CUMBERLAND — Two townsmen were arrested Monday and charged with altering the serial numbers on guns believed to have been stolen, police said.
One of the suspects was also charged with illegal possession of cocaine and a knife with a blade longer than three inches.
At around 4:30 Monday morning, police were summoned to Birchwood Drive to investigate a report of suspicious activity. Upon arrival, Sgt. John Cook located a car occupied by Corey Ridolfi, 24, and Jared Lemay, 18, each of whom has a last known address of 20 Green St., Cumberland.
After calling for backup, Officers David Rosa and Rex Kirkman arrived at the scene to assist Cook, and the officers began questioning the two men.
“Mr. Ridolfi and Mr. Lemay's answers to police inquiries did not match and further investigation revealed two long guns with scratched out serial numbers, a small amount of cocaine and other assorted articles believed to have been stolen during recent house breaks,” said Detective Capt. Douglas Ciullo.
Ridolfo was arrested and charged with one count of altering identification marks on a firearm; possession of
cocaine; illegal possession of a knife over 3.5 inches; and driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license, police said.
Lemay was charged with three counts of altering identification marks on a firearm; and receiving stolen property.
Ridolfi is currently serving 90 days as a probation violator. His bail on the Cumberland charges was set at $100,000 with surety.
Lemay's bail was set at $10,000 with surety.
“The Cumberland Police Department is following up on numerous leads concerning these individuals and other crimes committed in Cumberland and the surrounding area,” Ciullo said.