A local teen arrested earlier this month for possessing approximately five ounces of marijuana and 33 unmarked white pill capsules was arraigned in court Wednesday afternoon for allegedly assaulting a local police officer on Pleasant Street Tuesday night.
Stefan Hays-Nowak, 18, of 174 Pleasant St., Marblehead, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lynn District Court to charges of assault and battery on a police officer, being a minor in possession of alcohol, subsequent offense, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police received a report that a group of teens were being loud and drinking in the backyard of 174 Pleasant St. The house, according to the report, is known to police because of "numerous complaints and previous police involvement for the same issue."
When officers arrived, they reportedly found Hays-Nowak and four other teens "sitting around a backyard table with open alcohol containers in front of them, and dozens of empty containers all over the yard," according to court documents.
In addition to an open 18-pack of beer, police recovered from the scene a prescription bottle filled with marijuana, a marijuana grinder with marijuana inside, four glass pipes and a fake ID.
Also arrested Tuesday were Douglas M. Broughton, 18, of 9 Cleveland Road, Marblehead, for being a minor in possession of alcohol and having a fake ID; Christian Oliver Lalonde, 17, of 201 Ocean Ave., Marblehead, for being a minor in possession of alcohol; Nathaniel Mattson, 19, of 25 Pearl St., Marblehead, for being a minor in possession of alcohol; and Erica M. Moulaison, 18, of 18 Maple St., Marblehead, for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
After being placed under arrest, Hays-Nowak reportedly became belligerent, uncooperative and hip-checked a local police officer, according to court documents. He was reportedly uncooperative during the booking process.
Judge Ellen Flatley set Hays-Nowak's bail at $1,000 cash and ordered that he return to court on Oct. 19 for a pretrial hearing.
Hays-Nowak hadn't posted bail by the close of court Wednesday afternoon.