Local News

Police Seize Guns Stored Unsecured In Child’s Room

View Comments
Michael Patterson (Courtesy Hartford Police)

Michael Patterson (Courtesy Hartford Police)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Hartford police have arrested a firefighter after finding a large supply of weapons unsecured in his home, including in the bedroom of a seven-year-old.

Police called to the Canaan Street home of 43-year-old Michael Patterson on a report of a domestic incident learned in the course of the investigation that he had numerous registered firearms.  They found 26 firearms, unsecured, many on a bed in the bedroom where the child slept.  A large supply of ammunition was also found in the room.  Three other weapons were were found in a gun locker in the basement.

All the firearms and ammunition were seized as evidence because the seven-year-old and a 16-year-old live in the home.

Patterson was charged with breach of peace,  threatening,  and 29 counts of risk of injury to a child.

Courtesy Hartford Police

Courtesy Hartford Police

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 821 other followers