Mr. Benjamin Drumm Kept Hanover Police Very Busy


HANOVER — Hanover Township Police Officer Stephen Manney arrested Mr. Benjamin Drumm, 54, Towaco for disorderly conduct on Tuesday, February 16. Officer Manney responded to the Red Carpet Inn for unwanted guests refusing to leave a room. Upon arrival Mr. Drumm was highly intoxicated and refused to leave a room after being asked to by the rooms owner.

While attempting to remove the individual he became unruly and combative and began arguing and resisting the officers on scene. He arrested and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Mr. Drumm was additionally charged with harassment. He was released pending their court dates.

Then on Thursday, February 18, Hanover Township Officer Mike Byrnes arrested Mr. Benjamin Drumm for disorderly conduct. Officer Byrnes responded to the Red Carpet Inn for a medical aid and while assisting the patient Mr. Drumm, who was also an occupant of the room, became combative and began yelling and arguing with the officers who were rendering aid to his roommate. Mr. Drumm was eventually arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction. He was released pending his court date.

Again on Thursday, February 18, Hanover Township Police Officer Dan Acquaro arrested Mr. Benjamin Drumm for trespassing. Officer Acquaro responded to the Wegmans for a panhandler harassing customers as they exited the store. After a brief investigation, it was learned that Mr. Drumm had been advised in the past that he was not welcome at Wegmans and would be arrested if he returned. He was then arrested and charged with trespassing. He was released pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Frank Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019 both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation, Vice Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board and Co-Host of Focus on Business, Cable TV Business Show.