HANOVER — On December 24, 2023, Hanover Township Police Officer Anthony D’Angelo apprehended Ms. Rickeisha Thomas, a 37-year-old resident of Cedar Knolls, on charges of disorderly conduct.
Officer D’Angelo had been dispatched to Ms. Thomas’ residence in response to a noise complaint involving loud music. Upon arriving at the scene, Officer D’Angelo confirmed the presence of loud music and politely requested Ms. Thomas to lower the volume.
However, Ms. Thomas refused to comply with the request and instead increased the volume of the music, disregarding the officer’s instructions. Additional law enforcement officers were summoned to assist, and despite several further attempts to gain her cooperation, Ms. Thomas was ultimately arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, creating loud noise, and obstruction.
She was subsequently released pending her court appearance.
Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the individual(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.