ELKO – A Spring Creek man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges related to a pre-Christmas break-in at C-A-L Ranch in which more than a dozen firearms were stolen.

Brian E. Adams Jr., 26, was booked on one count of burglary and 16 counts of grand larceny.

Elko police Lt. Mike Palhegyi said an officer responded to an alarm at the store shortly after 2 a.m. Dec. 11. He noticed a broken pane of glass so he called for backup, Palhegyi said.

Inside, officers found broken display cases. The burglars apparently fled through the back door.

Sixteen assorted handguns were stolen and have yet to be recovered.

Subsequent investigation identified Adams as a suspect, and he was arrested Jan. 11 at the Elko County Jail. His bail totaled $345,000.

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Adams was also arrested Jan. 2 for felony possession of a controlled substance, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and trespassing, according to Elko Daily Free Press files.

He was also placed under citizen’s arrest on Dec. 19 for trespassing at Smith’s, on Nov. 10 for resisting a public officer and giving a false statement to obstruct a public officer, and on Oct. 9 for trespassing at Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital.

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