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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

Rumson Police Report: Theft, Drugs, DUI

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

• Anthony Goltsch, 40, of Manchester, was arrested on Oct. 13 at police headquarters and charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property by Detective Donald Schneider.

• Skylar Leventhal, 20, of Asbury Park, was arrested on Oct. 9 in the area of Lakeside Drive and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and possession of CDS paraphernalia by Patrolman Michael Berger.

Gilberto Romero Jimenez, 28, of Red Bank, was arrested on Oct. 4 in the area of Navesink Avenue and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) by Patrolman Stephanie Lehner.

Raymond Waldron, 28, of Massachusetts, was arrested on Oct. 3 in the area of Laurel Lane and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) by S/O Christopher Ibarra.

Rumson Police: Authorities Investigate Report of Knife-Wielding Woman

Rumson police this morning announced on social media, as a “Community Alert” that two private schools in the borough were put into lockdown due to a report of a knife-wielding woman.

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Rumson Police Report: Theft & Drug Possession

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

  • Anthony Goltsch, 40, of Manchester, was arrested in the area of East River Road and Washington Street on Sept. 30 and charged with multiple counts of theft Detective Donald Schneider.
  • Jack Dawson, 19, of Rumson, was arrested in the area of Brookside Drive on Sept. 13 and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and possession of drug paraphernalia by Special Officer Christopher Ibarra.

Rumson: Golden Goose Jewelers Store Owner Charged with $260K Theft

The owner of Rumson store Golden Goose Jewelers was charged today with theft after allegedly failing to return more than $260,000 worth of jewelry that was left at his store on consignment or for redesign, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced in a released statement.

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Volunteer Value: Surviving a Sunday Drive Accident

If you were one of the many who heard first aid, fire and police sirens blaring n the Rumson-Fair Haven area on Sunday afternoon, you probably also know by now that the accident that brought the brigade of emergency responders to the intersection of Ridge and Fair Haven roads left a Rumson couple literally a little flipped out and banged up, but alright and grateful.

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