MERIDEN — A city man faces charges after police said he was found with a BB gun at a local motel.
Steven Maringola, 30, of 1696 N. Broad St., was charged Thursday with possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle and carrying a dangerous weapon.
On Thursday, an officer was asked to check the Colonial Inn and Suites Motel, 1696 N. Broad St., for a suspect and car in connection with a threatening incident earlier in the week, according to a police report. The officer saw a car matching a provided description and witnessed Maringola get into the vehicle.
The officer placed Maringola in handcuffs and found a BB gun in his waistband, the report said.
Maringola was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Friday. Bond was set at $5,000 and he is due back in court on Sept. 10.
– Lauren Sellew