Stony Point and Park Ridge men injure two Orangetown officers during St. Pat’s revelry

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BILL DEMAREST

PEARL RIVER – A Rockland County man and a New Jersey man were arrested on assault charges after they were involved with separate incidents last Sunday in Pearl River in which two Orangetown police officers were injured, according to Orangetown police.

Police said one town officer was treated for an injury to an elbow, and another officer was treated for a hand injury in incidents on South Main Street and on Route 304.

In the South Main Street incident, police said Stephen Hylas, 31, of Stony Point was arrested as town officers investigated a large fight. Officers initially arrested Hylas on a charge of disorderly conduct, police said. However, police said Hylas intentionally resisted arrest by flailing his arms and then attempted to flee from police.

In the process of resisting, police said, a town officer sustained an injury to his right elbow, which required medical attention.

The clash led to additional charges against Hylas, including second-degree assault, a felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.  Hylas was taken to Orangetown police headquarters in Orangeburg and arraigned in Orangetown Town Court.

In the incident on Route 304, police said Michal Hrebik, 23, of Park Ridge, N.J., was arrested on a charge of third-degree criminal mischief, a felony, as town officers investigated damage that was done to a vehicle. Police said that as officers were arresting Hrebik he intentionally resisted arrest by flailing his arms and refusing to put his hands behind his back.

Police said that Hrebik shoved town officers and one of them suffered an injury to the right hand, which required medical attention. As a result, Hrebik was also charged with second-degree assault, a felony, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration, misdemeanors, and harassment and disorderly conduct, violations.

Hrebik was also taken to police headquarters and arraigned in Town Court.

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