Berlin Borough police have reported a second assault on an officer in less than a week. The suspect has been arrested for aggravated assault on a police officer and is being held in the county jail.
Early morning on Sunday, Berlin Borough police responded to a report of a man and woman arguing at the Wawa along White Horse Pike.
NJ.com reported that when police began questioning suspect Melvin Nisbett and the woman at the scene, Nisbett became aggressive towards the officers and refused to cooperate. When officers attempted to get information on the dispute or even his name, Nisbett refused to help in any way.
His actions forced police to arrest him for disorderly conduct. Nisbett was placed inside a police patrol car and allegedly attempted to break the windows with his head. When officers attempted to stop him from breaking the glass, he allegedly attempted to hit the officers with his head.
To calm Nisbett down, officers sprayed him with pepper spray. Officers drove him to police headquarters and charged him with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief. However, when they released him and told him he was free to leave, he refused to go.
“He began to argue with the officers and state that he was not leaving. As the officers attempted to escort the male out of the processing area, he slapped the officer in the face,” Berlin Borough police said.
Officers placed Nisbett back into custody and charged him with aggravated assault on a police officer. He transported to the Camden County Jail in lieu of $2,000 bail.
In another incident on January 27, NJ.com reported that a shoplifting suspect, who successfully fled from a Rite Aid store, allegedly assaulted a police officer when authorities attempted to serve him an arrest warrant in nearby Winslow Township.
Although Akilah Moseley was able to successfully escape the crime scene, police were able to identify him after reviewing surveillance video.
According to NJ.com, an arrest warrant was prepared and Berlin Borough police, with the assistance of Winslow Police Department officers, attempted to serve it at Moseley’s residence.
“In doing so, the suspect resisted and fought with the officers, causing one officer to receive minor lacerations on his hands,” Berlin Borough police said.
Moseley was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest, along with the charge of aggravated assault on a police officer. He was sent to the Camden County Jail in lieu of $5,750 bail.