Local Teen Arraigned for Assaulting Cops
A local teen was arraigned on charges he assaulted police at the scene of an underage drinking party on Pleasant Street Friday night.
A local teen with two pending court cases stemming from arrests in town earlier this year was arraigned Tuesday on charges he assaulted police officers who broke up an underage drinking party on Pleasant Street Friday evening.
Bradley Conrad, 18, of 53 Cloutmans Lane, Marblehead, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Lynn District Court to charges of being a minor in possession of alcohol, threatening to commit a crime, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.
At 7 p.m., officer Chuck Sinclair and officer Jason McDonald responded to 148 Pleasant St. after receiving a report of a loud outdoor party and discovered a group of teens sitting around in the backyard, some of whom had beers, according to court documents.
In addition to Conrad, five teens, including Stefan A. Hays-Novak, 18, of 47 Broughton Road; Sam Mastronardi, 17, of 128 Pleasant St.; a 16-year-old and two 14-year-olds were reportedly placed under arrest for being minors in possession of alcohol.
An undisclosed amount of marijuana and more than a dozen beers were reportedly discovered at the scene and were confiscated by police.
When officers attempted to arrest Conrad, he reportedly tried to escape toward Pleasant Street before taking off his shirt, shouting profanities, threatening to kill officers and himself and pacing around the backyard with closed fists, according to court documents.
Conrad was reportedly shown a can of pepper spray before being wrestled to the ground by officers and placed under arrest. He suffered a minor injury while officers were carrying him down a set of steps toward Pleasant Street, according to a police report.
On the way back to the station, Conrad reportedly slammed his head "tens of times" on the shield in front of him, threatened to kick out the cruiser's windows and said he was going to "vomit all over" the backseat, according to court documents.
During the booking process, Conrad reportedly threatened to fight officers and had to be placed in a cell to "calm down."
Conrad was reportedly taken to Salem Hospital because he continually made suicidal comments during his time at the station.
He was arrested in March for alllegedly threatening to bring a knife to school and kill another student and in May for his role in an alleged attempted robbery near Cafe Vesuvius.
Though the prosecution argued that Conrad's right to bail should be revoked because he has two pending cases, a judge denied the request and ordered him released on $1,000 cash bail.
Conrad was released on the condition that he stay away from the center of Marblehead except for when he is attending school. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 16 for a pretrial hearing.