New Jersey Teens Accused in Revolutionary War Weapon Theft

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J.-- Two New Jersey teens are accused of stealing more than a dozen American Revolutionary War weapons from a museum marking the spot where George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River.

State Police say a power outage caused by Hurricane Irene disabled the alarm system at Washington Crossing State Park. All the stolen artifacts were recovered.

Eighteen-year-old Timothy Davis-Napier and a 17-year-old, whose name was not released, are charged with burglary and theft.

Acting State Police Capt. Frank Davis tells The Times of Trenton he doesn't know how they knew the alarm was compromised during the Aug. 30 break-in.

The park marks where Washington and the Continental Army landed on Christmas 1776, a first move in the Battle of Trenton that was a turning point in the war.