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Four arrested in New Port Richey burglary ring

NEW PORT RICHEY – Authorities rounded up four suspects and eight stolen guns when they busted a weeks-long burglary ring.

Anthony Kyle Vaughn, 20; Gregory Stephens Kuplerski, 20; Steven Daniel Lacey, 23; and a 16-year-old boy ransacked several houses in New Port Richey, stealing jewelry, liquor and 11 guns, according to authorities.

Deputies caught Kuplerski in a vacant house on Sunday, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states. The others were arrested at different times. New Port Richey Police found eight of the 11 guns reported stolen from two homes, ranging from a .38 caliber to a .45 caliber, across the city in an abandoned house, an open field and a home where the suspects' friends were staying, said Chief James Steffens.

Vaughn was charged with armed burglary and giving false identification to a law enforcement officer. Kuplerski was charged with armed burglary, dealing in stolen property and burglary. Lacey was charged with dealing in stolen property.

All remained in Land O'Lakes jail Monday night. The teen was taken to the Land O'Lakes juvenile assessment center on charges of dealing in stolen property and being an accessory to the crime.

Four arrested in New Port Richey burglary ring 01/07/13 [Last modified: Monday, January 7, 2013 6:30pm]
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