Wanaque Man Arrested For Groping At RPFD Wetdown

On August 6, 2011 at 5:17 p.m., Patrolman Joshua Medrano responded to the area of the Roselle Park High School on a report of a male acting inappropriately during the Wetdown event. Upon arrival, Patrolman Medrano observed a correctional officer who is also a Roselle Park volunteer firefighter detaining an intoxicated male identified as Scott Parno, age 45 of Wanaque.,a volunteer fireman from north Jersey.

The Roselle Park volunteer fireman stated that he observed Mr. Parno grope an 21-year-old female on her chest. He then stopped Mr. Parno and began to escort him out of the crowded area and held him for police.

According to several other witnesses, Mr. Parno groped the female on her chest while they were standing in a crowd of people who were socializing. All witnesses positively identified Scott Parno as the man who groped the female.

Mr. Parno was placed under arrest and charged with 2C: 14-3(b) (criminal sexual contact) – a crime of the 4th degree. Mr. Parno was released on $1,000 bail pending a Superior Court hearing on August 22, 2011.