Police: Bayonne man drinking in public arrested for disobeying, trying to fight officers


A Bayonne man was arrested for allegedly disobeying and then trying to fight police after they questioned him about drinking in public, authorities said. 

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

James M. Noonan, 58, of Bayonne, was charged with terroristic threats, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to Police Lt. Eric Amato.

Noonan was taken into custody at approximately 5:01 p.m. on Saturday in the area of 53rd Street and Avenue C. Officers responded on a report of a man attempting to break a window, officials said.

Upon their arrival, officers identified a male that matched a description provided by the caller. Noonan sat down and proceeded to consume an alcoholic beverage while shouting obscenities at the officers, police said.

Noonan was informed that he would be cited for his drinking in public, at which time Noonan made threats against the officers on scene. Noonan then proceeded to lunge at an
officer, where he was eventually grappled to the ground, authorities said.

From there, police informed Noonan he was under arrest, at which time he continued to not follow any commands given to him by the officers. Eventually, Noonan was then transported and processed without any further issues, authorities said.

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