Second break-in within weeks reported at Centralia Buchheit store

CENTRALIA — Centralia police responed late Wednesday night to an alarm call at Buchheit’s on West McCord.

According to Police Chief Brian Atchison, upon their arrival officers discovered forced entry to a window on the west side of the foyer, no entry was made to the store itself. 

Atchison says it appears the subject threw a rock through the window to gain entry to the foyer, but did not enter the store itself.  It also appears no items were taken from the foyer.

This would be the second break-in to the store in just over two weeks, and the third since the store opened for business in Centralia.

The last break-in was in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 11.

Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison said at the time that forced entry had been made through the front doors of the store and that several long guns had been taken.

A 2014 break-in to the Centralia Buchheit’s store at its previous location resulted in the theft of 40 firearms and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition were stolen.

Dakota Moss, of Centralia, was sentenced September 11, 2015, to more than 20 years in federal prison for committing that burglary. A juvenile accomplice was prosecuted separately in state court.

Thirty-eight of the stolen firearms were eventually recovered by law enforcement officials.