Police: Wallingford man had knife in Norton Park in Plainville

Police: Wallingford man had knife in Norton Park in Plainville

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PLAINVILLE — A Wallingford man faces charges after police said he was passed out in a car in Norton Park. He was found with a knife in his car, police noted. 

Anthony Charlton, 22, 15 Apple St., Wallingford, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with carrying a dangerous weapon and weapon in a motor vehicle. 

Police responded to Norton Park around 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday for a report of a man sleeping in a car, according to police reports. Officers at the scene found a man, identified as Charlton, unconscious and slumped over the center console with his legs sticking out of the car, the report noted. Police were able to awaken Charlton. As soon as Charlton woke up, he reached for an item under his seat, but the officers removed him from the car and detained him, the report noted. 

Police searched the car and discovered the item under the seat was a fixed blade knife with a five and a half inch blade, the report said. Officers noted the park was busy with families with children and people walking dogs. Police noted the situation could have escalated due to Charlton’s actions reaching for the knife. 

He was taken into custody and later released on $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in New Britain Superior Court on Nov. 20. 

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