CROWN POINT | A woman and two men, all from Crown Point, have been charged in connection with the August theft of weapons from a Crown Point home.
The Lake County prosecutor's office on Tuesday charged Emma Jansson, 23, with burglary and residential entry. Jansson and brothers Brandon Kish, 19, and Kevin Kish, 22, were charged with theft, police said.
The firearms, including six shotguns, a pellet gun and a BB gun, along with money and gun supplies, were discovered missing in late August from a home in the 900 block of Aaron Court, according to court records.
Two of the shotguns, both silver Berettas, were taken Aug. 27 to a store in Hammond, where Jansson, Brandon Kish and Kevin Kish sold them, court records state.
Jansson falsely told the clerk the guns had been her grandfather's, according to court records.
When questioned by police, Jansson allegedly admitted entering the Aaron Court home through an unlocked rear window and, after searching the basement for items to steal, took the guns and put them in her pickup truck parked a short distance away, according to court documents.
Jansson told police she hid the stolen weapons under a bed in her Crown Point home until Kevin Kish took possession of them to try to sell them, court records state. Jansson said she told Kevin Kish and Brandon Kish the guns were stolen and that both men agreed to help her sell them, police said in court documents.
Jansson said she, Kevin Kish and Brandon Kish went together to the Hammond store where the guns were sold, police said. Jansson said Kevin Kish told her a relative of his would buy another of the firearms and that he wanted to keep a shotgun and the pellet and BB guns, police said.
Police said Kevin Kish admitted to police he helped Jansson sell the two Beretta shotguns in the Hammond store and also admitted he then sold four of the stolen guns in early September to a gun shop in Crown Point.
Police said Brandon Kish admitted to police he drove Kevin Kish to the gun shop in Crown Point to sell one of the shotguns along with another gun, knowing one of the guns was stolen.
Police confirmed the two Beretta shotguns sold to the Hammond gun shop were the guns stolen from the Aaron Court residence.
A special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted Crown Point police with the investigation, police said.