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Police Arrest Middletown Man for Second Time in 2 Days

The following arrests were reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Police Arrest Middletown Man for Second Time in 2 Days


Andrew Joseph Ripa is having a bad week. 

Ripa, 21, of 1 Jude St., Middletown, was arrested Wednesday, May 1, for the second time in 48 hours. 

He was first arrested Monday at 11:10 p.m. after allegedly becoming involved in an argument with a 19-year-old Middletown woman. During the argument, he allegedly refused to leave and damaged the woman's phone. 

Ripa was charged on Monday with domestic, larceny under $500; domestic, disorderly conduct; and domestic, vandalism and malicious injury to property. 

On Wednesday, just after midnight, police arrived at the Rodeway Inn on West Main Road. The officer saw a vehicle belonging to a person who had a "No Contact" order against Ripa. 

Officers confirmed Ripa was staying at the motel. The woman was also apparently in the room with Ripa. 

When officers arrived at Ripa's motel room, he allegedly refused to open the door. An officer outside observed Ripa attempt to climb out the second story window. 

Ripa then went back inside the room. After 30 minutes, Ripa finally opened the door and was handcuffed. As he was being brought to the cruiser, he allegedly yelled, screamed and dragged his feet. 

Ripa was charged with violating a No Contact order, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest. 

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