Southington officers arrested a Bristol man for leaving his handgun unattended at Crescent Lake on Sept. 21, 2016. Brian Trottier, 43, of Bristol was issued a misdemeanor summons for second degree reckless endangerment.
Police were called to the incident at 3:07 p.m. on Sept. 21 when a handgun was located on a trail at the property on Shuttle Meadow Rd. The gun, a loaded Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun, was found on the ground along a lakeside walking trail.
Trottier approached the investigating officers and claimed ownership of the gun. He said that he sat down along the lake with the gun in his waistband, and the gun became uncomfortable. He set the gun on the ground beside him but forgot to take it with him when he got up.
Trottier was released on a $1,000 bond and given a court appearance date of Oct. 11, 2016 at Bristol Superior Court.