Juveniles Charged in Watertown Home Burglary, Gun Theft

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013  |  Updated 4:42 PM EDT
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Juveniles Charged in Watertown Home Burglary, Gun Theft

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Watertown police have arrested two juveniles in connection with a residential burglary in the Oakville section of Watertown earlier this month in which several guns were stolen.

Watertown police have arrested two juveniles in connection with a residential burglary in the Oakville section of Watertown earlier this month in which several guns were stolen.

Police began investigating after an incident at Watertown High School when it was discovered that the juveniles might have firearms off campus.

Police said eight firearms had been stolen from a home in Oakville. Police searched the two juvenile’s residences and found six guns.

On Oct. 15, police conducted searches in Naugatuck and Watertown after receiving information that guns might have been tossed into bodies of water, but searches of the Naugatuck River and a small pond in Watertown did not turn up anything.

Police have not released any information on where and when the burglary happened, but said this is not connected with the home invasion at an 87-year-old woman’s home this month.

The juveniles were arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree larceny, criminal mischief in the third degree, multiple charges of theft of a firearm, Illegal sale/transfer of a pistol/revolver, Illegal sale of a pistol/revolver to a person under 21 and Interfering with an officer.
Police said they expect to make several other arrests and additional charges might be added.
The juveniles were taken to the Hartford Juvenile Detention facility and were arraigned at Torrington Juvenile Court today.

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