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VIDEO: Man taken into custody Thursday by New Hope police for disorderly conduct

A man was arrested on the Stockton Avenue Bridge in New Hope at 4:55 p.m. Thursday for disorderly conduct, after creating a disturbance on W. Ferry St.

Officers could be heard attempting to communicate with the man at 4:50 p.m. who, moments later, could be heard raising his voice. A second police unit arrived, as did Chief Mike Cummings, who supervised the scene.

The citizen, a white male, 30-40 years of age, continued to loudly demand the justification for his detention, shouting “Why am I being arrested?” repeatedly as Corporal Matt Zimmerman applied handcuffs.

The commotion continued a bit longer as the man was maneuvered by Officer Candice Tremblay and Zimmerman into the vehicle while demanding that his belongings, including what appeared to be a backpack and another parcel, be properly retained.

Police later said their investigation revealed that no criminal act occurred, and the man was released after calming down.

(Updated 11:30 p.m. to include police commentary)

(Updated 11:30 p.m. Sept. 18 to reflect new information)

In other New Hope Police news, the following report was issued by the department earlier Thursday:

August 11, 2015 –  At 11:48 a.m., an employee of a West Bridge Street business reported to police that someone had broken several windows in a piece of equipment stored on the property.

August 16, 2015 –  At 7:46 p.m., a Livingston, N.J., man reported to police that he had mistakenly left a shopping bag containing clothing valued at approximately $200 the prior day at an East Bridge Street establishment, and the bag had been stolen when he returned to retrieve it.

August 18, 2015 –  At 8:26 a.m., an employee of a North Main Street business reported to police that someone had ransacked a boat belonging to the business and had stolen a flotation device valued at $100 sometime overnight.

August 23, 2015 –  At 9:49 p.m., police cited Robert Girard, 40, of Los Angeles, for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, after he created a disturbance at a South Main Street establishment.

August 27, 2015 –  Police charged Neil Vesce, 44, of no fixed abode, with theft and receiving stolen property, after he allegedly removed money from a tip jar at an East Bridge Street establishment on August 12, 2015.

(Information is provided by law enforcement officials, and is assumed accurate. All suspects and arrested persons are presumed not guilty unless proven guilty in a Court of Law or until such rights are waived by the accused.)

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Charlie Sahner

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1 Comment

  • Good job Officer on that arrest. And if the moron who is arrested reads this, you watch too much TV. Miranda rights are for interview and interrogation purposes. That means that if you are being arrested for a situation in which the officer views the violation and he doesn’t need to ask you about the crime then he doesn’t have to advise you of your Miranda rights. If I were the officer, I’d use this video to show to the court your disorderly behavior. Read the statute friend, simply making unreasonable noise in a residential area constitutes disorderly conduct. Here’s an idea moron obey the law and stop being disruptive.

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