Officer Mike Lopez, a department spokesman, says Young was arrested Friday for delaying an investigation, a misdemeanor.
Lopez says Young didn’t obey the officers, became upset and caused a delay.
Young was booked early Saturday and later released. He has a Sept. 19 court date.
The 33-year-old Young played for the champion Golden State Warriors last season.
A representative of Young could not be immediately reached for comment. A telephone message was left at the office of the agent who represented him when he signed with the Warriors.