A Meyersdale man has been charged with stealing guns and other items from two houses.
State police charged Todd Edward Short, 44, Olinger Street, with burglaries in Lincoln Township and Quemahoning Township on Dec. 20.
In the Lincoln Township case police said Short broke into a Belltown Road residence and removed a flat-screen television valued at $260, a 19-inch flat-screen television valued at $200 and a handgun. A value for the gun is not listed in court documents.
Short also broke into a Stoystown residence and removed a 55-inch flat-screen television valued at around $1,800, a Wii game system valued at $100, a 12-gauge shotgun valued at $2,416.50, a 12-gauge shotgun valued at $1,965.99 and a helmet with a camera valued at $300, police said.
Short took the guns to Gander Mountain and sold them Jan. 1.
In both cases he is facing theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief charges.
He was arraigned Thursday evening and placed on an unsecured bond in both cases.
One preliminary hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset. His second hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday before District Judge Susan Mankamyer in Boswell.