Man charged with kidnapping person in Meriden, found in Wallingford

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MERIDEN — A man faces charges after police said he kidnapped a person on Broad Street in Meriden and was later found in Wallingford. 

Cameron Acevedo, 28, of 443 N. Main St., Bristol, was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree kidnapping, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a high capacity magazine, first-degree unlawful restraint, first-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree assault, breach of peace, and operating a motor vehicle without a license. 

On Monday around 1 p.m. officers responded to the area of 138 Broad St. for a report of a possible kidnapping, Lt. Darrin McKay said in a statement. Police learned a person was forced into a white four-door vehicle by a man known to the person, McKay said. The person’s age and connection to the man was not disclosed. 

The man was later identified as Acevedo. The person was noted as missing/endangered and surrounding towns along with state police were notified and began looking for the person. 

Acevedo and the person were found in Wallingford “through investigative means,” McKay said. The person was safe and Acevedo was taken into custody without incident. Police found Acevedo in possession of a handgun, but noted it was not used during the alleged kidnapping. Acevedo is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm, McKay noted. 

Acevedo was held on $750,000 bond. His court date information was not immediately available. 

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