holmdel and Princeton areas. Municipal authorities have been receiving help investigating the hoaxes from the FBI in New Jersey.
Tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers of Monmouth County at 800-671-4400 or tipsters can text "MONMOUTH" and the tip to 274637. Tips can also be made on the Crime Stoppers website http://monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.