standing Stonington Police Department

STONINGTON — A Pawcatuck man is facing charges after police said he caused a disturbance downtown by wandering in and out of traffic, and then became combative with officers.

The man, Aaron Isaiah Gould, 25, of 25 Noyes Ave., was arrested Friday and charged with interfering with police, causing a public disturbance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a summons to appear in New London Superior Court on Dec. 28.

According to a police report, an employee of a downtown business called dispatchers at about 8 p.m. to report that a man was weaving in and out of traffic and appeared to be intoxicated.

Officers found Gould along West Broad Street and approached him, but he refused to comply with requests and became combative. Police said several officers forced him to the ground after he became highly agitated. He was treated by ambulance personnel for a minor contusion and agitation, according to police, and was later taken to Lawrence+Memorial Hospital in New London for further treatment.

During the arrest, police discovered "a small smoking device" in Gould's pocket that tested positive for marijuana.

jvallee@thewesterlysun.com

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