Two men are in county lockup after an alleged assault that
ended with Lower Merion Township Police chasing both them down on foot.
At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Jan. 7, an Ardmore resident arrived at his home on the 100 block of Cricket Ave. and allegedly observed two males attempting to open car doors on numerous vehicles, including a vehicle belonging to him.
The resident first confronted and then pursued the two individuals. Following a verbal altercation, one of the men, Oscar Diaz-Martinez, 19, of the 300 block of Locust Ave., allegedly pushed the man to the ground before the second man, Aaron Long, 18, of the unit block of E. Spring Ave., allegedly grabbed the man and struck him in the right ear with a closed fist.
Following the altercation the resident contact police, who began to search the area for the actors. During that search an officer spotted two men he believed to be the actors at a nearby Wawa and a pursuit ensued.
Through the joint effort of five officers the two men, Long and Diaz-Martinez, were chased down on foot and placed under arrest in connection to the assault.
Both men are being held in Montgomery County Correction Facility. The charges filed against Long are simple assault, loitering and prowling, theft from a motor vehicle, underage drinking and two charges of harassment. The charges filed against Diaz-Martinez are presenting a false ID to law enforcement, harassment, loitering and prowling, theft from a motor vehicle and underage drinking.