Mar 10, 2016 11:27 AM by David McVicker
A band of gun thieves were arrested in an Oroville hotel after receiving a tip that the group was staying in one of the rooms, the Oroville Police Department reported Thursday.
Officers arrested Justin Beall, 41, of Oroville, Michael Campbell, 49, of Paradise, Shawn Nowlin, 43, of Paradise, Ryan Reynolds, 36, of Paradise and Ivory Gravage, 28, also of Paradise.
Officers raided the motel room where they found a total of 21 guns, 19 of which had been reported stolen by the owners. Also in the hotel room were three children ages 10, 8 and 5. It is unclear what relation the suspects have to the children.
A further search of the room yielded heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia.
The children were taken into protective custody by Butte County Children Services.
Beall, Campbell, Nowlin and Reynolds were booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, possession of firearms, possession of ammunition and drug possession.
Gravage was booked into the Butte County Jail for three counts of felony child endangerment, charges of receiving stolen property, possession of firearm, possession of ammunition and drug possession.
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