Police: West Manchester officers, detective attacked by man doing doughnuts

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Nestor Cortes-Orengo

Two West Manchester police officers and a detective were attacked Thursday by a North York man who resisted arrest in a parking lot, police said.

Nestor Cortes-Orengo, 54, of the first block of Dewey Avenue, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault, all felonies. He faces additional misdemeanor charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and a summary harassment offense.

According to charging documents, a suspicious vehicle was reported Thursday, Oct. 17, to York County 911 driving through the parking lot "erratically" and doing doughnuts.

Officers Zach Martz and Brad Craig found the vehicle in a different lot. Cortes-Orengo  refused to roll down his window and said "kill me," according to charging documents.

Cortes-Orengo put the car in reverse and hit Craig's patrol truck after Craig attempted to open the man's car door, according to police. 

Cortes-Orengo then began to throw several items at Martz. Craig attempted to tase Cortes-Orengo, but it was later determined he was wearing three thick layers of clothing that prevented the Tazer darts from making contact, according to charging documents. 

After a few minutes, Cortes-Orengo put his truck into drive and aimed the steering wheel toward Martz. Police said Cortes-Orengo's car stopped suddenly because of either a mechanical failure or slipping out of gear. The car also ran over spike strips.

Martz and Detective Robert Davenport drew their guns and told Cortes-Orengo to stop, according to police. 

Cortes-Orengo  was taken into custody and transported to Memorial Hospital for minor injuries before being taken to the county's central booking unit for arraignment. 

He remains in York County Prison on $75,000 bail.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Dec. 17 with District Judge Keith Albright.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.