By Jeffery Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSTON - A Campbell man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly entering a Thurston hunting cabin in mid-November and taking two long guns.
Joseph W. Kish III, 28, of Mills Rd., Campbell, was charged with second-degree burglary, a class C felony, and two counts of fourth-degree grand-larceny, a class E felony. The guns were allegedly later sold to a Chemung County business.
Sheriff’s said Kish was arraigned late Wednesday night at Campbell Town Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.
Undersheriff Jim Allard said the department has located nine stolen long guns that were taken from hunting cabins in the Campbell/Savona areas.
"We want to remind all hunters to store their firearms at home, and not in vacant hunting cabins," Allard said. "Because most of the guns taken are from vacant hunting cabins."
Allard said several long guns reported missing were stolen several weeks prior to the owners noticing the firearms were missing.
The Sheriff’s Department asks people in the Campbell/Savona missing long guns to contact Captain Eric Tyner at 607-622-3911, to file a report, and see if their missing long guns have been recovered.