Stolen NFA items

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Re: Stolen NFA items

Post by noname » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:53 pm

Your bad luck with stuff getting stolen reminded me I need to find my pictures showing serial numbers of my guns and cans. I had them on a CD and with moving that CD is who knows where. We were in our camper in the mountains for almost a year. My brain got foggy over which box held what for a small item like a CD.

I don't think I realized how all my stuff had a place in our former house. It might be on a corner shelf somewhere but I knew where stuff was at. If I move again it will be away feet first.

I got most gun stuff now in a 900 lb gun safe bolted to the floor but still a determined thief could make a haul of it. If the CD doesn't show up soon I'll have to take the time to take pictures again.

Home defense is a cheap, but dependable Hawk 982 pump 12 ga and an equally cheap, dependable 44 bulldog in hiddy holes on either end of our house. My wife has a Taurus Judge (would not recommend it for anything but buckshot) in her nightstand with buckshot. The rest of our guns are in the safe. I thought about putting a can on a hose gun but that would be the one a thief would find if we were not at home. No kids around. We have a monitored alarm system too but it takes at least 20 minutes for emergency services to get to our place.

My ears are still ringing from the last time I shot inside a house. I set a target on our back deck and shot through an open door from the opposite wall. I see these characters on TV shooting inside a house and a car and know it is fake from experience.
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Re: Stolen NFA items

Post by dellet » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:07 pm

John A. wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Stolen property is generally not returned until after the court proceedings. Until then, it isn't your property and is state evidence.
Since this was in Baltimore, my guess is the Glock spent more time in police custody than the thief. :shock:

Then again maybe it had a busy year on the streets and had more than one caretaker :x
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Re: Stolen NFA items

Post by John A. » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:03 am

^ That is true Dellet.
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Re: Stolen NFA items

Post by certifiable » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:17 am

dellet wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:07 pm
John A. wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Stolen property is generally not returned until after the court proceedings. Until then, it isn't your property and is state evidence.
Since this was in Baltimore, my guess is the Glock spent more time in police custody than the thief. :shock:

Then again maybe it had a busy year on the streets and had more than one caretaker :x
I didn’t take the best notes regarding dates going through this whole process but this is how it shook out...
8/6/16: gun stolen
9/26/17: contacted and informed that gun had been recovered
5/14/18: gun released as evidence by investigating Detective and ready to ship to local PD of my choice that is WILLING to accept shipment of the firearm
Sometime between 8/18 & 10/18 arrangements made with local WA PD to receive shipment and money order for shipment sent to BPD
4/30/19: contacted by Federal Way PD and informed they were in possession of the gun and would be 3-4 weeks to be processed by WA ballistics crime lab
9/19: local PD in possession and released to me

ETA: John A is correct, the gun would not be released from evidence until all appeals in the case were exhausted
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Re: Stolen NFA items

Post by blaster » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 am

at least you are getting your gun back. the last pistol I had stolen, (a CZ 85) was supposed to be returned to me but was taken out of the evidence room by BATF. the detective I spoke to didn't know why. I assume it was one of the guns sent to Mexico during the "fast & furious" fiasco. it is gone for good.
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Re: Stolen NFA items

Post by noname » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:41 pm

I just looked at your pictures again. Maybe you could make up the money going into the zip-tie business and selling the PD zip-ties. Even the mag got a zip-tie.
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Re: Stolen NFA items

Post by John A. » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:26 pm

blaster wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:01 am
at least you are getting your gun back. the last pistol I had stolen, (a CZ 85) was supposed to be returned to me but was taken out of the evidence room by BATF. the detective I spoke to didn't know why. I assume it was one of the guns sent to Mexico during the "fast & furious" fiasco. it is gone for good.
I believe that I'd be asking and to see the evidence log because any time an officer signs something out of evidence, they have to sign for it and then I wouldn't be so nice about letting them steal my property and would treat them no differently than I would any other person stealing it.
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