15 May 2022

 Major Brian J. Ratajczak
 Troop E Commander



On May 14, 2022, at approximately 9:29p.m., the State Police responded to the Speedway Gas Station in the village of Palmyra for a reported assault. Troopers discovered that there was an argument between Martin Hillenbrand, age 32, and a 17 year old male, about Hillenbrand leaving 2 young children, ages 3 and 10 months, unattended in his vehicle.  At one point, a physical altercation ensued and the 17 year old struck Hillenbrand in the face and the two went to the floor.  Hillenbrand then produced a folding knife and stabbed the 17 year old in the thigh and abdomen.

The 17 year old was driven by individuals that were with him to a residence where 911 was called and the 17 year old was then airlifted to Strong Hospital and is in stable condition.

Hillenbrand was arrested for Assault 1st Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, and 2 Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Hillenbrand was taken to the Wayne County CAP.

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