Running afoul of the law

A Whitehall man is facing two misdemeanor charges after he allegedly disobeyed a court order and attempted to prevent police from speaking to him about the incident. William J. Dydo Jr., 45, was charged with second-degree criminal contempt and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, after police were called to his Lafayette Street residence. Dydo reportedly told police his girlfriend, who has an active no-contact order of protection against him, was out of control. The woman said she had been sleeping at the residence when Dydo poured a sticky substance on her. When officers attempted to talk to Dydo, he blocked a breezeway into the house with a piece of wood to prevent police from reaching him. Officers originally determined the order of protection was not valid because Dydo had not signed it, but further investigation revealed a valid protection order existed. Dydo was taken into custody several days after the incident and was taken to the Washington County Central Arraignment Court, where he was ordered held in lieu of $500 cash bail or $1,500 bond.