Sleepy Hollow police officers had to use a taser to subdue and restrain a former Village DPW employee yesterday.
Stanley Martinez, 22, of Sleepy Hollow, was arrested at 11:12 p.m. on Monday night after an officer patrolling 126 Valley Street found the man smoking marijuana in public.
When the officer attempted to confront Martinez, he resisted arrest and became combative. Martinez fought with officers, two of whom were injured in the scuffle. The names of the injured officers are not being released due to patient privacy rights; their injuries were not serious.
Due to Martinez's combative nature, officers used a taser to bring him into compliance.
"When he started fighting with them they backed off and deployed a taser," said Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Greg Camp.
Martinez was charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 5th degree, Resisting Arrest and Assault in the 2nd Degree. The assault charge is for causing substantial pain and/or physical impairment to a police officer.
Martinez is a former Village of Sleepy Hollow Department of Public Works employee. He has been removed from his position since his last arrest in December of 2010.
During that arrest, officers interrupted a drug deal involving Martinez and another co-defendant who was later exonerated. He was found to be in possession of five small bags of cocaine, four ounces of marijuana and ecstasy pills (full story here).
, he pled guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and was sentenced to a period of three-years probation. His most recent arrest will certainly impact the conditions of his probation.
Martinez has been remanded to the Westchester County Jail. He will make his next court appearance on July 18 in Sleepy Hollow Village Court.