Police: Domestic Incident on Main Street Results in Arrest of Man, 25


Police on Monday morning arrested a 25-year-old South Salem, N.Y. man by warrant and charged him with second-degree breach of peace. 

The charge stems from a domestic incident between the arrested man and victim on Main Street, according to a police report.

It isn’t clear when the incident occurred, whether it was downtown, whether the parties are related, whether the arrested man assaulted the victim or used obscene language or gestures in public, or what those might have been. Police withheld details, saying it’s a domestic matter.

Under state law, second-degree breach of peace occurs when a person “engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior in a public place,” “assaults or strikes another,” “threatens to commit any crime against another person or such other person’s property” or uses “abusive or obscene language or makes an obscene gesture.”

The man turned himself in at about 7:14 a.m. on Aug. 3. He was released after promising to appear in state Superior Court. 

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