Harrisburg Man Arrested in Oxford for Creating Public Disturbances

Oxford Police Department

OXFORD, PA — A Harrisburg man was arrested by the Oxford Police Department on October 19, 2023, following multiple disturbances in public spaces within Oxford Borough. Joshua Cobb, 36, is now facing charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

According the the criminal complaint, the first incident occurred at 2:43 pm when officers were dispatched to the Dunkin Donuts located at 321 North Third Street. Reports indicated that a male was causing a disturbance with the employees on location. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Cobb who stated he merely wanted a ride back home. The officers provided Cobb with a courtesy transport to the bus stop at Octoraro Alley and Second Street, advising him to wait for the next bus. Cobb was further warned not to cause any more disturbances and to avoid returning to the Dunkin Donuts or face arrest.

However, at 4:06 pm, the Oxford Police were once again dispatched, this time to a unit block on Pine Street, where a male was reportedly refusing to leave a homeowner’s property. Officers identified the male as Cobb and subsequently arrested him.

Following his arrest, Cobb was processed at the Oxford Police Department before being transported by constables to the Chester County Prison for arraignment.

This incident is captured in the police report under ID: OP-23-06377. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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