MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he fired rounds at Beaver Pond for target practice.
Tracy Allen Foster, Jr., 25, of 28 Putnam St., was charged Friday with unlawful discharge of a firearm and second-degree criminal trespass.
On March 11, police responded to Foster’s home for a report of a stolen vehicle. While Foster spoke with police, he mentioned firing rounds at Beaver Pond, adding it was a safe location for target practice and that gun ranges were “too expensive,” said police spokesman Sgt. Christopher Fry.
Police, who had received reports of gunshots in the Beaver Pond area for several months, investigated and applied for an arrest warrant, Fry said.
Foster is prohibited from possessing a firearm. The weapons he used were registered to his girlfriend, Fry said.
Foster was released after posting $7,500 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on April 25.