Gardner police arrest two after shooting, seize firearms

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GARDNER — Gardner Police Department officers executed a search warrant and arrested two individuals at a Park Street residence Tuesday, following an investigation into gunshots heard near the Napoleon Club on Monday night.

Reports of gunfire around 9:30 p.m. Monday prompted police to dispatch officers to the area.

Subsequent reports included a call from a Boulder Drive resident claiming their house had been shot at.

Using K-9 Rocky, officers located 19 shell casings at the nearby Crystal Lake Cemetery.

The dog then tracked a scent to 207 Park St., a multi-family apartment complex.

The search warrant led to the seizure of three firearms from the property.

Investigators believe a shot fired from the cemetery traveled nearly a mile, breaking an apartment window on Boulder Drive.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

Craig Robbins Jr. was taken into custody and faces charges including discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, defacing property, possession of high-capacity magazines, and improper storage of a firearm.

Additionally, a juvenile was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and defacing property.

Det. Lt. Matt Arsenault, leading the investigation, stressed the importance of community assistance in such cases and the role it played in the swift arrests.

The Gardner Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

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