Teens Charged With Stealing Guns in Southington

Four guns were stolen from a house in Southington last week, according to police.

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    Police charged 18-year-olds Brooke Palmer, Jeremy Reilly and Perry Sharp and two 17-year-olds in connection with four stolen guns in Southington.

    Police have arrested five teenagers in connection to the thefts of weapons from a home in Southington.

    A relative of one of the teens called police after finding one of the stolen guns under a bed, police said.

    According to police, Brooke Palmer, 18, and two 17-year-olds found the guns stored in a locked closet. They took four guns and ammunition from the closet and kept them for a week, police said. The two 17-year-olds even fired the guns into a tree in a wooded area on the west side of Southington, according to police.

    At some point, the teens gave one of the guns to Perry Sharp, 18, of Southington, according to police. Officers found the gun in Sharp's car and charged him with larceny and having a weapon in a vehicle.

    According to police, two of the other guns were being stored at the home of 18-year-old Jeremy Reilly of New Britain. Reilly was charged with reckless endangerment, larceny, carrying a pistol without a permit and improper storage of a firearm. Reilly was held on a $25,000 bond.

    Brooke Palmer was charged with four counts of conspiracy to commit larceny of a firearm and reckless endangerment. She was held on a $25,000 bond and was expected to be in court Thursday.

    Police did not name the two 17-year-olds because of their age. Both are facing numerous weapons charges. Police also charged one of the juveniles with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell after finding marijuana packaged for sale, according to officials.

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