Penn Yan man tries to strike police officer

On Saturday afternoon around 4:30 pm, Penn Yan Police arrested Mark D. Gardiner, age 34 of Penn Yan, after officers responded to a village residence on a complaint call.During the brief investigation, Gardiner failed to comply with a lawful order of a police officer, attempted to strike an officer, and resisted arrest.Gardiner was taken into custody, arraigned in the Village of Penn Yan Court, and remanded to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $500 cash or $1,000 bond on charges of resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, and harassment.

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