Newport News Police arrest suspect accused of stealing firearms from gun store

Posted at 10:43 AM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 10:59:48-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department have made an arrest after a recent burglary from a business.

According to police, at approximately 2:34 a.m. on Friday, officers responded to Tacticool Firearms at 9913 Warwick Blvd. in reference to a burglary alarm.

Upon arrival, officers saw that a front window of the business had been shattered. Further investigation revealed that at approximately 2:31 a.m., an unknown suspect with a tall, thin build, wearing dark clothing and a mask, smashed the window and entered the business.

On December 10, around 12:04 a.m., 20-year-old Isaiah Justin Johnson was arrested in connection with the investigation. Johnson was arrested in the 800 block of 21st Street and turned over to the custody of the Newport News City Jail. He is charged with one count each burglary and buy/receive stolen goods.

Further investigation revealed that the vehicle Johnson was operating was reported stolen on December 1, from the area of 33rd Street and Washington Avenue. He was charged with one count grand larceny, in addition to the burglary charges.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the anonymous Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous tip online at