DEEP: State EnCon Police Arrest Meriden Man for Illegal Hunting

2018 Press Release
 
February 18, 2018
 
State EnCon Police Arrest Meriden Man for Illegal Hunting

On February 12, 2018 Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police took Giovanni Carabetta, 22, of 187 Canyon Dr, Meriden, into custody at Troop I in Bethany on an arrest warrant. The warrant stems from a lengthy investigation that was started on Thanksgiving of 2017.

On November 23, 2017, Thanksgiving, State EnCon Police Officers on foot patrol of Giuffrida Park in Meriden located an illegal hunting tree stand and other items indicating illegal firearms hunting had been taking place. Through an investigation it is alleged that Carabetta had hunted in Giuffrida Park on November 21st and 22nd 2017. There is no hunting in Giuffrida Park and the City of Meriden does not give out permission for people to hunt there. Carabetta is also accused of not wearing the required four-hundred square inches of fluorescent orange while he was hunting. Four-Hundred square inches of fluorescent orange is required to be worn from September 1st to the last day in February, outside of certain exemptions, while hunting.

In addition, the department is seeking help identifying two additional persons of interests, who are believed to be have been illegally hunting in Giuffrida Park during the same time period, trail camera photos of those suspects are attached with this release.

Carabetta was charged with violating C.G.S. 53a-109 Criminal Trespass, 3rd Degree (2 counts), C.G.S. 53a-167 Interfering with an Officer, C.G.S. 26-65(b) Hunting on Private Land Without Permission of the Owner of Such Land (2 counts), and R.C.S.A. 26-66-1(r)(8) Failure to Wear Four-Hundred Square Inches of Orange While Hunting (2 counts). Carabetta posted a $1000.00 cash bond and was released with a court date of February 26, 2018 9:00 AM, at Meriden Superior Court (GA7).

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