Police: Arrestee hit cop in face, threatened other officer with knife


Police say a York City man punched an officer in the face and threatened another officer as they tried to arrest him last week.

At about 12:30 p.m. Sept. 1, York City police officers tried arrest Alexander Sanchez-Robles, 35, of the first floor of 257 Roosevelt Ave., who had two active warrants, according to charging documents.

As the officers began to handcuff Sanchez-Robles behind his apartment, he tried to fight back, struggling with the two officers and hitting one in the face, police allege. He also tried to run away, according to the charging documents.

He had a knife in his apartment, and he told the other officer the officer was lucky Sanchez-Robles wasn't able to grab it, because then he would have stabbed him, documents state.

After additional officers arrived and they were able to restrain and search him, they found on him 28 packets of heroin and $346, according to charging documents.

He has been charged with aggravated assault, which in this case is a class-one felony, as well as escape, possession of drugs with the intent to deliver and resisting arrest.

He remains in York County Prison on $500,000 bail, according to online court records.

— Reach Sean Cotter at scotter@yorkdispatch.com.