Lansdale Police Sergeant Assaulted, Hospitalized During DUI Stop

The officer is unable to return to duty due to severity of injuries suffered Saturday morning at Third and Walnut streets, police said. Brothers Alfredo and Richard Noboa, of Towamencin, have been charged.

A Lansdale Police sergeant is unable to return to duty due to severity of injuries suffered early Saturday morning during an alleged assault by two brothers, one who was stopped for alleged DUI at Third and Walnut streets, according to The Reporter.
The sergeant suffered a fractured nose, a fractured hand, a contusion to his head, facial trauma and other injuries in an alleged assault with Alfredo Noboa, 28, of the 200 block of Franklin Court, Towamencin.
Alfredo Noboa and Richard Noboa, 31, sit in Montgomery County prison in lieu of $75,000 cash bail each, according to Montgomery County court records. Both are scheduled for preliminary hearings Dec. 17 before District Judge Harold Borek in Lansdale.
Alfredo Noboa is charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault, one count of felony riot with intent to prevent official action, one count of misdemeanor simple assault, one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest, one count of misdemeanor hindering apprehension, and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, according to court records.
Richard Noboa was charged with felony aggravated assault, felony riot with intent to prevent official action, misdemeanor resisting arrest, multiple counts of misdemeanor DUI and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, per court records.
According to an affidavit, Richard Noboa was stopped after allegedly speeding out of the Third and Walnut Bar lot around 2 a.m., nearly hitting a police car and driving down the wrong side of the street. Noboa was pulled over in a lot at Third and Walnut street by police, police said.
After noticing alleged glassy, bloodshot eyes, an odor of alcohol and a zipper on his pants down, officers ordered Noboa out of the car for field sobriety tests, per the affidavit.
At this time, Alfredo Noboa and the Noboa's father approached the vehicle, but were told to stay on the sidewalk across the street, police said. Richard Noboa then allegedly failed field sobriety tests and blew a .17 in a breathalyzer, police said.
Richard Noboa was arrested and escorted to a police car, but Alfredo Noboa and his father shouted that Alfredo wasn't driving and Alfredo walked toward his brother and the police officer, police said.
As the sergeant attempted to stop Alfredo Noboa, Alfredo allegedly punched the sergeant in the shoulder and threw him to the ground, per the affidavit. The sergeant hit the back of his head on the bumper as he fell, and once on the ground, Alfredo Noboa allegedly began punching him in the face and head, police said.
Other people pulled Noboa off the sergeant, and when the sergeant went to arrest Alfredo Noboa, he allegedly pushed the officer down again, mounted him and began punching him again, police said. Other officers pulled Noboa off the sergeant and took him into custody.
Meanwhile, bystanders were taking video of the alleged assault with their cell phones, police said. Richard Noboa then yelled that he was innocent and urged bystanders to get the officers on tape, police said.
Richard Noboa then allegedly resisted arrest, kicking an officer in the chest before he was Tasered and put into the police car, per the affidavit.
A breath test of Richard Noboa at Montgomery Township Police headquarters read a BAC of .188 percent and .193 percent, per the affidavit. Richard Noboa's license is also expired and suspended.

The Truth December 09, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Zipper down? Guess he was working his stick shift...
StGabes December 09, 2013 at 02:01 PM
WTF is wrong with people!!! The sad part it's only gonna get worse.... People are animals... He's where he belongs in his cage!!!!
Eddy December 09, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Terrible but was officer waiting for people to pull out of bar?
The Truth December 09, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Lansdale PD waiting outside of a popular bar at 2:30 am trolling for easy DUI pops? No, never...
Rob December 09, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Well, Third and Walnut is a nuisance bar, no wonder why they sit they and wait for the lowlife's come out! I don't blame them.
John December 09, 2013 at 02:48 PM
It is against the law to drive while under the influence. What better place for the police to look for offenders? Keep the stupid drunks off the road so they don't kill innocent people. Or should they wait till after the accident and then arrest them??
The Truth December 09, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Ok so following that logic then police should be posted outside of all jewelry, high-end electronic stores & banks because of the prevalence of armed robberies at these locations? We should post police at the doors of all Wal-Mart's and shopping malls because of the prevalence of shoplifters? Yes it is absolutely against the law to drive under the influence but the police do not have the right to camp outside of (any) bars or restaurants with the hopes of getting a collar. Its one thing if someone's swerving around on the road hitting curbs, its another thing to harass citizens leaving a local business...
StGabes December 09, 2013 at 03:08 PM
No your more likely to have an accident from DUI then a jewelry place is to get robbed.. No but you can fight the cop on entrapment and that does not mean somebody has the right to beat his ass..
The Truth December 09, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Oh no I am absolutely not defending the actions of the Noboa bros in attacking the cop, they were wrong and should face the max penalty. They just made their legal issues 10x worse by doing that and they'll probably be looking at a good 3-5 in prison. That being said, l I respect what you're saying StGabes; but when you go to court on a DUI it is nearly an impossible charge to beat. The whole system is designed to make $$$ for the police & the Commonwealth & courts. It's designed for you to loose, from the 1st contact with the officer(s), to the field testing, arrest, "scientific tests" (i.e. breath, alcohol analysis, all done by the police mind you), trial (which is really a kangaroo court considering you are tried with 50 other people) and subsequent sentencing.
CR6496 December 09, 2013 at 08:03 PM
So my question is...... when do these two a***holes get out of the Lansdale Hospital ICU? They're not in there you say? Then the next logical question is, why not??????
The Truth December 09, 2013 at 08:23 PM
Well that would be because there were witnesses so they had to do it "by the book". The one guy did get tazed, which given the circumstances seems appropriate enough...
animalcrackrz December 09, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Hope there's a video of it somewhere.
Alicia H. December 09, 2013 at 10:03 PM
Obviously these men were very drunk and obviously a little slow in the brain to attack a cop, but here's an idea why don't we have 24/7 taxi service in Lansdale? It always amazes me how alcohol is legal, but yet if you drink two or three beers and get behind the wheel and drive and get pulled over your life can be flipped upside down! I've never had a DUI, but I know people who have and I think if people had a choice between driving and calling a cab it would save lives. I know if I had choose between driving drunk or calling a cab I would have that number programmed in my cell. Just sayin...
The Truth December 09, 2013 at 10:10 PM
That is an excellent idea but the powers that be would never allow it. It would deprive them of easy $$$
Simon Buckingham Is Not The Truth December 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Glad to see you're riding for drunks, Truth. You Irish know better than anyone on Earth how it's okay to be an alcoholic. Your mama would be proud if she wasn't passed out on the kitchen floor right now.
rcjalaw December 10, 2013 at 06:37 AM
We cannot resort to classifying people based on their ethnicity. I find it extremely offensive that on a public page you would overtly criticize Irish-Americans. I don't know who you really are, but I would strongly suggest you keep your identity hidden, or you may just find yourself on the floor. Just sayin...
The Truth December 10, 2013 at 06:50 AM
12:26 am Simon? Isn't that past your bed time old man? Well I'm sure if your mom were still alive she would be very disappointed. No matter, I heard when yours was alive she did her best work lying on her back...
I. B. December 10, 2013 at 08:07 AM
All credibility is lost when adults side track from the issue with unrelated public degradation/ verbal assault, which one can expect possibly from a teen whose brain has not reached full maturity unable to exercise good judgement. But not acceptable from adults. Remarks such as this on a public forum sadly takes away from the issue at hand. It sends otherwise intelligent folks away from the column because it is so disheartening. Free speech is powerful. No rabbit trails please.
The Truth December 10, 2013 at 08:21 AM
Well I was trying to discuss the story but once again, Simon's got to make it all about him, stick his a$$ in the conversation and take a great big $hit all over everything...
Simon Buckingham is a dope December 10, 2013 at 08:43 AM
He can't help himself, dopes don't think they just act...
Simon Buckingham Is Not The Truth December 13, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Rcaclaw, I'm taking what The Truth says about black people and Hispanics, and making it about the Irish. Interesting how talking trash on a white ethnicity makes you whine.
Eddy December 15, 2013 at 08:05 PM


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