Print

News >> Browse Articles >> Crime News

-12

Glocks, Ammunition Stolen From Deputy's Locked Vehicle

Marco News via YellowBrix

April 30, 2010

NAPLES, FL — The Collier County sheriff’s deputy’s unmarked car that was robbed on Tuesday and had several weapons, including two Glock pistols and a Taser, stolen from inside, was locked at the time of the burglary and remained locked after the burglary.

There were no signs of forced entry — broken windows, pried open doors, said Sgt. Brian Sawyer of the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division in North Naples. How the burglar or burglars got inside the vehicle, and why they targeted it in the first place remains a mystery.

“The vehicle was initially locked by (the deputy),” Sawyer said. “When he returned, it appeared to still be locked, but the items were stolen from his vehicle.”

The burglary occurred sometime between about 5:50 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., while the car was parked at the Greater Naples YMCA, 5450 YMCA Road. The name of the deputy, who was off duty at the time of the burglary, was not released because he works in an undercover capacity, Sawyer said.

According to an incident report, the thief or thieves made off with a $600 Glock semiautomatic pistol, a $550 Glock semiautomatic pistol, a $75 holster, a $400 Taser, a $90 Taser cartridge, a $1,000 bullet proof vest, a $500 digital camera, a $50 folding knife, two pairs of $40 handcuffs, a $10 handcuff key, a key chain with personal photos, a $10 key for a gas pump, a $120 back pack, and about $650 worth of ammunition, including seven magazines for an M-16 rifle.

Two of the stolen items were not released for “tactical considerations,” Sawyer said. Most of the stolen items belonged to the deputy, but some of it is Sheriff’s Office property.

“It was secured inside the vehicle,” Sawyer said. “Most, if not all, would not be in ready view from the public.”

The suspects “neatly searched” the vehicle, and the deputy’s demeanor was listed as “upset,” according to the incident report.

Sawyer said that there didn’t initially appear to be anything that the deputy did wrong, but he said the Sheriff’s Office “evaluates any situation that occurs to better improve” practices. The Sheriff’s Office hasn’t identified any defined threats against the community because of the stolen items, although Sawyer said any weapons taken in an illegal fashion cause concern.

“We have not made any arrests,” Sawyer said. “We are following up on whatever leads come in, and we are asking for the public’s and the media’s help in providing us with any information that may be relevant for this incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (239) 252-9300, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).


-12
  • Evgeni_nabokov_max50

    skascooter007

    over 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    this story is kind of fishy

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50

    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    People are wondering how he could have that many items worth so much money, well one of my h&k 91a's is valued at about $4000.00 alone, so............ but the vest costing a grand? I hope this turns out good for the good guys, the Leo as well as I am sure he is being looked at hard.

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50

    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4974 Comments

    DLR! Doesn't Look Right!

  • Pug_max600_max50

    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    A duplicate key can be gotten if you know the key code and VIN number. A $100 and someone who works for the car dealership or just a good master cut down key. Lots of ways to get that car opened. A lock box in the trunk works best to keep crooks out of your "stuff".

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    EnrouteWith1

    over 4 years ago

    78 Comments

    Hmmmm.........something isn't right here. I hope I'm wrong.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I'm curious why this arsenal of weapons were left in the vehicle in the first place. Not saying he had any other place to put them since he was parked at a YMCA...but the story sugguests that the weapons were laying readily out in the open in plain view. Depending on the type of vehicle, a key-less code sniffer could have been used, the doors could have been picked (not too terribly difficult to do) or the good 'ol fashioned minimal force popping the lock by prying back the door with a wedge could have been done. Either way, I sugguest that the Sheriff's Office look into another way of securing such weapons in ANY vehicle. What concerns me most is the ballistic vest that has gone missing.

  • Ba_old_glory_max50

    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    43828 Comments

    Too late, already in the wrong hands. How could this happen? No sign of forced entry!! Key or remote perhaps?

  • 2-8-07_002_max50

    jprs89

    over 4 years ago

    516 Comments

    over 4K in all, this really makes me wonder how no one noticed this happen..........

  • Patch_max50

    rcs2052

    over 4 years ago

    182 Comments

    That is alot of "toys" to lose, not gonna be cheap.

  • Bayou_032_max50

    UNIT111D

    over 4 years ago

    478 Comments

    money is hard to come by these days I hope he recovers his property or it was insured.

  • Img00177_max50

    NCSO614

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Hopefully LEO's catch the person(s) responsible for this quickly. The sad part is, the items have probably already been sold or traded for dope.

  • Cars---mater-02_max50

    chrissanders

    over 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    Hope they catch the perps qiuckly and recover the weapons.

  • Img00074_max50

    HapkidoKa

    over 4 years ago

    1098 Comments

    A lot of strange things going on in the FL LE community right now. Hope this one gets resolved quick and those weapons get back into the right hands.

  • Images_max50

    OFFICER_K_CPD

    over 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    Sounds fishy to me, but hopefully it ends well.

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50

    Irishcop1961

    over 4 years ago

    51096 Comments

    Very strange.

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a criminal justice degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.

Recent Activity

Hanscon_park_2_2013_max30
SE851 commented on: "Todd", less than a minute ago.
Hanscon_park_2_2013_max30
SE851 commented on: "Scott Lewis", less than a minute ago.
Hanscon_park_2_2013_max30
SE851 commented on: "Tyler B", 1 minute ago.
Hanscon_park_2_2013_max30
SE851 commented on: "ncplum", 1 minute ago.
Hanscon_park_2_2013_max30
SE851 commented on: "Steve Austen", 1 minute ago.