Syracuse, N.Y. - One of the Troopers assigned to help Syracuse Police deal with a recent rash of violent crime carried out by and against teenagers was hurt this weekend.
It happened Friday night, while Troopers were on Patrol with Syracuse police. Officers pulled over Steven Cruz and spotted drugs in his minivan. The trooper opened Cruz's door, and instead of getting out Cruz sped off causing the door to slam on the Trooper’s left arm.
Officers followed Cruz into his home on Gordon Ave where they found him hiding in the attic and arrested him.
He is facing a slew of charges:
- Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree (class “A” misdemeanor)
- Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree (class “A” misdemeanor)
- Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree (class “A misdemeanor)
- Resisting Arrest (class “A” misdemeanor)
- Reckless Driving (unclassified misdemeanor)
- Unlicensed Operation (violation)
The Trooper has been released from the hospital after being treated for his injuries.
Pictured: Steven Cruz, 25; Syracuse, N.Y. Provided Photo: NYS Police