MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after authorities say he illegally hunted in Giuffrida Park in November.
Giovanni Carabetta, 22, of 187 Canyon Drive, was charged Monday with hunting on private land without permission of the owner, failure to wear four-hundred square inches of orange while hunting, interfering with an officer and third-degree criminal trespass. He was released on $1,000 bond.
On Thanksgiving, state Environmental Conservation police patrolling in Giuffrida Park found an illegal hunting tree stand and other items indicating illegal hunting, authorities said in a statement. After investigating, police determined Carabetta, hunted illegally in Giuffrida Park on Nov. 21 and 22.
Hunting is prohibited in Giuffrida Park. Four-hundred square inches of fluorescent orange are required while hunting from September through the end of February.
Authorities are also trying to identify two others suspected of illegally hunting in Giuffrida Park during the same time period. Photos of the suspects were captured on trail cameras.