PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Patrol Officers Christopher Dottino and Jesse Hughes were patrolling the parking lot of Red Roof Inn, 855 Route 46, at 3:26 a.m. on Sunday, February 4, when they were advised by a passerby that fight was occurring on the other side of the building.
As they arrived on scene, a male identified as Stephen Laverty, 20, Morris Plains, immediately began to run away from the officers and initially failed to stop when told to do so. Mr. Laverty eventually stopped running and was detained by responding officers. While speaking to Mr. Laverty he began yelling while seated outside of the motel. He also shouted profanities at a passing pedestrian and officers.
He was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to police headquarters. He was processed and charged with disorderly conduct.
He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.
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