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All In The Family: Father & Son Arrested For Ojai Weapons Theft Of AR-10, SKS Assault Rifle

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A father and son and a third man have been arrested in Ventura County for allegedly stealing "two assault rifles, a dozen other firearms and more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition" during an Ojai home burglary in early April, reports LA Now.

The cache of weapons, which included an AR-10 and a SKS assault rifle with a high-capacity magazine, had been legally purchased and stored in a gun safe, which sheriff’s officials believe the suspects took to a Ventura welding fabrication shop to be cut open.

According to police, 41-year-old Brian Teasdale, an alleged associate of the Hells Angels, and his 18-year-old son Nikolas were arrested on Wednesday, reports LA Now. 39-year-old Anthony Lindsey, a felon convicted on narcotics and weapons charges, was arrested on Friday during a search of his home.

The Teasdales are each charged with first-degree residential burglary, Brian Teasdale is also was charged with two counts of unlawful transfers of firearms, and Lindsey faces additional charges involving "a felon possessing a firearm, and possessing a firearm while in possession of methamphetamine," reports LA Now. All but one rifle has been recovered, according to authorities.