State Police, FBI arrest Connecticut man in possession of at least 21 guns


BOLTON, Conn. (WWLP) – State and federal authorities in Connecticut on Friday located and arrested a man wanted for not surrendering at least 20 firearms, a condition required upon his release after violating a protective order.

According to Connecticut State Police, a superior court granted a search warrant for Bolton resident Michael Gramegna’s home at 65 Shoddy Mill Road, after he was arrested for violating a protective order.  

As the subject of a protective order and as a condition of his release, Gramegna was required to surrender 21 guns that were registered to him. Police say as of Thursday, none of the weapons had been surrendered. 

Connecticut State Police troopers and special agents from the FBI New Haven Office executed a search warrant at Gramegna’s home around 9 a.m., Friday morning and allegedly found additional firearms, several of which were not registered. 

Weapons seized during the search: 

  • Bauer .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol with a magazine, with four .25 caliber rounds
  • Ruger magazine with ammunition 
  • Black magazine and box of Remington ammunition
  • 250 12 Gauge Herter’s shotgun shells
  • 3 .22 caliber ammunition rounds
  • 44 .22 caliber ammunition rounds
  • 1 large caliber (suspected .50 caliber) ammunition round with belt links 
  • 12 .22 caliber rounds were discovered throughout Gramegna’s residence

State Police said an additional 15 firearms were located at another location, including one that had been stolen. 

Gramegna was taken into custody Friday afternoon, hours after authorities searched his home. The charges he’s facing have not been provided. 

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