Pair charged for theft of guns: police

GLOVERSVILLE – City police said two city residents were arrested for the theft of 12 firearms, although authorities are still trying to locate the guns.

Brandon Coopey, 32, and Amy Simonds, 34, both of 28 Spring Ave., were arrested Jan. 24 by city police and charged with second-degree burglary, a felony.

Police said officers received a complaint a burglary occurred in which 11 long guns and one pistol, along with other items, were stolen from a residence.

Capt. of Detectives Anthony Clay said the theft occurred at a home on West Fulton Street that belongs to an older couple who stay in Florida during the winter months. He said a relative was checking on the home while they were gone and noticed the guns and other items were missing and alerted police.

Authorities said detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence and located Coopey and Simonds inside, although they were unable to locate the guns in the residence.

Clay said police found other stolen items at the residence that connected the pair to the crime.

Coopey was arraigned and sent to the Fulton County Jail on $50,000 cash bail while Simonds was arraigned and sent to jail on $75,000 cash bail.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. Detectives learned the long guns may have been sold or traded in the Porters Corners area of Saratoga County, the release said.

The department is requesting assistance and information from anyone who observed any guns on the following list from Jan. 20 to the present.

The stolen firearms consist of:

1 Browning 20-gauge A5, made in Belgium.

1 Browning 16-gauge A5, made in Belgium.

3 Browning 12-gauge A5, made in Belgium.

1 Ruger 10/22 22 Long Rifle, Boy Scout edition.

1 Ruger 1 30-06, Monte Carlo stock.

1 Winchester 22 Mag, lever action.

1 Remington 1187, 12-gauge.

1 Remington 870, 12-gauge, Harley Davidson edition.

1 Civil War musket.

1 Ruger 22 stainless-steel target pistol.

Anyone with information is urged to call Det. Michael Calbet at 773-4503.