Local Teen Arrested for Assaulting Officer

A local teen was ordered held on $1,000 cash bail Wednesday following his arraignment in Lynn District Court.

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.

gumshoe September 28, 2012 at 03:56 AM
The Marblehead Police just don't know how to handle kids
Jackson September 28, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Assault on a police officer, they would not think twice about assaulting you, drugs alcohol abuse and weapons. You handle this by putting them in jail.
Adam September 30, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Don't know how to handle kids who are arrested every couple of weeks? I think the Marblehead police do a fine job. This kid just has issues and it sounds like the parents aren't around. I'm with Jackson. Keep him in jail until his many court dates come up.
Amber October 02, 2012 at 12:11 AM
All of you don't know the kid at all so who are you to judge. And ontop of that the cops are crooked people who steel from the kids they arrest, drink on the job harass teens.
Kevin October 02, 2012 at 01:20 PM
What more do we need to know? Minors cought red-handed with alcohol and drugs. Call me quick to jump to conclusions, but this kid has serious issues.
Christina Hinote October 18, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Not all cops are crooked. I've stated this before on here. There are those who do take the power to their heads and abuse the title they've earned, yet many of our officers still love up to their titles. The Marblehead Police Department does what they can to the best of their ability and despite a lot of the torment and bullying I received growing up there as a result of this, I'm never ashamed to admit that that my brother is one of the men not only keeping the town you all live in a safe community,, he also served to protect of country. I am twenty years old and its unfortunate that many others my age are still stuck enter teenage rebellion phase and display such a lack of disrespect. drugs and alcohol are not the only main problems in Marblehead, bullying is right I'll there as well. Judging by the comments I so often read on here, many parents and other local adults are proving to unfortunately be participants in the bullying and torment kids are being subjected to. I love the town, but I hate the negativity and the lack of action taken to change it....
Christina Hinote October 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I apologize for the numerous typos. My phone uses Swype and changes words up on me, but I believe my point remains clear.


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