Connecticut man arrested April 14 on firearm, criminal mischief charges

Published 10:03 am Monday, April 15, 2024

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A Connecticut man was arrested April 14 on firearm and criminal mischief charges, according ot the Atmore Police Department.


Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said in a release that Paul Greco, 45, of Wethersfield, Conn., was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property II, discharging a firearm into an unoccupied vehicle, criminal mischief II and criminal trespassing II.

McMann said on the night of the arrest, APD officers responded to the 600 block of Ewing Drive in reference to a burglary in progress.

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McMann said when officers arrived they contacted Greco.

“Greco was holding a handgun when the officers contacted him and claimed there were multiple people involved the burglary,” McMann said. “The officer disarmed Greco who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance as he was acting strangely.”
McMann added when officers ran a check of the handgun, it was discovered it had been allegedly stolen through the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (Ala.)

“The officers recovered multiple shell casings where Greco had shot into a couple of unoccupied vehicles,” he said.

Greco was then transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.