Non-student injures officer, arrested in Scribner Village: Man assaults SSPD officer after refusing to identify himself

Posted by Brendan James

At 12:15 a.m. Tyler Sean Burton, 20, was found unconscious in Scribner Village, outside a Macruary house. Campus Safety approached the man and asked for identification -- when he refused, the officers called the Saratoga Police Department.

Police arrived shortly after and attempted to apprehend the man. At that point he began to scream obscenities at the officers, refusing once more to identify himself or submit to custody, said Officer Paul Veitch of Saratoga Springs Police Department.

The Saratogian reports:

Officers Daniel Mullan and John Guzek were both injured while arresting Burton. Guzek suffered a leg injury that Lt. John Catone said did not appear to be serious. Mullan, however, suffered injuries to his arm and shoulder that are serious and may require extensive treatment, according to Catone. Mullan may be out of work for some time.

Burton has been charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal trespassing, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors. Meanwhile his assault earned him a felony second-degree assault charge.

. Readers may also visit the firsthand account at Skidmore Unofficial and the report at the Saratogian.

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Campus Safety Incident Reports, Feb. 17 to 29