Two charged in August handgun theft

November 27, 2013

Two Southington residents were charged with stealing handguns from a safe at JATH Manufacturing.

Police arrested Gary York

Gary York

Gary York

Joanne Delfino

Joanne Delfino

, 38, and Joanne DelFino, 37, on Friday, Nov. 22. York was arrested at the Bristol Court while he was appearing on an unrelated charge and Delfino was taken into custody during a traffic stop.

According to police, in August four handguns of various makes and calibers were stolen from a safe in the office of JATH Manufacturing.  An investigation followed, which included the combined efforts of the Southington Police Narcotics Enforcement Team, Greater New Britain Shooting Task Force and the ATF.

As a result of these investigative efforts, arrest warrants were issued charging both York and Delfino with theft of a firearm and illegal possession of a pistol/revolver. Bond was set at $75,000.

York and Delfino are acquaintances of the owner of JATH Manufacturing and had access to the office area during the time of the thefts.

The stolen guns have not been located and this continues to be an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Southington Police Dept. / Officer John Marenholz at


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