Andrew Horning, 20, has been charged with five counts of second-degree theft and two counts of first-degree burglary. The burglary charges are class B felonies, while the theft charges are less serious class C felonies.
Two rifles, a revolver and ammunition were stolen from the fishing vessel Venturess, and two rifles and ammunition were stolen from the fishing vessel Point Omega. The thefts occurred between April 1 and 3.
At the time of the thefts, the Venturess was moored at C Float in St. Paul Harbor next to the fishing vessel Captain Kidd, where Horning worked and stayed. Point Omega was docked nearby at D Float.
The firearm owners didn’t report their guns as missing until April 10 and 11.
During the investigation, police learned Horning was trying to sell the stolen firearms, but he claimed he purchased them from someone else.
At one point Horning told officer Michael Chiesa that he purchased several guns from a man he met in jail last year, and that “he did not know the man’s name and he only called him ‘Brad’ because he resembled Brad Pitt,” Chiesa’s report reads.
Three of the stolen firearms and ammunition were recovered from Horning’s last known home on the 600 block of Hillside Drive.
“All guns have been recovered,” Kodiak Police Lt. Kyle Valerio said.
Police recovered the other two stolen guns last week after Horning told them to look in a different house.
“He admitted to where the last two guns were,” Valerio said. “Officers went there and found them.”
Horning has a history of criminal activity. In January 2011, he was found guilty of two misdemeanor offenses: one first-degree criminal trespassing charge and one third-degree theft charge. Horning was given three years of probation for the incident.
Horning violated his parole from the 2011 incident by skipping his court-ordered mental health screening.
A class B felony is punishable by one to three years in prison, and a class C felony is punishable by up to two years in jail.