A Beatrice man was placed under arrest for disturbing the peace after refusing to turn his music down, despite multiple visits from police.

At around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday Beatrice police were called a noise complaint in the 800 block of North Fourth Street.

According to arrest documents, police were dispatched to the address three times in 2 ½ hours related to noise complaints from neighboring residences.

The resident, 43-year-old Sammuel Ridgley, was previously advised twice that his music was too loud and he was disturbing the peace of his neighbors. He was also told that if police had to return he would be placed under arrest.

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When police confronted him the third time, Ridgley said it was his son who turned the music back up.

Arrest documents state Ridgley became confrontational with officers and stepped toward them in a combative posture while being verbally abusive.

He told his son not to turn down the music as ordered by police, and was placed under arrest for disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct and maintaining a nuisance house.

Arrest documents state that so far in 2019 officers have responded to 12 noise complaints at the residence resulting in eight warnings, one citation and three arrests.

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