Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
February 27, 2009

State Police Truck Squad Makes Weapons Arrest

On February 27, 2009, at approximately 10:20 a.m., the Connecticut State Police Truck Squad was conducting Commercial Motor Vehicle at the I-95 Northbound Greenwich Weigh Station.

At this time, Troopers began an inspection of a tractor-trailer bearing Florida Temporary Registration plates. The vehicle was a 2003 Peterbilt, operated by Jeraldo Muniz, DOB 7/30/1968, of Hollywood, Florida.

Upon questioning by Troopers, Muniz relayed information that he did in fact have a handgun in the sleeper berth portion of the tractor portion of the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, a 40-caliber Beretta handgun was located in the sleeper berth. In addition, a knife with a 7 ½ inch blade was found in the storage portion of the cab.

Troopers placed Muniz under arrest and transported him to State Police Troop G in Bridgeport. Muniz was charged with two counts of Carrying a Weapon in a Motor Vehicle and Carrying a Handgun without a Permit.  He is being held on $15,000 bond and will be presented at the GA 1 Court on March 2.

Photo of weapons