Man arrested for stealing pride flags in Frenchtown

FRENCHTOWN — A borough man was arrested and charged with stealing and damaging several flags supporting the LGBTQ community earlier this month.

An investigation into the August 8 incident is continuing, according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, but so far Justin Settembrino, 30, has been charged with intimidation, criminal mischief and two counts of theft movable property.

Settembrino was positively identified as a person in the surveillance video who was flying the flags in question, authorities said. On August 28, Frenchtown police were dispatched to report several pride flags recovered from the Delaware River.

Anyone with information related to the Pride Flag case is asked to contact Frenchtown Police at 908-996-4820 or the District Attorney’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 908-788-1129.

Dino Flammia is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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