On February 24, 2022, when Burrillville police arrived at 1746 Tarkiln Road in response to a call for “shots fired,” they faced bullets whizzing within four feet of their heads.
This being the ninth time they had been to the home of Ronald Andruchuk, age 37, since November 2021, and cooperating with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) they secured a warrant to search the home.
TW: This video contains material that some viewers may find disturbing; neighbors record Andruchuk shooting into the woods, then bullets hit their home.
A “mind-boggling” cache of weapons
Although Chief Justice John J. McConnell Jr. was amazed at the arsenal uncovered, Andurchuk was released based on his “lack of criminal history, significant ties to the community, and employment.”
Investigators found 200 firearms, strewn all over the home and property he shares with his wife and three young children. Police also discovered “pounds and pounds” of ammunition, a flamethrower, ghost guns that he had made, and parts and kits for assembling ghost guns. It appears that none of the weaponry was stored properly.
Andruchuk was allegedly wearing a bulletproof vest, armed with four guns, and in possession of methamphetamine when he was arrested. In a federal criminal complaint, Andruchuk is charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, false statements in an application to purchase firearms, and causing false records to be kept by a federally licensed firearms dealer.