• Police: Man arrested for fleeing officers kicked out cruiser window

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    NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. - A 25-year-old New Kensington man is facing several charges after police said he tried to flee from a traffic stop Wednesday in Westmoreland County.

    According to police, an officer tried to pull over Roberto Julio Santiago-Cruz for excessively tinted windows on his car at the intersection of North Street and Constitution Boulevard.

    As officers attempted to pull Santiago-Cruz over, he began to flee and committed several traffic violations, police said.

    Santiago-Cruz eventually stopped on Victoria Avenue and refused to abide by officers’ commands.

    He was placed under arrest, and while being held in the back seat of a police cruiser, he kicked out the back window, authorities said.

    He faces a preliminary hearing on May 2.

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