Knife Gets Man in Trouble at Barracks

A Southbury man most likely had the best intentions when he walked into the state police barracks on Tuesday with a knife, but troopers weren't taking any chances.

James Peck, 44, of 10 Green St. was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon after state police at Troop A barracks found an illegal knife strapped to his pant leg. 

Peck had showed up for routine business but when a couple of troopers saw him walk into the lobby of the Lakeside Road barracks with what looked like a sheath attached to his leg, they became concerned.

The knife Peck was carrying was longer than four inches, which classifies it as a deadly weapon, police said.  He was as also charged with possession of a dangerous weapon in a motor vehicle. 

It turned out Peck wanted to talk to police about some personal information. Police did not say what that information was. Peck did not resist arrest when troopers confronted him about the knife, then took him into custody. No one was injured.

Peck was released on a $1,000 bond for his arraignment at Waterbury Superior Court.

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