Milford Man Charged with Doing ’Donuts’ with Vehicle on President Trump’s Golf Course in Bedminster
BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bedminster Township Chief of Police, Karl M. Rock announced the arrest of Richard J. McEwan, 26, of Church Road, Milford.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Tuesday, Bedminster Township Police Department received a call reporting property damage to Trump National Golf Course, Bedminster.
Upon arrival, Bedminster Police officers were advised that around 5:30 p.m., an employee of the golf course reported seeing a vehicle doing “donuts” on the 11th hole of the golf course.
The employee stated he was standing on the fairway when he heard loud music playing, turned and observed a Ford sedan occupied by one person doing “donuts” on top of the 11th hole.
A search of the area yielded a black piece of plastic labeled Ford that was left behind at the scene.
The damage to the grounds was estimated to be in excess of $10,000.00.
Officials say Sunday, September 8th approximately 3:36 p.m., Bedminster Township Police responded to Trump National Golf Course for a second report of a vehicle driving on the green of the 13th hole, doing “donuts” which caused damage estimated to be between $7,000.00 and $9,000.00.
Upon arrival of officers, a witness advised police that a blue Ford compact car with a Rutgers sticker on it was seen being driven by a younger white male.
A partial license plate of the vehicle was obtained. An investigation was conducted by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and the Bedminster Township Police Department.
As a result of the investigation, Bedminster Police officers, equipped with the partial license plate of the actor, were able to identify the vehicle in question as a 2006 Ford Focus belonging to Richard J. McEwan of Milford, New Jersey.
officials say today with the assistance of the Holland Township Police Department, defendant Richard J. McEwan was located at his residence. Defendant McEwan was taken into custody without incident and charged with 3rd degree Criminal Mischief. He was released pending a future court date.
Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor, and Chief Rock request anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Bedminster Township Police Department at (908) 234-0585 or via the STOPit app