Pinal County Sheriff's Office Would Like Its Automatic Rifle, Glock Pistol, and Taser Back

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The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is short one of these bad boys right now, as well as a Taser and a Glock pistol.
A sergeant with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office does not have his automatic rifle, pistol, or Taser after the weapons were stolen out of his vehicle yesterday morning.

The Colt M-16A1 automatic rifle, Taser X-26 and its loaded cartridge, as well as Glock 27 pistol with a magazine were stolen out of the sergeant's unmarked Sheriff's Office car around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday while it was parked in front of his house in Casa Grande.

Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman Elias Johnson tells New Times the sergeant did just about everything right except park the car in his garage, although the sergeant's home may not actually have a garage.

Johnson says just about every deputy has weapons in his or her car, adding that it could extend response times if deputies took all their gear from their cars every night.

Crimes like this apparently aren't quite a rarity in law enforcement, as Johnson says his car was just broken into in September, although he didn't have weapons in the trunk.

Even though the car was unmarked, whoever broke into the car probably knew what he was getting into, since the inside still looks like a law enforcement vehicle, Johnson says.

Additionally, having the key is just about the only way to open the trunk to these vehicles, as whoever broke into the car probably gained access to the trunk by ripping out the rear seats, Johnson says.

The priority for the Sheriff's Office, as you can imagine, is to recover the weapons so they don't end up causing a crime scene, and Johnson says they'd also like to catch whoever did it.

In addition to stealing the guns from a law enforcement officer, Johnson notes that the other poor decision in stealing the guns is that all the serial numbers are documented, so selling the weapons to a pawn shop or other store would lead to a pretty quick arrest.

"I don't think a lot of people are that stupid to steal weapons from a law enforcement vehicle," Johnson says.

If you feel like turning the guy in, or know anything about it, you can get a reward by letting the Casa Grande Police Department or the Pinal County Sheriff's Office know.


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davetheman
davetheman

Why does he need more guns, maybe he'll shoot illegals just to prove his point. Next time there is a forum I will show up with the picture he put on facebook and let people see what he really is, a gay skumbag.

charlie_oscar
charlie_oscar

The DOJ and Phoenix ATF lost a TRACTOR TRAILER load of these weapons...

Just
Just

Barney Fife and his nitiwts continue to make a mockery of law enforcement, but, since this is Arizona, I guess few care, thank goodness I don't live in that backwater county, bad enough to be in maricopa with a old fool running a side show.

Factual52
Factual52

Very easy solution, it's called a loud assed alarm. It would take about 15-30 minutes for a tech to hook it up to activate the siren. I notice nothing was mentioned about an alarm sounding or being by-passed. This seems pretty irresponsible to me. Now there are more weapons floating around God only knows where and courtesy of the PCSO. Take home vehicles=alarmed vehicles, it's not rocket science.

slippery mike
slippery mike

have you priced any gun latley?
this guy should be at least demoted to studboi's boot polisher!

Loami
Loami

has been recovered and bad guys are in jail

jb
jb

Hmmm, let's see . At 4:30 in the morning, my guess would be that most people are sleeping. I suppose cops are supposed to have some sort of special hearing in which they should be able to hear this going on. And the only the that the  idiots "scored" was a trip to the big house as according to the news, the gun has been recovered and the morons are in jail..

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Ripping out the backseats to gain access into the trunk takes both time and manpower. It amazes me that while this was going on for who knows how long it takes to rip out the backseats. The Sgt. inside still did not noticed any suspicious activity, such as noises outside from the vehicle where seats where being ripped out.

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Semi auto or full auto? -makes a difference.

guest
guest

I'll take our Barneys over living near people with your mentality any day of the week

Trinia
Trinia

Yes, Slippery Mike, lets punish the cop for be burglarized. Remember that next time someone steals something from you. You're  an idiot

Rangeishot
Rangeishot

Actually that is not right... A "machine gun" shoots small caliber ammo (9mm, 45 acp)unlike the rifle .556,(223) 308, 7.62

Factual52
Factual52

Makes absolutely NO difference if you know what you are doing. Very easy conversion.

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