HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Hazleton City Police had to subdue a man in Hazleton after he allegedly resisted arrest.
In a news release, the Hazleton City Police Department says that at 11:39 p.m. on January 28, they were dispatched to a business on the 500 block of Alter Street where a man was reportedly causing a disturbance and refused to leave.
Police say they arrived on the scene and made contact with 36-year-old Rafael Espaillat-Reyes, from Hazleton. After refusing to leave, police attempted to arrest him.
However, Espaillat-Reyes began to resist arrest and officers had to use force to take him into custody, according to the release.
While at the police station, police say Espaillat-Reyes allegedly continued to resist the officers while they were moving him to a holding cell. During the arrest, one officer reportedly sustained a leg injury and looked for treatment.
Charges were filed and completed against Espaillat-Reyes for defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and resisting arrest.
Police say that Espaillat-Reyes was transported to the Luzerne County Correctional Facility while he waits for arraignment on his charges.