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Officer Injured After Responding to Well-Being Call in Middle Township

Middle Township

An officer was transported to an area hospital after he was injured during a well-being call Tuesday.

The Middle Township Police Department township to a check the well being of a subject who was reported to be out of control on May 22nd at 5:13 p.m.

Officials say the first officer on the scene, Patrolman Dylan Young came in contact with the subject, Robert Mesterhazy, 38, who exited the residence as Patrolman Young approached.

According to authorities, Patrolman Young was conducting his investigation when Mesterhazy attempted to go into the residence where Patrolman Young followed at which point Mesterhazy slammed the interior door into Patrolman Young.

The officers put his hands up to shield himself from the door when his right hand and arm went through a pane of glass in the door.

Patrolman Young was able to give commands to Mesterhazy and place him under arrest with the assistance of another officer that arrived on the scene as back up police say.

Middle Township EMS responded to the scene and treated Patrolman Young’s arm after he suffered several large lacerations and was ultimately transported to Cape Regional Medical Center.

Police charged Mesterhazy with Obstruction of Justice, A Disorderly Persons Offense, Criminal Mischief for damage to the residence, a Disorderly Persons Offense and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, 3rd Degree Crime.

Mesterhazy was processed and is currently at the Cape Regional Medical Center where he remains in custody.