BOSTON — Editor's note: The video above is from June 2018 when the guns were stolen.
Maine State Police say a rifle stolen nearly two years ago from a trooper's parked cruiser was recovered over the weekend in Boston.
The AR-15 was recovered by Boston Police as part of an investigation in the city. The department-issued rifle, along with a handgun, was stolen in June of 2018 from Trooper Jonathan Russell's cruiser which was parked in the driveway of his home in Norway.
The handgun was recovered a short time later and was not owned by State Police or the trooper, but had been seized in an investigation State Police charged a Massachusetts man last year with the theft of the guns.
James Burns, 24, was arrested in Fall River, MA, and later pled guilty.