Johnstown Police: Call for possible burglary leads to felony weapons arrest


JOHNSTOWN A call for a possible burglary in progress led to the arrest of a man on felony weapons charges last month, Johnstown Police said Thursday.

Keever Earl, 34, of West Main Street, Johnstown, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, felonies.

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The incident happened April 21, just after 9 p.m., police said.

Officers were called to a West Main Street address, where Earl is listed as residing, for the report of a possible burglary, police said. No burglary was charged, but police made contact with Earl and determined he had a bench warrant out for his arrest, police said.

Police then determined he possessed a Universal M1 Carbine .30 caliber Enforcer pistol inside the residence and he did not have a permit for the pistol, police said.

Earl was also cited for violation unlawful ammo feeding device, police said.

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By Steven Cook

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