A Bradford man was arraigned Thursday on allegations including disorderly conduct for repeatedly interrupting police during an unrelated investigation.
James R. Dixon, 32, of 59 Jefferson St., is charged with obstructing the administration of law, a second-degree misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor.
According to the criminal complaint, at 8:28 a.m. Thursday, Dixon knocked on the front door of a residence where Bradford City Police were investigating a domestic incident. An officer answered the door, and Dixon asked where the male was who lived at the residence, and said he was there to pick him up. The officer acknowledged him, and shut the door.
Less than a minute later, Dixon began knocking again, asking to see the male. An officer went out on the porch to talk to Dixon, at which point Dixon began yelling at the officer and telling him to “back up,” the complaint stated.
The officer told Dixon to leave the scene as officers were conducting an investigation. Not only did he fail to comply, but he also continued yelling and acting aggressively toward the officer. Police escorted him to the sidewalk, but he continued to defy instruction to stop screaming and leave the scene.
An officer ended up arresting Dixon when he failed to comply with commands. Dixon was arraigned before District Judge Dom Cercone and released on $10,000 percentage bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Oct. 6.