April 18, 2019 at 6:47 a.m.
When a Sands Street man returned to his home despite other residents indicating he was no longer welcome there on Thursday, Apr. 11, they called Port Chester police at 2:42 p.m.
Upon arrival, according to the police report, the cops found the man sitting on the front porch drinking a can of Cobra. When the officers got out of the car, he allegedly walked toward them onto the sidewalk with the malt liquor. However, when the officers tried to talk to him, he allegedly turned around and went to the backyard.
The officers followed to inform José Barrios-Cruz that he was trespassing and asked him to leave the property. In response, he allegedly shook his head no. At this point, the cops attempted to physically remove him from the property, but he allegedly grabbed onto a chain link fence to station himself there.
Police then took him to the ground, but he allegedly stiffened his body, tucked his hands under him and flailed his legs to avoid being arrested. According to the police report, the cops had to use a Taser multiple times before he complied.
The 31-year-old was charged with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and trespassing, a violation.