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City Man Charged Following Burglary

A 17-year-old Jamestown resident has been charged as an adult in connection with the theft of guns from a Warren County sporting goods store last month.

Dasai K. Bradberry faces charges of burglary, 32 counts each of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm by a minor, conspiracy (burglary), conspiracy (theft by unlawful taking) and criminal mischief, according to a detailed statement made on the case Wednesday by Corry-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Troopers were called around 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 to C&H Sports, 45490 Route 6, in Columbus Township, for a report of a commercial burglary.

The owner, who had received a call from the alarm company, discovered that someone had entered the store through a window and that 32 handguns had been taken from several glass cases.

The State Police Forensic Unit processed the scene “immediately after the crime occurred. Numerous pieces of evidence were recovered at the scene,” investigators said Wednesday.

The evidence led to a joint investigation with the Jamestown Police Department as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) led to Bradberry’s identification.

Jamestown police have been asking the public’s help in locating many of the guns taken in the burglary. The search for the pistols began after officers responded Sept. 18 to reports of shots being fired inside a Bowen Street home. Officers secured the property and found that 19-year-old Jahdiel Rivera and 21-year-old Omar A. Vera-Velazquez had both discharged several rounds from a pistol.

No one was injured in the Jamestown shooting.

According to police, both men were found to be in possession of four handguns that were all reported stolen from burglaries. One of the weapons was allegedly taken from a Chautauqua County property while the other three were allegedly taken from the Warren County gun store.

Working with the Warren County District Attorney’s Office, charges were filed against Bradberry, and an arrest warrant was issued Sept. 17.

Bradberry, who was transported to Warren County Jail, was certified to adult criminal court by Judge Gregory Hammond following a hearing in late September

Bradberry is being held in the Warren County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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