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It didn't go well for Enrique Cortez, of Runnemede, after he resisted arrest, according to Palmyra Police.

It didn't go well for Enrique Cortez, of Runnemede, after he resisted arrest, according to Palmyra Police. Credit: Patch file photo
It didn't go well for Enrique Cortez, of Runnemede, after he resisted arrest, according to Palmyra Police. Credit: Patch file photo

A trash-picking Runnemede man who resisted officers ended up in jail last week, Palmyra Police said.

Police were called to the 4000 section of Palmyra Harbour after Enrique Cortez, 23, was spotted taking trash out of the dumpsters and acting suspiciously, according to a report. When officers arrived, they saw Cortez get in the passenger seat of a beige Lexus and leave the area.

Officers stopped the vehicle—which also had an equipment violation—and checked both Cortez and the driver for outstanding warrants. Cortez had three warrants—two out of Runnemede totaling $450, and a no-bail warrant out of Camden City, police said.

When officers instructed Cortez to get out of the car, he initially refused, police said. He then got out and “squared off” with the officers as if he was going to fight them. A brief struggle ensued and the officers took Cortez into custody.

Cortez was charged with obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. The charges were placed on a warrant and bail was set at $5,000 full. He was unable to post bail and was lodged in Burlington County Jail, pending court.

Information provided by Palmyra Police. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

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