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Author Topic: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner  (Read 882 times)

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Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« on: August 31, 2020, 02:56:27 PM »

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STAMFORD — A city man who had a gun stolen out of his unlocked car was charged by police last week with reckless endangerment after the loaded gun turned up in the hands of a juvenile male.

Lt. Tom Scanlon said that on July 30, Lockwood Avenue resident Andre Nelson, 36, went to police headquarters to report that a semiautomatic pistol had been stolen out of his car.

It was the second time his car had been entered this summer, Scanlon said.

Police got a call on the Crime Stoppers line three weeks after the gun was stolen that a minor was in possession of an illegal gun. At 3 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 police made a move on the suspect, a 17-year-old who was parked at the East Side McDonald’s on East Main Street.

Police found the stolen 9mm Glock semiautomatic pistol, loaded with 10 bullets, under the seat of the car the boy was sitting in.

“The message we want to get out, and it is a recurring message, is that people need to lock their cars. We continue to see cars that are unlocked being entered during the overnight hours,” Scanlon said. “Many people leave their key fobs in the vehicles and sometimes the cars are stolen as well. These are recurring themes and this is a recurring message. We are trying to get the message out that this is a crime of opportunity that is not slowing down.

Nelson was released after posting a $30,000 court appearance bond. No pleas has been made in the case.

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Stolen-Stamford-gun-brings-criminal-charge-to-15527697.php
 

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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2020, 03:35:46 PM »
I'm curious if you can be charged if you follow protocol for reporting it stolen, even if you secure  it per law.
 

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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2020, 03:48:37 PM »
I'm curious if you can be charged if you follow protocol for reporting it stolen, even if you secure  it per law.
The guy wasn't charged with violating the vehicle storage law instead he was charged with Sec. 53a-64. Reckless endangerment in the second degree. That makes me wonder if he did follow the law for storing the firearm and since they couldn't get him on the storage violation they found something else to get him on. (speculation of course) Stamford seems to be making it a point to charge people who have guns stolen from their vehicles. This is what, the second or third news article on it?
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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 04:35:17 PM »
That's like saying  it was stolen from your house you will still get arrested. What ever happened to those cops who had their firearms stolen from their car and issued vehicle? If they did not get this trumped up charge then I see this getting thrown out. 
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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 06:18:50 AM »
Unlocked car... second time it was entered this summer...

Wonder if he left his wallet on the dashboard?  Maybe don't keep a loaded gun in there?

Not defending the 17 year old future felon but damn, non-criminals need to have some fkn common sense.
 

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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2020, 09:20:35 AM »
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Not defending the 17 year old future felon but damn, non-criminals need to have some fkn common sense.


Hey!  Careful who you call a felon.  "Finders keepers"  Got it?




 
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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2020, 09:22:46 AM »
A crime victim is charged.

A criminal is not named.

What a commie shit hole state we live in.

 

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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2020, 11:14:47 PM »
That's like saying  it was stolen from your house you will still get arrested. What ever happened to those cops who had their firearms stolen from their car and issued vehicle? If they did not get this trumped up charge then I see this getting thrown out.

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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2020, 12:18:04 PM »
A crime victim is charged.

A criminal is not named.

What a commie shit hole state we live in.


Gotta love the anti-2A CT cops
 

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Re: Stolen Stamford gun brings criminal charge to owner
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2020, 07:04:25 AM »
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STAMFORD — A city man who reported that his Smith & Wesson pistol had been stolen out of his unlocked car was criminally charged with misdemeanor counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and unsafe storage of a firearm in a car, police said.

Tyler Burchard, 29, reported that his 9mm semiautomatic pistol had been stolen last week out of the unlocked center console of his unlocked car, which was parked overnight at his home on Soundview Avenue near Cummings Park, Capt. Richard Conklin said.


Gun owners must do more to keep weapons out of the wrong hands, Conklin said. Burchard was released after he posted $5,000 court appearance bond.

“We have to implore people to take more responsibility in these situations. He did not even lock his car,” Conklin said. “You have to take more responsibility if you own firearms to secure them properly so they do not fall into other people’s hands.”

If the doors had been locked to Burchard’s vehicle and the gun placed in an unlocked center console, he would only have been charged with improperly storing his weapon, Conklin said. Since 2019, guns left in vehicles must be locked in a container under state law.

Conklin said Burchard’s pistol permit was seized and sent to state police for revocation.

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/Police-Owner-of-stolen-gun-arrested-in-Stamford-15801548.php

« Last Edit: December 15, 2020, 07:06:51 AM by 32bttln »
 

 


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