Arrest made in Parma gun shop burglary

August 17, 2018 11:20 PM

An arrest has been made in the burglary of a Parma gun shop.

Police say 21-year-old Dakota Safarty intentionally damaged the exterior of Chinappi's Gun Shop to gain entry and removed firearms from the building. 

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The Hilton resident is charged with burglary in the second degree, criminal mischief in the third degree and grand larceny in the fourth degree. 

Safarty is alleged to have stolen more than 30 guns Thursday around 5:30 a.m.

“This is a persistent problem. For more than a decade, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has attempted to work with the owner to improve security for his facility” said Sheriff Todd K. Baxter. “Failure to properly secure this store has resulted in a tremendous threat to the safety of the people of this count. This cannot be tolerated.”

In the last 7 years, a Parma gun shop has been broken into 7 times and thieves have made off with 82 guns.    

In a release issued Friday night the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said that they will cease and desist business at Chinappi's Gun Shop.

The guns and ammo have now all been removed from the shop because the owner agreed to let the Sheriff's Department take possession until he can find a way to make this shop more secure. 


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