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Pair arrested in shotgun thefts
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Shotgun thefts in the Airport Court area of rural southern Manteca landed two men in county jail Monday after allegedly burglarizing a man’s home.

Deputies arrested David Behrens, 19, and Nickolas John Gully, 23, on numerous felony charges.  Behrens was jailed on charges including conspiracy to commit a crime, burglary, receiving known stolen property valued over $200 along with false or fraudulent claims against insurers with bail set at $160,000

Gully was also charged with being a felon/addict in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, conspiracy to commit a crime, burglary and possessing known stolen property. His bail was set at $310,000.  Both men are scheduled to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court at 1:25 p.m. today, Wednesday.

When deputies responded to the 26700 block of South Airport Court on a burglary call, a resident reported his home had its door kicked in and it having been burglarized between Sunday and Monday between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. the next day.

He said he was missing a “Benelli” shotgun and his Winchester 30-30 rifle along with other electronic devices and miscellaneous items of clothing.  The front door had been kicked in apparently to gain access, deputies said.  During the investigation, deputies learned that a neighbor, David Behrens, and Nickolas Gully had allegedly broken into the residence. 

Gully was allegedly found in possession of both stolen firearms, along with other items that belonged to the victim.  All stolen property was returned to the victim, deputies said. 

To contact Glenn Kahl email or call 209.249.3539.