Ronald McDonald THIEF FRIED

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Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, and Clinton Township Police Officer in Charge Lt. Doug Higgins announced that the one individual has been charged in connection with the theft of a Ronald McDonald statue from the McDonalds restaurant in Clinton, NJ.


According to Prosecutor Kearns, “Thomas Roman, age 56, of Point Pleasant, NJ, has been charged with 3rd degree Receiving Stolen Property. Mr. Roman is scheduled for a Pre-Indictment Conference on June 19, 2017, at the Hunterdon County Superior Court.”


The life size statue of Ronald McDonald sitting on a bench stolen was found to be missing on April 27, as the restaurant was undergoing major renovations.


Prosecutor Kearns added, “I would like to commend the detectives from the Clinton Township Police Department and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for recovering the stolen property and bringing to justice those responsible for this crime.  I would also like to thank Crime Stoppers of Hunterdon for their contribution to the investigation.”


The filing of a criminal complaint is merely a step in the criminal justice process. The defendant is presumed innocent until the matter is resolved in a court of law.