Pair Punched, Kicked Cop After Traffic Stop, Police Say

Wayne residents attempted to flee, tried to conceal $3,600 worth of marijuana, report states.

Two Wayne men were charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and resisting arrest after they attempted to flee during a traffic stop on Packanack Lake Road Tuesday night, police reported.

Beomyoung Joung and Alexandar Balarin, both 18, were riding in a vehicle with improper lights in the Packanack Lake section of town shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Ken Hart reported.

Hart smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and questioned Balarin, the driver. While speaking with Balarin outside of the vehicle, Hart reported Balarin admitted he and Joung smoked marijuana earlier that night, according to the police report.

Joung was also brought outside of the vehicle and questioned, the report states.

Hart reported finding a piece of marijuana in the vehicle and an open bag with several ziplock baggies in it, the report said.

While handcuffing Balarin, Joung lunged toward the vehicle, taking a black backpack out of the rear of the vehicle and running away, the report states.

Hart caught up with Joung and wrestled him to the ground, at which point Joung began hitting Hart, the report states.

While he was wrestling with Joung, Balarin kicked Hart in the ribs several times, grabbed the backpack, and ran down Archung Road in handcuffs, Hart reported. Joung continued to struggle and hit Hart, who sprayed Joung in the face with Pepper spray and secured him in handcuffs.

Det. Colin Tarpey caught up with Balarin on the Packanack Lake Golf Course and took him into custody, the report states.

Police found the backpack in the back yard of 16 Archung Road. The bag had a large vacuum-sealed bag with marijuana in it, Hart reported.

Balarin and Joung both admitted to owning the marijuana, which they said was bought at a party in Pompton Lakes for $3,600, Hart reported.

In addition to the assault and resisting arrest charges, the men were charged with obstruction, hindering apprehension, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.

Both individuals were unable to post bail and were transported to the Passaic County jail, police reported.

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Wayne Resident November 26, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Unlike you Nose, you never like to hear yourself talk.
Patrick November 26, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Stewey, Is an educated, reasonable man, who pays "regular" Wayne taxes. I'll let him believe that but he should research before he makes dumb comments like the average Wayne patrolman makes 120k in base is hysterical. The start is at 40k and it takes 16 years in a car, helping people who hate them, like you to get to that point. RESEARCH-PCSD resources are no better than Wayne's. last time I checked my 20k in taxes and an easy 6 or 7 goes to a county that does NOTHING for me or anyone who works for that matter. So Yes it would be genius to transfer power from a town that is actually nice to a county force that historically has failed over and over, a county that hires cops for political favor and no requires no college at all. Stewey, you so crazy, I love laughing at your posts. And way to change the story but I remember the point of the story is about two bad guys and a great job by one of the many cops in town. Great job, makes us proud here in Pines Lake. A proud law abiding community.
stewart resmer November 26, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I am fascinated that you styed up all night before you decided to post these comments all at the same time, but really? Dont lose any sleep on my account? I don't think so 5:19 am on Sunday, November 25, 2012 Nose Wayne 5:19 am on Sunday, November 25, 2012 C6 5:19 am on Sunday, November 25, 2012 Joe videodummy 5:19 am on Sunday, November 25, 2012
stewart resmer November 26, 2012 at 05:43 PM
there is one important word missing in this story and the comments, that word is 'alleged', a very important ommission and one having a great distinction in our form of juris prudence. I guess it is not 'our' form of jurisprudence after all judging from the comments which include references to the days of yore when WPD beat suspects with truncheons then? It must be very frustrating then to know that those days are over huh? Here Patrick run a few names at this site: http://php.app.com/NJpublicemployees12/search.php You may be surprised. So far as my view that the sheriffs dept might be a good alternative to the WPD, I have read nothing that changes my mind here.
C6 November 26, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Hey Stewart-don't flatter yourself! My comment has nothing to do with you, it has to do with the article! Reread what I wrote! We all have 5:19 AM???? I guess at 5:19 AM is when our comment was approved to be on this, wouldn't you think so?????? AGAIN, my comment is about the article, not about you.


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