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New York City Woman Charged with Making Terroristic Threats in Branchburg


Somerset County officials announced the arrest of Quanajah Pinnock, 27, Jamaica, New York, for leaving threatening telephonic voice messages.  

Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald stated that on June 21, at approximately 12:15 p.m.,  Branchburg Township Police responded to a township business for a report of threats that had been received by an employee. 

According to Prosecutor McDonald, upon the arrival of the investigating officer, he met with the victim, who stated that a former co-worker from a past employer has been sending life-threatening text messages and telephonic voice messages. 

The life-threatening messages were directed at the victim and her current place of employment. As a result of this investigation, authorities charged Pinnock with Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarm.  

Pinnock was placed into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), alerting authorities nationwide to a criminal warrant for her arrest. 

Prosecutor McDonald stated that on Thursday, July 28, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the United States Marshalls Office New York, arrested defendant Quanajah Pinnock at her residence in Jamaica, New York, without incident in reference to these threats. 

Prosecutor McDonald stated that defendant Pinnock is formally charged with Terroristic Threats and False Public Alarm. 

Defendant Pinnock was lodged in the Rikers Island Correctional Facility, New York, pending an extradition hearing to New Jersey.

Somerset County officials request anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Branchburg Township Police Department at (908) 526-3830. 

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers' Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). 

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.