Earlier this month, a resident reported a theft at a home to the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office. The resident said that three rifles had been stolen along with two lawn mowers, hand tools and rare coins.
On May 24th, the deputy investigating the theft learned that some of the items had been sold to other people. The deputy questioned those people and was able to identify two suspects in the initial theft. During the investigation, the three rifles were recovered as well as most of the other stolen property. The deputy also learned that one of the suspects had forged counterfeit bills of sale for some of the items and that the two suspects knew the victim.
This week, deputies arrested a 42 year old Pacific County resident for 5 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property in the 1st Degree and 3 counts of Theft of a Firearm. A 49 year old Pacific County man was also arrested for 7 counts of Trafficking in Stolen Property in the 1st Degree and 2 counts of Forgery.
Both subjects were booked into the Pacific County Jail.