A 42-year-old Congers businessman has been charged with disorderly conduct and issued a noise violation after a confrontation with a police officer over loud music coming from a gym at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to Clarkstown police.
A town police officer on patrol heard loud music on Lake Road in Congers and looked for the source of the noise. While at Clemente’s Martial Arts Academy and Fitness Center, 57 Lake Road, police said the officer found a large, 300 watt amplifier set to full volume and facing outward from the gym.
At the same time, town police said they were receiving numerous calls from the Lake Road area complaining about the loud music.
The officer entered the gym, could not find anyone and then disconnected an iPod that was feeding music to the amplifier. Police said that’s when Peter Clemente, 42, of Congers entered the gym through a rear door and verbally confronted the police officer.
Town police said Clemente then went into the parking lot and was screaming obscenities. Police said Clemente was warned twice to stop yelling — with his behavior alarming nearby joggers and walkers — and then he was arrested and taken to Clarkstown police headquarters in New City.
He was cited for disorderly conduct and for prohibited noise, a town ordinance violation. Clemente was released pending an Aug. 13 hearing in Town Court.
Correction: Upon Clemente's request, his comment has been removed