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Rumson Police: Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Contact in Alleged 2022 Groping Incident

After the arrest of an Ocean County who allegedly groped a bartender at an unnamed Rumson restaurant last year, Rumson police have investigated, lodged criminal charges and turned the case over to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, police said.

An investigation into the alleged incident, led by Rumson Police Sgt. Daniel Campanella, “determined that the man groped a female bartender while she worked at a local restaurant on East River Road in October of 2022,” a released statement from police said.

The accused, Daniel E. Boswell Jr., 52, of Long Beach Township, Ocean County, has been charged with criminal sexual contact, a fourth-degree crime, via a complaint summons.

“That is all the information we have at this time since the case is now with the Prosecutor’s Office,” Sgt. Christopher Isherwood said in an email.

Rumson Police Set Record Straight on Christmas Day Attempted Auto Theft

The following press release from Rumson police was issued in response to an inaccurate social media post and resulting comments concerning an attempted auto theft at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2022 in the area of Sailers Way, Rumson.

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Scene Around: Rumson Police Chief Reigns as Top Plunge Donor

Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson at Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside 2022
Photo/Rumson PD

Hail to the chief! He’s taken the plunge and triumphed again.

Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson dove into the icy ocean waters of Seaside on Saturday and emerged the plunge’s top donor once again to benefit his cause — Special Olympics New Jersey.

“Chief Paterson would like to thank all of the generous donors, along with friends and supporters, who reached out to wish (him) Scott well with yesterday’s Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge,” a Sunday post on the Rumson Police Department Facebook page said. “It was down to the wire, but we’re happy to report that Scott was able to regain his #1 spot as highest individual fundraiser for another year. He could not have done it without the support of all you!”

The chief solely ended up with a total of $41,337 raised for his cause. He plunged with the Little Silver Crocs team once again. The largest of the final hour donations was from Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade at $1,005. So, in the end, Paterson ended up top donor for what may have been his final plunge.

As a whole, the 2022 Plunge at Seaside garnered $1,935,180, surpassing its goal. The goal was $1.8 million.

Congrats, Chief!

Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson at a previous Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside
Photo/Rumson PD