DUBOIS – A man has been charged with assaulting and causing minor injuries to three police officers who responded to a burglary Saturday, reported the DuBois City police.
According to the incident report, at approximately 12:51 a.m., police were dispatched for a burglary in progress in the 200 block of East DuBois Avenue.
The dispatcher advised police a resident was inside and someone was trying to break in their backdoor. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 19-year-old New York man, Daniel Tejeda.
Tejeda was standing outside the backdoor to the residence. He was yelling and screaming about getting inside.
When police attempted to approach Tejeda, he allegedly charged at an officer in an attempt to assault him. He then ran toward the backdoor and attempted to break in.
According to the report, police attempted to get Tejeda on the ground; however, he refused to follow any of the officers’ commands. When police attempted to handcuff Tejeda, he became combative.
Tejeda allegedly assaulted officers during their numerous attempts to restrain him. Sandy Township police were requested to respond and help gain control of Tejeda, who continued to fight with and assault officers.
Police had to deploy a taser in an attempt to stop Tejeda from assaulting an officer, the report stated. Police were then able to gain control and handcuff Tejeda.