A warrant was obtained charging the rodent with making a false statement; he faces up to six weeks if convicted of the charge.

Shared from the Suffield, CT Patch
By Tim Jensen (Patch Staff) - February 8, 2016 10:02 am ET

A beloved state icon is being held in detention at the Suffield Police Department Animal Control lockup following its arrest Saturday.
Police obtained a warrant for Chuckles VIII, the official state groundhog, on charges of violating Connecticut General Statute 53a-157a - making a false statement in the first degree. He could be sentenced to as many as six weeks if convicted, according to the department’s Facebook page.
On Feb. 2, Chuckles predicted spring would arrive early this year, but his words rang false when a major snowstorm dumped up to a foot of snow in parts of Connecticut.
Bond for the rodent has been set at $10,000, which has prompted a flood of calls to the department, necessitating police to post a statement of clarification on Facebook:
“The Suffield Police Department has been flooded with calls and messages about the recent arrest of Chuckles VIII. To answer the common question being asked, yes Chuckles has a bond! A $10,000 bond. The Lutz Children’s Museum is representing Chuckles as her legal team. Anyone wishing to donate to assist with Chuckles’ immediate release can do so in the link below (donations actually go to help the nonprofit children’s museum).“