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Police: NYC Man Fled Traffic Stop, Resisted Arrest

September 24, 2018

Police: NYC Man Fled Traffic Stop, Resisted Arrest

HANOVER TWP. — A New York City man carrying illegal drugs ran off from a traffic stop and resisted arrest when officers tried to take him into custody Friday night, according to police. Isiah Serrano, 22, was a passenger in a vehicle that police pulled over in the 1000 block of South Main Street at about 9:20 p.m. Friday, according to Hanover Twp. police. Serrano attempted to flee on foot, according to police. Officers stopped Serrano, but he resisted arrest and was only taken into custody following a struggle, police said. Officers found Serrano to be in possession of about 29 grams of suspected cocaine and a small amount of marijuana, according to police. A records check revealed that Serrano was wanted by the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court for a previous resisting arrest charge, police said. Serrano was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned Saturday and sent to Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 3 before Magisterial District Judge Joseph Halesey. — ERIC MARK

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