According to Rumson Police Chief Richard Tobias, Lt. Scott Paterson was on patrol shortly before 10 pm Saturday night when located girls in the area of Rumson Road and Bellevue Ave. Upon further investigation, the report said, it was determined that one of the female juveniles was extremely intoxicated. The girl was taken into custody, charged with a juvenile complaint of disorderly conduct and eventually released to her parents.
Further investigation of the area revealed a large party at 60 Bellevue Ave. where police say underage kids were drinking alcohol. Rumson Police requested assistance from Fair Haven Police and approximately 40 local juveniles were taken into custody and released to their parent’s with future complaints pending. The homeowner’s were charged with maintaining a nuisance, a disorderly person’s offense. The matter is set to be heard at Rumson Municipal Court on May 9.
It was not clear from the report if parents provided the alchohol or if they knew teens were drinking.