Officers were dispatched to the area of Pinecrest Drive on a report of a disturbance involving a gun, and Tyler Smith, 19, of 35 Pinecrest Drive in Southington was arrested even though the weapon turned out to be a facsimile.
Police were called to the scene at approximately 11:23 p.m. on Monday, June 6. The investigation showed that Smith was at his residence with some friends, but when the homeowner asked the friends to leave, Smith allegedly became agitated, retrieved a handgun, and began threatening people within the residence.
Upon arrival at the home, police believed Smith to be intoxicated and found him uncooperative with the investigating officers. He physically resisted while being taken into custody.
The handgun was found to be “air soft” type gun, and it is a facsimile of a Colt model 1911. The gun appears to operate with compressed air and b.b. type projectiles.
Smith was arrested and charged with second degree breach of peace, interfering with police, and brandishing a facsimile firearm. He was held on a $50,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bristol Court today.