GLASSBORO — Two men who yelled obscenities at a police officer while he was issuing a summons, then knocked over a trash can were arrested early Friday.
Ptl. Rick Moan, on bike patrol, was issuing a summons for an open container of alcohol in the area of 30 Carpenter St. at 12:43 a.m. Friday, when two men started yelling obscenities at him, police said. The two men knocked a trash can into the street, but when Moan approached them, they fled on foot into a wooded area, said police.
Police caught Brian Bollendorf, 20, of Sewell, was caught several blocks away on North Delsea Drive, police said. He was taken to police headquarters, where he later provided the name of the second man, Harry Mecouch, 20, of Sewell, Bollendorf said Mecouch was at a residence on Franklin Road, police said.
When officers attempted to arrest Mecouch, he allegedly resisted arrest, trying to pull away from the officers, said police. Once under arrest, Mecouch allegedly threatened the officers and continued to attempt to pill away until he was placed into a patrol car, police said.
Mecouch was charged with disorderly conduct, obstruction and two counts of resisting arrest and was lodged in the Salem County Jail in default of $2,500 bail, said police.
Bollendorf was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction, disorderly conduct and underage consumption of alcohol. He was served with complaint summonses and released, pending court.