The Susanville Police Department today released details of a call that lead to the arrest of two men at a residence in the 200 block of South Gay Street.
According to the department on May 16th, at around 11:20p.m., officers were dispatched to a loud party call and when officers arrived they observed multiple individuals in the back yard.
As the officers attempted to contact the individuals, the subjects went into the residence and refused to speak with the police.
After a short time, officers were able to contact a few subjects who exited the residence into the front yard. One of the subjects, identified as 24 year-old Janesville resident Jordan Patrick Drury, was asked to leave the residence because of the noise complaint and the fact that he was not the resident.
Drury allegedly refused to comply and a verbal exchange ensued with the officers on scene. “As officers were attempting to place Drury under arrest,” the report says, “he resisted.”
This resulted in a physical altercation and Drury was ultimately arrested for resisting an officer. During the altercation, officers deployed their department issued Taser to effect the arrest.
While officers were struggling with Drury in front of the residence, a large group of people exited the house and began interfering with the arrest. This caused the two officers, who the reports says were concerned for their safety, to call for additional assistance. Additional personnel from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office responded and assisted with the crowd.
A second subject, identified as 21 year-old Susanville resident Manuel Raul Faustino was also arrested. He was arrested for interfering with the officers while they were attempting to arrest Drury.
According to Chief of Police Tom Downing, Drury was booked into the Lassen County Adult Detention Facility on the felony charge of resisting an officer and was held on $7,000 bail. Faustino was booked as well, and later released on a notice to appear for a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer.
The case will be sent to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office for review.