A father and son were arrested recently after allegedly stealing handguns and $25,000 worth of jewelry from a Portsmouth residence.
David Welch, 41, of Bristol, and his son, Justin Welch, of Middletown, are both being charged with breaking and entering, and larceny.
The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on Dec. 26 on Mitchell's Lane. Portsmouth police say thieves broke into the home and stole jewelry and firearms. More than $25,000 in jewelry was reportedly stolen from the residence.
An investigation led to the father and son, according to police. A search of the father's home resulted in detectives finding several of the missing weapons and jewelry.
Portsmouth police issued arrest warrants for both men. Bristol police arrested David Welch on Thursday at his home. His son, Justin Welch, turned himself in at the courthouse on Thursday.