Conway Police say a group of teens are responsible for the theft of several guns a few weeks ago. On January 17th Conway Police responded to a reported burglary at a 124 West Main Street Apt #1 and determined that including two shotguns, two rifles, three handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition had been stolen from the residence. After several in depth interviews and consent searches the Conway PD was able to attain and execute a warrant at an Ossipee home last Friday the 23rd. At the residence at 69 Dore Street in Ctr. Ossipee authorities found five of the seven weapons as well as some of the ammunition. Then on Monday the 26th The Conway Police were able to recover the two additional missing firearms and some more ammunition. Cody Leahy, Thomas Blake, and Alec Thurston all 17 and all from Conway were arrested in connection to the thefts.
Leahy is being charged with one count of burglary, a class B felony, one count of falsifying physical evidence, a class B felony, and seven counts of theft, all as class A felonies.
Blake is being charged with six counts of receiving stolen property, class A felonies and six counts of falsifying physical evidence, class B felonies.
Thurston is being charged with criminal liability for conduct of another – burglary, a class B felony, two counts of receiving stolen property, class A felonies and two counts of falsifying physical evidence, class B felonies.
Each Class A felony holds a maximum jail sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $4,000. Each Class B felony holds a maximum jail sentence of up to 7 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $4,000.
The Conway Police Department considers the investigation to be ongoing and believes that more charges could be forthcoming.
Detective Ryan Wallace of the Conway Police Department said in a statement “The Conway Police Department would like to thank the Ossipee Police Department for their assistance in the recovery of five stolen firearms.”
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