Juvenile arrested in C & H Sports firearms burglary
A 17-year old juvenile male has been arrested as the suspect in the C & H Sports, Columbus Township, firearms burglary.
At 7:30 a.m., Saturday, September 14, officers responded to C & H Sports, 45490 Route 6, Columbus, for the report of an alleged burglary.
The owner of the store, Robert Craig Cummings, 65, reported following a call received from Guardian alarm company, the system in the store had been tripped and Cummings went to the business to further investigate without involving Pennsylvania State Police.
Cummings further reported that, upon his arrival to the business, he discovered entry had been gained through a window air conditioning unit and approximately 32 handguns had been taken from the various glass cases.
The scene was processed by the Pennsylvania State Police’s Forensic Services unit immediately after the alleged crime was committed. The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Unit assumed the investigation and numerous pieces of evidence were recovered at the scene.
Using that evidence, as well as working closely in a joint investigation with the Jamestown Police Department, NY, and with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) an alleged actor was identified.
The alleged actor was identified as a 17-year-old known juvenile male.
Based on the information obtained, the Warren County District Attorney’s Office was contacted, charges were filed and an arrest warrant was issued for the suspected individual through Warren County on Tuesday, September 17.
The suspect is currently in the custody of the Jamestown Police Department.