Thursday, January 17, 2013
Incident allegedly occurred at a Rumson home in wake of hurricane
After a two-and-a half month investigation, post-Hurricane Sandy until now, five Rumson and Fair Haven teens have been arrested on burglary charges stemming from the alleged looting of a Rumson home in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The alleged singular incident at a Buena Vista Avenue home, that occurred in the night time sometime between Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, is what ignited an unfounded borough-wide rumor of mass looting, when this was the only incident, Rumson Police Chief Scott Paterson said. "People heard about this one incident and word spread like wildfire that there was looting going on all throughout the borough after Sandy," Paterson said. "That wasn't the case at all. It was just this one, singular incident, which we had been …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Local K-9 units called to the scene for a search after the suspect fled into nearby woods.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Rumson police assisted Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury officers in a hunt for an alleged burglar on Grant Place in Little Silver Sunday when a neighbor called to report seeing a man break a window and enter an unoccupied home there. According to Little Silver Chief Daniel Shaffery, patrol units were dispatched at 11:50 a.m. on June 17 to investigate a report that a burglary was in progress. A neighbor reported that a black male wearing jeans, a gray sweatshirt and carrying a backpack had broken the window of a side door five to 10 minutes earlier and entered the house. The suspect fled into a "heavily wooded area" nearby after being confronted, said Shaffery. A perimeter was established, he added, and police K-9 units from Long …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Find out what's happening in the Rumson-Fair Haven area this week
Good post-Memorial Day morning Rumson and Fair Haven! It’s a scorching great day to spend some time by or in the river while Patch gets the goods on all the area news and intrigue … Well, some of the news we plan to report on this week could be considered pretty intriguing. • Yesterday both towns hosted great community Memorial Day ceremonies and parades. It was a bit hot; but, otherwise, a great day for marching and memorializing. We have posted a photo gallery of some of the sights. If you have anything to add, please do so by either uploading your photos directly to the site or emailing me at email@example.com. And, no, it’s not too late — never too late for a glimpse into the community coming together. • If you’ve been wondering…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Have you seen any strangers approach children? Rumson police are taking precautions after incidents in Eatontown and Long Branch.
Rumson's Superintendent of Schools Maryrose Caulfield-Sloan sent a letter to parents today alerting them to an increased police presence around schools following incidents in Long Branch and Eatontown where children were allegedly approached by a man in a car. You can read more about the incidents here. This is a copy of the letter from the superintendent sent to Patch by a parent: The Rumson Police Department has notified us about two incidents that have occurred in neighboring towns: Eatontown and West Long Branch. Specifically, there have been two occurrences involving a white male in a black car who has approached children in a suspicious manner. In order to provide additional security, the Rumson Police Department will be vigilant …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The mayor said the borough fended well during the storm thanks to hard work from many of Rumson's dedicated employees.
The Rumson Borough Council congratulated the local department heads for a job well done during Hurricane Irene at their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 13. “All and all, except for probably the third highest flooding we’ve had, Hurricane Don being number one and the storm of ’91 probably number 2, we didn’t suffer any major damage and over all we came through well,” said Mayor John Ekdahl. “We came through well because of the hard work of all of our departments.” Ekdahl said that the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Department of Public Works (DPW), Police Department, Fire Deparment and borough officials all worked together efficiently during the storm which helped the borough and its residents fend well during the storm. Jim …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Crabbers set out to fill their nets with as many blue claw crabs as they could on Saturday night in the Rumson PBA 5th annual crabbing tounament to benefit Ducks Unlimited.
The Rumson PBA held their 5th annual crabbing tournament on Saturday night to benefit ‘Ducks Unlimited.’ The event was organized by Lt Scott Paterson of the Rumson police who said that the approximate $3,500 raised would be donated directly to the organization. Ducks Unlimited is a tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and management of wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. The crabbing tournament saw 18 boats and kayaks leave the boat launch behind Rumson’s Borough Hall and head out into the Navesink River. Each boat donated $65 to participate in the tournament. The competition ran for 3 hours with crabs being counted back at the EMS building where the evening was …