Cops: Mendham Borough Man Attacks Twp. Officers
The following was provided by the Mendham Township Police and does not indicate a conviction.
A 22-year-old Mendham Borough resident was arrested after an altercation with police, Mendham Township Police said.
According to police, officers responded to a disturbance report on Harmony Lane just after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 24.
Sgt. Ross Johnson and Patrolman Joseph Wilce responded and located the disturbance to the rear yard of one of the properties, police said.
According to police, the officers tried speaking to Kevin Hynes, who became belligerent and showed signs of intoxication.
Hynes was arrested for disorderly conduct, and while the officers were attempting to handcuff Hynes, he resisted and attempted to kick the officers as they placed him the patrol car, police said.
According to police, Hynes made contact with Officer Wilce’s leg twice when kicking.
While being processed, Hynes continued to act aggressively and made verbal threats to the officers present and told them he would harm their faimilies, police said.
Hynes, who had cut his lip prior to the police officers being responding to Harmony Lane, also tried to spit saliva and blood at the officers, police said.
Hynes was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, aggravated assault and terroristic threats and released with a court date, police said. None of the officers were injured during this interaction.