Report a Crime

Welcome to the Hightstown Police Department’s on-line crime reporting system.

If you have an emergency, or the crime you want to report is happening right now, do NOT use this form; DIAL 9-1-1.

If you need to report a minor crime involving the theft of property, car break-in, vandalism, etc., please complete and send us this electronic crime report.

Instructions:

  • This on-line report form should only be used for the crimes indicated in the menu appearing after these instructions. If it doesn’t fit into one of these categories, then you should report the crime in person at police headquarters (415A Mercer Street) or by telephone at (609) 448-1234. Stolen Vehicles cannot be reported on this form.
  • Please complete as many lines of the report as you possibly can. This will help us investigate the crime that you are reporting and/or screen it for potential investigation. Please provide as much information as possible.
  • If you need to report more than one type of crime (or multiple instances), please send us a separate Report Form for each one.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Knowingly submitting a false Police Report is a crime under the State of New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice.

You CANNOT use this on-line form to report:

  • Any type of violent crime, including: personal assault, kidnapping, robbery, etc.
  • Any type of sex crime, including: rape, sexual assault, etc.
  • Any type of stolen vehicle, including: trucks, cars, trailers, motorcycles, etc.
  • Any lost/stolen license plates.
  • Any type of traffic accident, whether there was an injury or not.
  • Any type of court order violation such as violation of restraining order, violation of child custody order, etc.
  • Any crime involving a weapon.

To report any of the above listed crimes, please call (609) 448-1234.

You CAN use this on-line form to report the following:

Incident Type Definition Examples
Harassing Phone Call Unwanted phone calls of an annoying, harassing or threatening nature. Immediate hang-ups, obscene language, etc. with no known suspects.
Identity Theft/Fraud Obtaining someone else’s personal identifying information and using it to obtain credit, goods or services. Someone obtains a credit card using your S.S.N. or obtains phone service using your personal information.
Lost Property When property is missing or lost. Property that is missing, leaving items in restaurant, or missing from home.
Theft Your property is taken without your permission. Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. Lost property is not a theft.
Theft from Vehicle Property is stolen from a motor vehicle. Stolen equipment or belongings from a vehicle.
Vandalism The act of changing, modifying or defacing public or private property. Graffiti, knocking over mail box, throwing rock through windows, etc.
Vandalism of a Vehicle The act of changing, modifying or defacing a motor vehicle. Graffiti, keying, throwing rocks through windows, denting on purpose or with an object etc.

Incidents submitted via this form are reviewed to ensure that an offense has been committed prior to a report being completed. If it is determined that an offense has not been committed, no report will be completed. If it is determined that an offense occurred, the associated report will generally be available in 3-5 business days. Contact records at 609-448-1234 for copies of reports.

Incidents submitted on-line are reviewed to insure that a crime has been committed before a report number is assigned. If it is determined that a crime has not been committed, a report number will not be assigned.

Filing a false police report is a crime. Any person who gives or causes to be given false information to any law enforcement officer, with respect to the commission of any crime or incident, is guilty of a fourth degree crime under the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice (2C:28-4). Fourth degree crimes are punishable by a fine of not more than $ 1,000.00, or by imprisonment for not more than 18 months, or both.

To continue filing an on-line report click here.