Police: 'Disheveled' Man Lying in Auto Dealer Parking Lot at 1 a.m. Put up a Fight

Middletown Police responding to a suspicious persons report say they found a 24-year-old Cromwell man who had just relieved himself in between two vehicles.

Middletown Police
Middletown Police

The following police reports come from the Middletown Police public information officer. Individuals named here reflect charges filed, never a conviction.

It took three officers to subdue a 24-year-old Cromwell man who resisted arrest after being seen lying in a Middletown car dealer's lot at 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police. 

On Jan. 19 at 1:08 a.m., police were called to Newfield Auto Sales at 1000 Newfield Street about a man lying in the lot in between cars, according to the report. 

When officers arrived to investigate this suspicious person report, they found a very disheveled Ryan N. Buchanan, 24, of Sovereign Ridge, Cromwell, standing near a sports utility vehicle and a puddle of urine on the ground, police indicate.

As two officers flanked him to prevent him from fleeing, the report says, Buchanan refused to place his hands behind his back, struggled with a detective, and three were required to help restrain him. 

Following his handcuffing, the report says, Buchanan was combative when police tried to get him into the cruiser. 

Back at headquarters he refused to be fingerprinted, police say. 

He was charged with failure to comply with fingerprinting, three counts of resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.

According to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website, Buchanan was convicted of second-degree failure to appear in April 2011.


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