On March 10, 2018, police were called to a residence in the 700 block of Sawmill Road for a disorderly subject making threats and refusing to leave. Officers found 32-year old Benjamin Torres hiding outside by the porch at the rear of the residence. Officers believed Torres was acting like he was under the influence of narcotics and alcohol.
When he was speaking with police, Torres punched one of the officers in the face and attempted to run away. He was tackled by a second officer and they continued to struggle while they were on the ground. Ultimately a Taser was used to subdue Torrres and get him into handcuffs. Neither the officers nor Torres received any major injuries. He was charged with one count each of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest, Public Drunkenness, and Harassment.
While transporting Torres to the York County Booking Center, he began kicking the door and window of the police car. Officers had to apply leg shackles to him to prevent injury to himself or any damage to the vehicle. At the Booking Center, Torres also punched a Sherriff's Deputy and he received additional charges of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct.
He was arraigned and placed in York County Prison without bail on both sets of charges.