Sanbornton man fined for leaving unattended rifle by the side of P

SANBORNTON — Police said they have issued a violation to a man who left a rifle laying on the side of the road.

Chief Stephen Hankard said they got a call from a resident who saw the rifle propped up on a kayak at the end of Perley Hill Road. Both were unattended.

He said that the gun was legally owed and the owner intended to sell it, both of which are within his rights to do, but Hankard said his objection was that the rifle was unattended and anyone could have driven by and taken it.

He said the man was fined for improper storage of a firearm.