MERIDEN — Two men face charges after police said one threw an explosive into the police department parking lot on Sunday.
Richard Medina, 27, of 19 Union St., New Britain, was charged with illegal explosives, second-degree criminal trespass, interfering with police, breach of peace, reckless endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy.
Tyler Willey, 26, of 10 Kensington Ave., Meriden, was charged with interfering with police, breach of peace, second-degree criminal mischief and conspiracy.
A sergeant was in the police department parking lot shortly before 2 a.m. when he reported someone threw a firework into the lot near his cruiser, according to police reports. Two men – identified as Medina and Willey – fled and were eventually taken into custody.
The explosive landed about 20 feet from a gas pump and near other police cruisers, emitting a five to six foot ball of flame, the report said.
Police recovered several fragments of the explosive. A witness identified Medina and Willey as being involved in the incident, the report said.
The pair were arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Tuesday. The judge set bond at $10,000 for Medina and continued his case to Dec. 19. The judge released Willey on a promise to appear and continued the case to Dec. 18.