A disorderly Klondike Kate’s patron fought with police while being kicked out of the Main Street bar over the weekend, authorities said.
Sgt. Gerald Bryda, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department, said management asked Nicholas Mancini, 24, of Middletown to leave the bar after he tried to start fights at around 12:08 a.m. Sunday.
After Mancini refused to leave, management called police.
“Mancini was asked numerous times by officers to voluntarily leave the business, which he refused to do. After several additional attempts to persuade him to leave were unsuccessful, he was placed under arrest,” Bryda said.
Mancini allegedly resisted being handcuffed and began to fight with the officer by wrapping his arms around the officer to immobilize him.
The officer freed himself, and a second officer at the scene assisted in holding Mancini in place until backup arrived.
“During the arrest and transport, an officer’s watch was broken due to Mancini’s continued violent behavior,” Bryda said.
Mancini was charged with resisting arrest with violence, a felony, as well as disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and criminal mischief under $100. He was released on $1,500 unsecured bond.