SKOWHEGAN — Police expect to file charges soon in connection with North Avenue apartment burglary in which guns were stolen last week.

Police Chief Ted Blais said a woman reported the burglary and theft of her boyfriend’s guns about 8:20 a.m. April 17.

Stolen in the burglary were 9mm and .40-caliber handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun and a .30-06 long rifle, according to Blais.

Officer Tim Williams is investigating the burglary with Officer Herb Oliver.

“They went over there and there was actually a witness who saw some activity that didn’t look right,” Blais said. “When they got looking around they found two of the weapons and were able to investigate and get the other two weapons back in the course of the last week or so.”

All four firearms were recovered.

“There are charges pending, for sure,” Blais said. “It looks like there might be juveniles involved; it’s very possible one of the suspects is a juvenile.”

Blais said the underlying charge would be burglary, a class C felony, but because firearms were involved, the charge would be elevated to a more serious class B felony, punishable by as much as 10 years in prison. The theft charge also would be elevated because of the guns.

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