Two League City teenagers are accused of breaking into a Westwood Drive home and stealing six guns, according to police records.
Police on Jan. 22 received a report from a man who said he found five guns in cloth cases in the bushes by his house, according to a probable cause affidavit from the League City Police Department.
The man’s 15-year-old son told him that a friend had posted on the social media site Snapchat about his home being burglarized just two blocks from where the guns were found, according to the affidavit.
The owner of the nearby home confirmed that rifles and a handgun had been stolen from his house, according to the affidavit.
The burglars got into the home through an unlocked screen window, according to the affidavit.
The man who found the guns told police his 17-year-old son had “recently been in trouble” and no longer lived at home, according to the affidavit. Police conducted more interviews and determined that the teen and a friend had not gone to school on the day of the burglary, according to the affidavit.
Police eventually contacted the 17-year-old and convinced him and the other teen to bring the handgun to the police department, according to the affidavit.
The affidavit does not say what the teenagers planned to do with the guns.
Tyler Tweeddale, 17, and Jonathan Wakefield, 17, both of League City, were arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation. Their bonds were set at $10,000 each.
Tweeddale was still in custody at the Galveston County jail on Thursday, according to jail records. Wakefield was no longer in custody.