STAMFORD — A Harrison, New York man was arrested for allegedly allowing four guns to be stolen out of his open pickup truck in Stamford last May.

Greg Hardesty, 45, turned himself in to police Tuesday and was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment. He was released after he posted a $2,500 court-appearance bond.

Capt. Richard Conklin said the arrest involved the probable theft of four guns, a .40-caliber Springfield semiautomatic pistol, a .45-caliber Springfield semiautomatic pistol, a .380-caliber semiautomatic Accu-Tek pistol and a 12-gauge Remington 870 shotgun.

Hardesty told police he had been ordered on Sept. 23 by a New York judge to turn in his firearms after being charged with an offense that happened in that state. In order to comply, he came to Stamford to retrieve the guns that he thought he put into a West Main Street storage space four months earlier. When he was unable to find the weapons in the locker, he immediately went to police headquarters and reported them stolen.

Hardesty told police that while he was bringing the guns and other items to the storage area in May, he made two quick stops to Home Depot and Shoprite. While there, he said the guns and the other personal items had been left in a box in the back of his open pickup truck. Hardesty told police the guns were in a box marked “guns” and must have been stolen at that time.

Conklin said Hardesty reported that some power tools of his had also been stolen. Upon reporting that the guns had been stolen, police seized his carry permit and sent it off to state police.

After the case was investigated by officer Richard Vetter, an arrest warrant was issued in Hardesty’s name.

“We would have hoped there would have been more thought given to storing those guns and not leaving them in the open bed of his pickup,” Conklin said.