Congers man's amp, yelling net noise charges, cops say

A Congers man is facing a disorderly conduct charge after Clarkstown police say he got too "amped up" while confronting an officer over noise complaints against him.

Police say an officer heard loud music about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Lake Road in Congers, at the same time a Clarkstown dispatcher was receiving numerous complaint calls about the music. The officer found a 330-watt amplifier at full volume facing outward in the doorway at Clemente's Gym at 57 Lake Rd. and tried unsuccessfully to make contact with someone inside, police said. The officer then shut off the amp by disconnecting an iPod connected to it.

Police say Peter Clemente, 42, then appeared in the gym and confronted the officer, at one point walking outside while screaming profanities and disregarding two warnings to stop his yelling, which police say had begun to draw the attention of passersby.

Clemente was arrested and charged at police headquarters with disorderly conduct and violating the Clarkstown noise ordinance. He is to return to Clarkstown Town Court on Aug. 13.

No attorney for Clemente was listed as of 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the court.

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