Date: March 4, 2021
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On February 17, 2021 Hamden Police responded to a Twin Brook Road residence on the report of two stolen guns.
Keith Norfleet advised police that in September of 2020, he had left the weapons, in a bag, inside of his motor vehicle. When he returned home hours later, the firearms were missing.
Officer Michael White conducted the investigation, which led to the application of an arrest warrant for Norfleet. The court approved the arrest warrant application.
On March 2nd, Hamden Police arrested Norfleet, 31, of Hamden. He was charged with Improper Storage of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Report a Lost or Stolen Firearm. Northfleet, who was released after posting a $1,000.00 bond, is scheduled to appear at Meriden Superior Court on May 25th.
Leaving a firearm(s) inside of your unattended vehicle is a major cause of concern. This presents a safety issue to the police and the community. Stolen guns are frequently used in criminal activity. Please safely store your firearm in a locked steel gun cabinet, strong box or safe, and always utilize a trigger lock. Never leave a gun inside your vehicle.