Blotter: 4 Officers Respond to Intoxicated Man Resisting Arrest

The following information was provided by the Newtown Township Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.

NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Oct. 1 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Newtown police responded to the 500 block of Dogwood Place for a report of a disorderly man pounding on the caller's window. Marple police was also requested to respond to the scene.

According to the report, Marple police officers arrived to the scene and made contact with the intoxicated man, Jeffrey Boone, 59, of Newtown Square on Dogwood Place. While an officer was attempting to speak to Boone, according to the report, Boone leaned into one of the officers, making physical contact with the officer's chest, read his police badge and cursed at the officer to get out of his face.

Both officers attempted to handcuff Boone, who was resisting arrest, according to the report. According to the report, police detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Boone.

Newtown police then arrived on scene and observed the two Marple officers wrestling with Boone on the ground, who were attempting to handcuff Boone, according to the report.

In addition, another Newtown police officer also responded to the scene to assist in the arrest of Boone. The four officers were able to handcuff Boone, who was still resisting police orders to place his hands behind his back, according to the report.

One officer spoke to the caller who reported the incident, in which she stated that she and her friend arrived were delivering food to home on Dogwood Place and had parked her vehicle in the cul de sac.

While the caller and her friend were in the vehicle, they were approached by Boone who was yelling at them to turn off their headlights because they were shining into his bedroom, according to the report.

Boone then approached close enough to the vehicle in which he then started hitting the driver's side window and attempted to open the driver's side door, while screaming a racial slur and telling the them to get out of there, according to the report.

Newtown police were able to record a blood alcohol content of 0.116 percent on Boone back at the police station, according to the report. Boone faces four felony charges of aggravated assault, four counts of simple assault, four counts of resisting arrest, public drunkeness, and disorderly physical conduct (physical offense).

A preliminary arraignment for Boone was held before Magisterial District Judge David Lang on Oct. 2. Bail was set for $50,000 with a 10 percent cash option. Boone was able to post bail on Oct. 2. A preliminary hearing was continued from Oct. 11 to Oct. 25 before Magisterial District Judge Leon Hunter.

Richard Criddler October 15, 2012 at 06:49 PM
NOTHING ABOUT THIS ADDS UP... 1 0.116? thats not intoxicated enough to act like they are portraying him #2 that area is very secluded there is a very good chance the 'girls' in the car were casing the house for some reason, he was on his own property... wait until more comes out on this.
Concerned Citizen October 15, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Richard, you need to get a clue. Why would they call the police themselves if they were '"casing" the house?
Citizen Kane October 16, 2012 at 06:16 PM
We maybe newtown square should stop building ELDER CARE HOMES in residential neighborhoods that have employees coming and going all hours of the day, these places did not exist when the homeowners moved into their houses originally and now they are forced to deal with this unwanted traffic in their neighborhood. This was a very secluded street and now suddenly people are all over the place. Should the residents of 30+ years be forced to move?


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