JAMESTOWN – Jamestown police have charged a city teen with burglary, criminal possession of stolen property, and grand larceny after investigating a report of a person carrying a long gun while walking down the road.
A media release says officers were sent to an area of Newland Ave. near Delaware ave. shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, for a report of a male subject carrying a long gun while walking down the road. While officers were enroute they were told the male had possibly hid the weapon near a dumpster behind a local church. On arrival officers located two long guns buried in the snow near a dumpster and detained a 16 year-old male who was walking away from the scene. After an investigation officers determined the male had allegedly burglarized a Chautauqua Ave. address and stole the guns.
The teen, whose name is not being released because of his age, was arrested and charged with burglary (2nd degree), criminal possession of stolen property (4th degree), and grand larceny (4th degree). He was sent to the city jail without incident.