Police: Errant bullet led to Dover gun cache

Officers investigating an incident in Dover last week recovered three handguns, two of which were stolen, according to police.

Northern York County Regional Police say a shot was fired in a home in the 3900 block of Craig Drive on Thursday, Jan. 4, and the investigation showed that a teenage boy accidentally fired a handgun.

The incident, according to police logs, was reported  about 7:30 p.m. 

Police said in a news release Friday, Jan. 5, that no one inside the home was injured when the gun went off.

Police say the investigators initially thought the shot might have come from two men arguing outside the home, but it was later traced to the teen.

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Two other teenagers who were with the boy fled the home after the shot was fired, police said.

Police interviewed the two, which led to the discovery of a duffel bag containing three firearms and marijuana, according to the release.

Two of the firearms were listed as stolen from vehicles in Dover between Wednesday, Jan. 3, and Thursday, Jan. 4, and police say the owner of the third firearm has not yet been identified.

Police said Friday they are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information on the owner of the gun or location of the theft for the third firearm is asked to call police at 717-467-8355.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.