Loud music and a poor choice of sparring partners landed one Woonsocket man in jail for obstructing an officer, resisting arrest and assault, along with a noise and underaged possession of alcohol Aug. 11.
At about 1:45 a.m., Officers Patrick McGourty and Gabriel Koneczny were called to 604 Providence St. for a series of three calls for complaints of excessive noise.
McGourty pulled up with his cruiser's windows open about 300 feet away from the home, and could hear the loud music. He also noted the front door was wide open, according to his report.
McGourty entered the apartment and spoke with several people, eventually finding the tenant, Dillin Degnan, 18, who asked for the officer's warrant. McGourty said the officers had cause and a right to be in the apartment to respond to the call, and asked to give his name and move out of McGourty's way so he could come further into the apartment.
Degnan said "I don't have to tell you that," according to the report, and followed that statement up by pushing McGourty in the chest with both hands as he attempted to continue into the apartment. A struggle ensued, followed by Degnan's arrest.
Degnan was transported to Woonsocket Police Headquarters.