Montrose Man Charged with Assaulting Two State Troopers


A Montrose man was charged with assaulting two New York State troopers last week after he was involved in an altercation in the parking lot of a deli on Route 9A in Cortlandt.

Carlos Rosario, 48, was taken into custody on August 30 at about 5:45 p.m. after he resisted arrest and had to be tased when pepper spray proved to be ineffective. He was charged with three counts of assault, all felonies, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, one count of obstruction of governmental administration and one count of resisting arrest. He was remanded to Westchester County Jail with no bail due to four prior felony convictions.

Police were notified about a fight in progress outside the Post Road Deli. Investigation revealed Rosario had been involved in a fight and had hit the subject in the head and face with a piece of wood and menaced him with a knife.

After one trooper attempted to speak to him, Rosario allegedly became belligerent and threatened to fight the trooper. He subsequently assaulted the two troopers at the scene by kicking and punching them. Both troopers were treated at Hudson Valley Hospital, one for a contusion to the head and one for a contusion to the arm.

Rosario and the unidentified victim were taken to Westchester Medical Center where Rosario was treated for a laceration to his left temple suffered in the original fight at the deli, while the victim suffered a broken nose and required stitches behind his ear.


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