Mass. man charged in N.H. for possessing stolen shotguns

A Massachusetts man is facing charges in New Hampshire for possessing stolen shotguns from Salem, Mass., police said.

Brandon Yebba’s mug shot

Brandon Yebba, 27, of North Andover was arrested by Nashua, N.H., police for charges stemming from a Feb. 3 drunken driving arrest, where he was stopped for driving on the wrong side of the road, police said.

Officers searched Yebba’s truck after pulling him over and discovered seven shotguns, which police secured as they investigated who owned them. Once they determined the guns were stolen, police issued an arrest warrant, leading to his arrest Tuesday.

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Nashua police reported the guns were stolen from Bob’s Gun Shop in Salem. However, Bob Galland, the shop’s owner, said today the stolen guns were his personal property, not from the store, and were being kept for repairs in his apartment adjacent to the Boston Street shop.

Galland said the thief was unable to enter the gun shop, and instead broke into the apartment, where he found Galland’s guns.

Yebba is to be arraigned today at the 9th Circuit District Division-Nashua court. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in a New Hampshire prison. He is currently being held at the Rockingham County House of Corrections on unrelated charges.