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.


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. 

Tom Horn May 01, 2013 at 05:38 PM
another idiot!
Denis May 02, 2013 at 12:54 PM
So, let me get this straight. The room was in Ripa's name and the woman drove to it with her car. She has a no contact order against him and he gets arrested? Seems to me that she was the one who violated the no contact order (Shouldn't a no contact order be a two way street?) and should have been arrested, if anyone should have. I think, if I were Ripa, I would have been, yelling, screaming, and dragging my feet too. I'm not here defending Ripa at all. I don't have any idea of who this person is, and the reality of the situation. It's just that this reads as being so wrong.
portsmouthgirl63 May 06, 2013 at 01:19 PM
Good Point Denis. I have often wondered why the no contact orders are not issued to both parties. All to often the person being protected by these orders are found to be in the company of the person they say they need protection from. I find this especially troubling when the victim transports themselves to the "perps" home or are driving around town with them in their car.


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