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Monaghan Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday

Ex-Hills football player charged with disorderly conduct after police said he interfered with an officer investigating a noise complaint at a party in July.

A hearing for a former Wayne Hills football player charged with disorderly conduct is scheduled to be held in Wayne municipal court Tuesday.

Andrew Monaghan was charged with disorderly conduct after he reportedly interfered with a police officer that was investigating a noise complaint at a party in July.

The officer was trying to interview an individual at the residence when Monaghan allegedly encouraged the person not to give the officer his name and urged him to shut the door on the officer.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Monaghan was scheduled to appear in court last month, but the hearing was postponed until Tuesday.

Monaghan is one of the nine Hills football players charged with two counts of aggravated assault stemming from an incident at a party last October. He was the only adult at the time the charges were filed in November.

If convicted of the disorderly conduct charge, Monaghan may also have to go to trial on the aggravated assault charges. He was accepted into a pretrial intervention program in February.

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Nose Wayne October 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM
Joe,does that mean that ALL police MUST be a "Certified Noise Control " officer ? Can't wait to see the outcome of this one. Guess ALL police officers will have to carry a "Sound Level Meter" in all the patrol cars. Can't wait to see the "Bond Ordinance" on that one when it comes up.As for his comments, he was way out of line for not answering the policemens questions as to what was going on. That's their "JOB", not "Overstepping their boundries".
Joe videodummy October 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM
No. In fact none of our policemen need to be certified for noise control, but some probably are. We have an excellent police force, dedicated to points beyond what some residents deserve. They ( the police ) were nice enough to kindly knock on the door of the 'noise source'- they didn't have to. They could have called in a certified unit-there own or ( county or state ) that could have gauged the level of noise properly, and if the ordinance was violated, stuck a summons in the parties mailbox. The fine for breaking the ordinance is $3,000.00 and a summons can be re issued every 12 hours until the noise level is reduced to normal. The police aren't required to notify the resident that tests are being preformed, all they need to do is follow up the summons by sending a copy 'certified' through the U.S. mail. Noise level meters are small, not that expensive, but must be calibrated every month for accuracy. I use one in and around EWR from time to time. Let's face it, only an idiot has a confrontation with a policemen. Then there are those, the 'activists' who create problems to challenge them. Noise level "decible" meter's are commonly used at sports stadiums, concert arenas, airports, many indoor auditoriums, large construction projects, quarry's etc. Tripod models appear at all blasting sites. They had one on T.V. the other nite from the NY/Bal. playoff game. Still, not executing proper law doesn't give police a reason to break other laws.
unrealthistown October 11, 2012 at 01:26 PM
You Sir are 100% correct
unrealthistown October 11, 2012 at 01:30 PM
lawyer needs to subpoena the person who made the original complaint.

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