Police: Teen resisted arrest during traffic stop

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
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SUGAR NOTCH — A Hanover Township teen who reportedly told borough police “he was in a hurry” never made it to his destination.

Police had Tyeem Henderson’s Ford Explorer towed when they learned the vehicle was not insured and the license plate belonged to a Pontiac, according to court records.

According to a criminal complaint:

Henderson, 18, of Stanton Street, was stopped after he failed to obey a stop sign at New Commerce Boulevard and Hanover Street at about 10:11 p.m. Thursday.

An officer approached the driver’s-side door and noticed Henderson was irate, saying “he was in a hurry.”

Police allege the license plate on Henderson’s Ford was registered to a Pontiac in Hanover Township, had no insurance and displayed a New York inspection sticker.

When Henderson was told the Ford was going to be towed, the teen approached the officer in an aggressive manner.

Henderson continued to scream and displayed combative behavior toward the officer. He continued his behavior when he was advised the cost of the tow.

He refused to leave the area and swung his arms as he approached the officer.

The officer advised Henderson he was under arrest and started to jerk his arms in an attempt to disrupt the officer from placing handcuffs on his wrists.

When Henderson arrived at the police department, he told the officer, “The lights are off, I ain’t goin’ in.”

Henderson was arraigned Friday by District Judge Thomas Malloy in Wilkes-Barre on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and six vehicle and traffic citations. He was released on $2,500 unsecured bail.

Court records say Ashley police charged Henderson with marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession and several vehicle citations after a traffic stop May 8.

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By Ed Lewis

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