Police recover firearms

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August 28, 2015 - 12:00 AM

HUMBOLDT — A juvenile faces charges of burglary, theft and criminal damage to property after he admitted stealing several guns from a home in Humboldt Tuesday.
Police Chief Brian Dillow told the Register the juvenile, whose name has not been released pending formal charges being filed, lived across the street from the victim on South 10th Street.
“The suspect apparently entered through the back door and found the keys to the gun safe, and took several firearms, boxes of ammunition and other hunting items,” Dillow said.
“Once we got the report of the theft, we realized how close the suspect lived,” Dillow said. “We’ve dealt with this juvenile before. After we talked to his father, he gave us permission to search the house. At that time, the juvenile surrendered the items.”
Dillow said the juvenile had no apparent intention of using the weapons.
“He just took them,” he said. “Fortunately, all of the property was found and returned to the owner.”
Dillow lauded the investigative work of his three officers at HPD.
Information was sent to the Allen County attorney’s office to determine what charges should be filed.

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