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PD: Intoxicated Meriden Man Fights With Officers Outside Bar, Injuring One

Middletown Police say a 36-year-old whose actions contributed to an officer's knee injury attributed his out-of-control behavior to alcohol.


On Dec. 8 at 1:33 a.m., police were at Mezzo Bar and Grille on Court Street when an officer was seen by another kneeling on the ground trying to take Javier Guadalupe-Sanchez, 36, of West Main Street, Meriden, into custody but he was crawling away, the report indicates. 

The officer apprehending Guadalupe-Sanchez was heard saying, "I think I just blew out my knee," and could not move, the report says, so a coupled of officers grabbed onto Guadalupe-Sanchez's jacket to detain him, after which he allegedly said, "Leave me alone; I pay taxes here."

As the crowd grew and grew, the report says, the entire midnight shift "arrived to assist," and only an officer threatening Guadalupe-Sanchez with deploying a Taser subdued him. Police then say Guadalupe-Sanchez took "several swings at the manager."

In the car, the report indicates Guadalupe-Sanchez allegedly admitted he was drunk, which caused his out-of-control behavior. In fact, during processing, police say, Guadalupe-Sanchez fell asleep on the booking room floor.
The suspect, who had been limping and had a red mark on his face, was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with an officer.

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