Jul 01, 2019


Timothy D. Trexler, 32, and William A. Trexler, 32, both of Bethlehem, Pa. were arrested earlier Sunday (6/30/19) morning for resisting arrest after they were contacted by officers for having an open container of alcohol on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. 

Just after midnight, officers patrolling in the area of Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk noticed Timothy Trexler with an open container of alcohol on the boardwalk.  He was told to return to the bar with his drink and refused to comply.  Officers issued Timothy Trexler a civil citation for an open container of alcohol and while doing so, Trexler began to yell and behave in aggressive and disorderly manner.  Officers attempted to place him in handcuffs and Trexler struggled with officers and attempted to pull his arms away and kick at officers once on the ground.

While attempting to take Timothy Trexler into custody, William Trexler approached and attempted to interfere and was told to step away several times.  William Trexler had to be forced away from the officers as they attempted to gain control of Timothy Trexler.  Additional officers arrived and attempted to place William Trexler in handcuffs.  William Trexler also struggled with officers while officers attempted to place him in handcuffs.

Both Timothy Trexler and William Trexler sustained minor injuries during the incident.  One officer also sustained minor injuries.

Both Timothy and William Trexler were charge with 1 count each of misdemeanor resisting arrest and 1 count each of disorderly conduct.  Timothy Trexler was issued a civil citation for possession of an open container of alcohol.

They were both committed to Sussex Correction Institution in default of $1,100 secured bail.

Stay Informed!