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http://www.milforddailynews.com/policeLogs/view.bg?articleid=91900
BELLINGHAM -- Three Bellingham teenagers were arrested Monday and face breaking and entering, larceny and firearms charges, police said.

Derek A. Bentley, 17, of 5 Sheila Drive, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. at the Primavera Educational Center at 80 Harpin St., police said.

James P. Melia, 17, of 151 North Main St., Apt. 4211, was arrested at 5:12 p.m. at 57 David Road, police said.

William D. Cook, 19, of 35 Yvonne Road, was arrested at 5:44 p.m. at 6 Mechanic St., police said.

All three teens were charged with breaking into a depository, larceny over $250, larceny of a firearm, unlawful possession or transfer of a firearm or ammunition, unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm or feeding device, and conspiracy.

Cook and Bentley also were charged with felony nighttime breaking and entering, larceny under $250, and a second charge of larceny of a firearm.

Both Cook and Melia also were charged with use of a motor vehicle in a felony or larceny.
 
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I wonder what's gonna happen to the gun owner for not having them properly secured? That is of course unless they broke into a locked gun cabinet or such.

Adam
 
This one gets me;
unlawful possession of a large capacity firearm or feeding device
I wonder if it is a AWB mag. What will happen to the owner of the magazine if it is? What will happen to those that were in possession of the magazine, if it was AWB.
 
Larceny under $250??

Must have been Hi Points that they stole!

There aren't many guns any more that are worth less than $250! But then again, the average gun owner who's had them for years has no clue what they are worth either, nor does the average LEO!
 
BJ,

They normally "file" (not prosecute) the gun charges. They probably will plead to "receiving stolen property" and receive suspended sentences and serve no/very little jail time . . . unless they are 3-time losers.
 
Moderator said:
This one gets me;

I wonder if it is a AWB mag. What will happen to the owner of the magazine if it is? What will happen to those that were in possession of the magazine, if it was AWB.

No reason to believe that it is. You have to have an LTC to possess any high capacity magazine, even without a gun. MGL Chapter 269 Section 10 Subsection (m).

Ken
 
Good Call Ken,

Len, I agree wit what you say, and it tears me up. Stolen guns + unlicensed possession = slap on the wrist. Thats BS.
 
Adam_MA said:
I wonder what's gonna happen to the gun owner for not having them properly secured? That is of course unless they broke into a locked gun cabinet or such.

Adam


This charge:
All three teens were charged with breaking into a depository
Would leave one to believe that they broke into a safe/locked closet etc. This charge is in addition to the B&E Nighttime.

Three were charged with Larc under and 2 Larc over. I'm sure not only guns were stolen, ammo, mags etc.
 
Derek A. Bentley, 17, of 5 Sheila Drive, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. at the Primavera Educational Center at 80 Harpin St., police said.

I drive right by there everyday on my way to work.
Almost everyday I see 3 teenagers hanging around across the street from the place. They look like losers, up to no good.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was them.
 
Adam_MA said:
I wonder what's gonna happen to the gun owner for not having them properly secured? That is of course unless they broke into a locked gun cabinet or such.

Adam
I believe the term "depository" refers to a "... depository of money, bonds or other valuables" (MGL 266 sec 16), so it sounds like the guns were secured.
 
http://www.milforddailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=91958

BELLINGHAM -- Three Bellingham teens who stole a well-stocked safe containing two guns and jewelry from a friend’s home while her parents were on vacation are in custody while police continue searching for two other suspects.

Derek A. Bentley, 17, of 5 Sheila Drive, William D. Cook, 19, of 35 Yvonne Road, and James P. Melia, 17, of 151 North Main St., Apt. 42111, will return to Milford District Court today for further arraignment on multiple charges in last Thursday’s heist.



A clerk magistrate ordered Bentley held on $10,000 cash bail Tuesday. Cook and Melia were ordered held on $5,000. The two stolen guns -- which the teens planned to sell -- have been recovered along with most of an old coin collection, though most of $1,300 in Savings Bonds are gone, police said.

"They knew we were on to them and they started talking," Detective-Sgt. Richard Perry said about the quick investigation.

A 20-year-old woman from North Bellingham contacted police Friday afternoon and reported a safe in her parents’ office was missing. The woman said it had been stolen the night before when she went to work at Dunkin’ Donuts in Franklin, police said in court papers.

The woman admitted she found the combination before her parents left for a week in the Dominican Republic and opened it to find two handguns -- a .22 caliber and a 9 mm semiautomatic -- silver dollars, the Savings Bonds, two keys to other safes, a large coin collection, a small jewelry box and her parents’ checkbook, police said.

Within a few days, the woman allowed several teens in her house, including Bentley and Cook, and they all knew about the safe and its contents, police said. She even opened the safe in front of Bentley and Cook, police said.

Police allege Cook, Bentley and another teen stole the safe and a bottle of alcohol Thursday night and took it to the other teen’s house, where there was a party.

Unable to gain access to the safe that night, the trio went into the party and bragged to the partiers, including Melia and a Foxborough teen, who both spent the night at the house, police said. The pair awoke at the house and pried open the safe with tools before the other three teens knew what was happening, police said.

The safe was recovered in a swamp behind the home where the party was held. The guns were recovered separately, police said.

Cook and Bentley are both facing nine charges, including felony breaking and entering, larceny, conspiracy and illegal firearm possession. Melia faces seven related charges.

Cook has graduated from high school, Melia had dropped out but planned to go back this week and Bentley attends the P.J. Primavera Education Center, police said.

Sara Withee can be reached at 508-634-7546 or [email protected].
 
"Within a few days, the woman allowed several teens in her house, including Bentley and Cook, and they all knew about the safe and its contents, police said. She even opened the safe in front of Bentley and Cook, police said."


File her under TSTL - Too Stupid Too Live! [rolleyes]

Note that I heard an ADA talking with a police officer Monday about arresting kids w/stolen guns and it was NOT in Milford. I guess that case just didn't make the papers.
 
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