Category Archives: Rumson Police and Fire Files

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Rumson Police Report: Assault, DWI, Defiant Trespass, Marijuana

The following February arrests were reported by Rumson police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

• Richard Mancini, 46, of Long Branch, was arrested on Feb. 24 and charged with simple assault by Special Officer Donald Morse.

• Brian Kirk, 53, of Red Bank, was arrested on Feb. 22 and charged with defiant trespass and criminal mischief by Patrolman Michael Berger.   

• Megan Walpole, 20, of Atlantic Highlands, was arrested on Feb. 7 and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana by Patrolman Grace Maggiulli.

• Matthew Wojtusiak, 33, of Brooklyn, was arrested in the area of 125 Ridge Road on Feb. 5 and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) by Patrolman Michael Berger.

• Kourtney Maloney, 26, of Middletown, was arrested on Feb. 2 and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman Grace Maggiulli.

Contempt of Court

• Donna Susser, 54, of Rumson, was arrested on Feb. 2 on a contempt of court (COC) warrant by Patrolman Bryan Dougherty .  

• Rafal Leszczynski, 38, of Bloomfield, was arrested on Feb. 7 on a contempt of court (COC) warrant by Patrolman Grace Maggiulli.

• Hiram Polanco, 20, of Keansburg, was arrested on Feb. 10 on a contempt of court (COC) warrant by Special Officer Donald Morse.

• Michael Slapp, 30, of Fort Montgomery NY, was arrested on Feb. 8 on a contempt of court (COC) warrant by Special Officer Donald Morse.  

 

 

Rumson Police Chief to Plunge for Special Olympics

Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson is taking the plunge again — The Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights.

And, once again, the chief’s dip into icy waters is all for the sake of  a good cause  — Special Olympics New Jersey.

No, it’s not Paterson’s first plunge. But, it was a first for his $15,000 fundraising goal.

And, with only a few days left, Paterson has surpassed his goal. As of today, he has raised $15,340 from 68 donors.

He is grateful; and there is still time to donate, as funds will be accepted until the day of the plunge.

“I want to thank each and everyone of you that helped me reach my goal of $15,000.00,” Chief Paterson said yesterday in a message on his fundraising page. “I sincerely appreciate your kindness and generosity and I promise to represent well …”

Learn more about Special Olympics by clicking here. To donate to the chief’s plunge for the olympics, click here.

Rumson Police Report: Theft, DUI, Marijuana

The following January arrests were reported by Rumson police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

Arrests

 • Susan N. Ryerson, 62, of Oceanport, was arrested in the area of Rumson Road and Harding Lane on Jan. 28 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and other motor vehicle offenses by Patrolman Grace Maggiulli.

• John F. Sullivan Jr. was arrested on Jan. 26 and charged with third-degree theft by Detective Sgt. Christopher Isherwood and Patrolman Cody Lovgren.

Sullivan was remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold.

• Stephanie Koukounas, 27, of New York, was arrested in the area of Rumson Road and Buttonwood Lane on Jan. 26 and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana by Patrolman Michael Berger.

•  John P. Haskell, 27, of Texas, was arrested in the area of 74 Ridge Road on Jan. 21 and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and other motor vehicle offenses by Patrolman Richard Torres.

Contempt of Court

• S/O II Donald Morse arrested Brittany Maguire, 27, of Red Bank, was arrested on Jan. 21 on a contempt of court (COC) warrant by Special Officer II Donald Morse.

Maguire was released after posting $164 bail.

John P. Kennedy, 57, of Rumson, was arrested on Jan. 10 on a contempt of court (COC) warrant by Patrolman Donald Schneider.

Kennedy was released after posting $500 bail.

A Congrats and Look Back at Rumson Fire Companies’ Reorg

As with all other fire companies, New Year’s Day was reorganization day for the Rumson Fire Department and its two fire companies.

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect could not make the event this year, so, via the fire companies’ Facebook pages, we offer a congratulations and a look back at the reorganization with a list of the 2017 line officers in both Oceanic Hook and Ladder and Rumson fire companies.

Oceanic Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 …

Rumson Oceanic Hook & Ladder Fire Co. No. 1 2017 line officers
Photo/Oceanic Facebook page

Rumson Fire Department Chief Mike Trivett; Jim Anderson, lieutenant; Kevin McCarthy, captain; Bob Marass, engineer.

Rumson Fire Company …

Rumson Fire Company 2017 line officers
Photo/Rumson Fire Company Facebook page

Rumson Fire Department Assistant Chief Nick Luiten; Robert Boyer, captain; John Kirkpatrick, first lieutenant; Darren Berry, second lieutenant; Robert Eyerkuss III, second lieutenant.

Congratulations to the 2017 line officers and thank you for your service!

Rumson Police: Bomb Threat at Deane Porter Being Investigated

Rumson police issued the following press release concerning the originally reported lockdown at RFH earlier this afternoon:

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., the Deane Porter School (Rumson) received a call reporting a bomb in the confines of the school.

The facility, and neighboring Forrestdale School were evacuated by administration. Multiple police agencies responded with K-9s that swept both schools without incident. All students and personnel are safe.

The matter is currently under investigation.

Rumson Police Seek Help in ID of Driver in Dog Hit-and-Run

From Rumson police …

At approximately 8:40 am this date, RPD received a report of a smaller black Labrador retriever that had been struck by a car in the area of E. River and Ridge Road.

A few people stopped to help the injured animal who has unfortunately expired.

If anyone has any information, please contact us at 732-842-0500.

Rumson Police: Alleged Armed Robbers Nabbed

Rumson police recently arrested two young area teens, one juvenile and one 18-year-old, on charges in connection with an August armed robbery, Rumson Police Captain Jeff Nixon said in a release.

Krischan Wehnke, 18, of Middletown, and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested on Sept. 5 and 1, respectively, and charged with first-degree armed robbery following the investigation of an Aug. 23 Rumson incident led by Detective Sgt. Christopher Isherwood, the release said.

Two alleged juvenile victims at a Riverside Drive home on Aug. 23 reported to police that at approximately 12:30 a.m., Wehnke and his juvenile accomplice produced a handgun and demanded cash from them. Whenke and the juvenile, according to the victims, then fled the scene in their vehicle with an iPhone and roughly $35 in cash from the victims, police said.

The juvenile suspect was arrested on Sept. 1 and remanded to the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center.

Wehnke was arrested on Sept. 5 by Middletown police on an outstanding warrant issued on Sept. 2. He was remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, on $250,000 bail, set by Judge Joseph Quinn, JSC.