The Brentwood Police Department said Tuesday that two people were arrested during a theft in-progress at a local business over the weekend. The arrest included the recovery of a firearm.
According to Police, Samantha Upchurch (37 year old Antioch resident) and Brian Tolen (42 year old Concord resident) had left Michaels with stolen items, walking in separate directions in the shopping center.
During the investigation, officers located a gun with a scratched off serial number, burglary tools, pepper spray and equipment used to retrieve credit card information. Officers also confirmed that Tolen was on parole for burglary.
Police said the firearm was not used during this crime and no one was injured.
Upchurch and Tolen were arrested without incident, transported to county jail and booked on numerous charges, including felon in possession of a firearm, grand theft, unlawful possession of pepper spray and possession of burglary tools.