Thursday, July 30, 2020

Minersville Police Seek Man After Seizing 30 Firearms During Search Warrant

The Minersville Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man after they seized 30 firearms from his home.

According to Minersville Police Patrolman Jeffrey Bowers, officers executed a search warrant at a home of James Fitting, 35, at the address of 326 North Front Street, Minersville.

As officers executed the warrant, Fitting's mother answered the door and said Fitting was not home at the time.

A search of a 3rd floor bedroom led to the finding of 30 firearms and a large amount of ammunition.

Officers found that Fitting had removed paneling in the room to conceal firearms inside storage in the walls.

A hand grenade as well as a bullet proof vest were also fond.

Police said in all, they seized 30 firearms, a sawed off shotgun, three rifle barrels, the bullet proof vest as well as the hand grenade.

Fitting is a fugitive in Berks County on charges not to be carried without a license and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

During the incident in Berks County, Fitting was found in a vehicle with an AR-15, handgun, and a quarter pound of methamphetamine.  Fitting had pleaded guilty to those charges.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Fitting's arrest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact the Minersville Police at (570) 544-2333.

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