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Handgun stolen from OPP detachment

Postby Thomas » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:19 am

SIMCOE - A detective has been called in to investigate the theft of a handgun from the Norfolk detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police.

The Sig Sauer P229, with ammunition clip, went missing from a secure area of the detachment sometime between March 6 and March 14.

Insp. Zvonko Horvat, chief of the Norfolk OPP, was asked about the missing sidearm early Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m not in a position to comment on that,” Horvat said. “There has been no media release put out on that and I don’t know where you’re getting your information from.”

A few hours later, the OPP issued a news release saying the firearm was taken from “a locked gun box within the detachment.”

The investigation has been turned over to acting Detective Insp. David Robinson of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch. Sgt. David Rektor, head of communications for the OPP in Western Region, did not return phone calls Tuesday.

Peter Hellyer of Simcoe, chair of the Norfolk Police Services Board, was unaware that an investigation was underway.

“Obviously, it’s quite concerning,” he said. “It’s an internal security breach and it’s being treated as a criminal offence. It’s a very odd thing. If they’re convinced it’s theft, they have a big HR (human resources) problem on their hands.”

Sig Sauer firearms are manufactured at a 200,000-square-foot facility in Newington, New Hampshire. The Sig Sauer website says the P229 is carried in the United States by “officers with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs, the U.S. Coast Guard and many other federal agencies.” The suggested retail price, with two ammunition clips, is US$1,200.

A recent Sig Sauer catalogue says the P229, Standard Issue, is “Dedicated to protect and serve. Just like the men and women who carry it. The P229 met rigorous military and law enforcement standards to become the undisputed choice of those who defend our nation’s borders and streets.”

The Norfolk OPP asks anyone with information about the theft to contact the force at 1-888-310-1122. Callers also have the option of contacting Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg at 1-800-222-8477.

Callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for a maximum award of $2,000 for information that helps solve a crime. Callers to Crime Stoppers do not speak to a police officer and do not have to testify in court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display.

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OPP investigating theft of officer’s handgun

Postby Thomas » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:20 am

NORFOLK The provincial police says the Criminal Investigation Branch has been called in following the theft of an OPP issued handgun from the Norfolk OPP detachment.

Police say that the Sig Sauer P229 handgun and ammunition magazine was stolen from a locked gun box within the detachment sometime between March 6 and March 14.

Acting Det. Insp. Dave Robinson of the Criminal Investigation Branch is conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact the OPP or Crime Stoppers.

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Hunt continues for stolen OPP gun

Postby Thomas » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:57 pm

The hunt for a sidearm that went missing from the Norfolk detachment of the OPP continues.

The Sig Sauer P229, with ammunition magazine, went missing from a secure area of the detachment sometime between March 6 and March 14. Inspector Detective David Robinson of the OPP’s Criminal Investigations Branch has been assigned to the case. He remains on the trail.

“It should be evident that we are taking this very seriously,” Sgt. David Rektor, head of the OPP’s communications bureau in Western Region, said Wednesday. “The investigation is ongoing and that’s all I can comment on at this point. The Inspector Detective is pulling out all the stops. We’d like to retrieve the weapon – find out where it’s at.”

The P229 is a popular sidearm with law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States. A P229 with two ammunition magazines retails for about US$1,200. A news release March 18 said the gun was taken from “a locked gun box within the detachment.”

The Norfolk OPP asks anyone with information about the theft to contact the force at 1-888-310-1122. Callers also have the option of contacting Crime Stoppers of Haldimand, Norfolk and Tillsonburg at 1-800-222-8477.

Callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for a maximum award of $2,000 for information that helps solve a crime. Callers to Crime Stoppers do not speak to a police officer and do not have to testify in court. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display.

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Re: Handgun stolen from OPP detachment

Postby Thomas » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:28 pm

SIMCOE - The investigation into a missing gun at the Norfolk OPP detachment is continuing, say police.

“It’s still very high on our radar and it is an issue we want a resolution to,” said Sgt. Dave Rektor, head of the OPP’s communications bureau for the Western Region.

OPP investigators were called in after a Sig Sauer P229 with ammunition magazine went missing from a locked gun box at the detachment sometime between March 6 and March 14.

The Sig Sauer is a popular sidearm with law enforcement officers in North America.

Inspector Detective David Robinson of the OPP’s Criminal Investigation Branch is heading up the investigation.

If you know anything about the missing gun, police ask you call them at 1-888-310-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to www.helpsolvecrime.com.

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Gun investigation ongoing

Postby Thomas » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:09 am

The investigation into a police handgun stolen from a locked box at the Norfolk OPP detachment is continuing.

The Sig Sauer P229 with ammunition clip went missing from the detachment sometime between March 6 and March 14 of this year.

The OPP’s criminal investigation branch was called in, but “we have nothing further to report,” said Sgt. Dave Rektor, head of communications for the OPP’s West Region.

The Sig Sauer, said Rektor, is one of the types of guns issued to OPP officers to use while on duty.

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