460-pound black bear shot in Burlington, man charged

May 15th, 2012 | By | Category: General

From the DEEP:

At approximately 7:30 a.m., this morning (May 15), officers from D.E.E.P.’s Environmental Conservation Police  responded to 4 Cobblestone Road in Burlington to investigate the report of a possible shooting of a Black Bear.  The resident from that address contacted the Connecticut State Police reporting that they heard two gunshots then saw a black bear come into their yard and lay down,  Upon arrival, EnCon officers found the black bear, a male weighing approximately 460 pounds, was dead and had been shot.  The investigation lead to the arrest of Cory J Maitz,  42, of 6 Cobblestone Road,  Burlington, on charges of Illegally Killing a Black Bear, a misdemeanor and Criminal Possession of a Pistol, a Class D felony. Maitz allegedly shot the Black Bear with a pistol after it he had seen it enter his garage then go into his back yard.

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