facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Stolen police car found, gun, uniform gone

Dec. 2, 2009 at 2:40 PM   |   Comments

CORNWALL, Ontario, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An investigation was under way Wednesday by provincial police in eastern Ontario after an unmarked police car was stolen and a gun was found missing.

The 2005 Chrysler Sebring cruiser was taken from the driveway of an unidentified female Ontario Provincial Police officer's home near Cornwall early Tuesday, the Cornwall Standard Freeholder reported.

The officer, who works in a special unit, said she awoke around 1:30 a.m. and realized someone had broken into the house and stolen the car keys.

The car was found abandoned later in the day, but a lockbox in the trunk containing a .40 caliber Sig Sauer firearm, body armor and an OPP uniform were missing, the report said.

Inspector Dave Springer said while it appears the break-in was random, but serious nonetheless.

"It's a major issue," said Inspector Dave Springer. "We're working very closely with criminal investigators, a forensics unit and Cornwall police."

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Los Angeles bakery delivers marijuana-infused pizzas Los Angeles bakery delivers marijuana-infused pizzas
2
'Stay of execution' for bird living in store 'Stay of execution' for bird living in store
3
Scottish Grindr user employs hookup app to cheat strict U.K. exit polling ban Scottish Grindr user employs hookup app to cheat strict U.K. exit polling ban
4
Circuit breaker thief identified from CCTV footage Circuit breaker thief identified from CCTV footage
5
Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks Irish man called officer 'gay,' exposed buttocks
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback