An Orchard Park man with a troubled history with local police was arrested by Orchard Park officers Saturday night on drug and other charges after he put up resistance when the officers tried to take him in on two outstanding Buffalo warrants.
Jeffrey Ciesla, 25, of Iroquois Drive was found sleeping in the backseat of his car parked at his home address when officers arrived to serve the arrest warrants and an order of protection. When officers tried to rouse him, Ciesla began fighting with them. Officers used a Taser twice to subdue him, police said.
He suffered an unspecified "unrelated medical event," and was taken to Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, where he was treated for unresponsiveness, police said. A crack pipe, a marijuana pipe, five needles and drug paraphernalia were found and confiscated.
Ciesla was eventually discharged from the hospital and taken into custody by Buffalo Police on their charges. He was arraigned and sent to the Erie County Holding Center.
Besides the Buffalo charges, Orchard Park police charged Ciesla with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, unlawful possession of of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.
In June 2014, Ciesla faced an array of six felonies, four misdemeanors and three additional charges in Orchard Park after police found a stolen truck burning in a field on Southwestern Boulevard, and traced the incident back to Ciesla. Police found stolen items from two other vehicles taken in the same theft from Accent Stripe, along with marijuana, at Ciesla's home.