York City man accused of punching cop

Christopher Dornblaser

A York City man is accused of punching a police officer during a traffic stop Tuesday night, according to York City Police.

Harold Michael Santiago-Martinez, 30, of 392 E. Maple St., is charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and summary traffic charges, according to charging documents.

Police say at about 5:30 p.m., an officer pulled Santiago-Martinez over in the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue. The officer pulled him over because he saw his vehicle, a black 2006 Jeep, fail to yield for a steady red traffic light at Penn Street and Philadelphia Street, according to charging documents.

Upon pulling him over, they discovered that Santiago-Martinez did not have insurance for the car, and his registration was revoked because of that, police said. When officers called for a tow truck to remove the car, Santiago-Martinez began to scream and curse, according to police. The officer tried to place Santiago-Martinez under arrest, but was met with resistance, police said.

Santiago-Martinez allegedly punched the officer in the left side of the head, and then the right side of the head, according to police.

A Taser was used to subdue Santiago-Martinez, charging documents allege.

Santiago-Martinez was arraigned on the charges Wednesday morning at central booking. A central booking supervisor confirmed Friday night that Santiago-Martinez was released on $25,000 bail.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.