On Sunday, August 5, 2018, at approximately 12:08 a.m. the Newark Police responded to Klondike Kates for a report that a patron was refusing to leave after being asked to by management, as he was trying to start fights, according to Sgt. Gerald Byrda.
Byrda said responding Officers made contact with 24-year-old Nicholas Mancini of Middletown. Mancini was asked numerous times by officers to voluntarily leave the business, which he refused to do.
After several unsuccessful attempts to persuade him to leave he was placed under arrest. As an officer went to place Mancini in handcuffs, he resisted and began to fight with the officer, according to Byrda.
Mancini wrapped his arms around the officer trying to immobilize him, and both went to the ground, said Byrda. The officer was able to subsequently free himself. A second officer at the scene held the subject in place until additional officers arrived.
Mancini was placed in handcuffs and transported to Newark Police Headquarters for arrest processing. During the arrest and transport, an officer’s watch was broken due to Mancini’s continued violent behavior, said Byrda. Mancini was charged with Resisting Arrest with Violence (Felony), Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass and Criminal Mischief under $1,000.
Mancini was arraigned through Justice of the Peace Court #11 and later released on $1,500 unsecured bond.