Bedford Police Make Arrests in Burglary at Cosner's Guns
BEDFORD - (January 13, 2022) - Following a joint investigation between the Bedford Police Department and ATF’s Columbus Field Division, 5 individuals are now in custody related to the burglary and theft of firearms from Cosner’s Gun and Knife Shop in Bedford, Indiana.
Around 2:00 AM on January 11, 2022, Bedford Police Officers responded to Cosner’s store for an alarm at the business. Officers found damage to the front door and a display case inside that was smashed with guns missing, and the Detective Division was contacted to investigate.
During the investigation, Detectives received several tips with possible suspects. While exploring these tips along with ATF Agents, reliable information was obtained identifying the three individuals seen in the store video footage. Search warrants were obtained for several residences within Bedford, which were executed by the Bedford Police Department SWAT Team. Individuals within the homes were detained and questioned in reference to the burglary. Upon searching the residences, multiple firearms were located that were determined to have been stolen from Cosner’s store.
The individuals involved in the burglary were identified as Calvin Levi Johnson, 19, Bedford, and two juvenile males, 15, also from Bedford. Johnson is being held on preliminary charges including Burglary and Theft of a Firearm.
Ian Canfield, 19, Bedford, was arrested in connection with the burglary and held on preliminary charges including Assisting a Criminal. One juvenile male, 16, Bedford, was also arrested for possession of the stolen firearms.
The Bedford Police Department and ATF’s Columbus Field Division, with the generous assistance of the Indiana State Police and Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office, have recovered a majority of the stolen firearms so far.