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Gun Reported Stolen in Dearborn Home Break-In

The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A Dearborn resident reported a break-in to his home on Sunday, according to Dearborn police reports.

A resident of an apartment on the 5100 block of Oakman Boulevard told police that he left his home around 4:30 p.m. to go to the gas station and returned a half hour later to find his door ajar.

A check under his mattress revealed that $150 in cash, a diamond ring and a handgun were all missing.

The resident told police that he had left the door unlocked when he went out, but did not know who might have committed the robbery.

He could not locate the serial number for the gun, which he said he had purchased in Pennsylvania.

For questions on this crime report, email dearborn@patch.com.

Lee Jacobsen January 31, 2013 at 04:34 AM
Using a low cost engraver ( $7.99) to mark the last 4 numbers of your driver's license # is very cheap proof to get any stolen items back. All the denials in the world can't win against such obvious proof. http://www.harborfreight.com/micro-engraver-98227.html
laplateau January 31, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Right again, Lee
Moe January 31, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Lap: For your information the local PD does not keep record of the serial no's of residents guns. Several years ago I had a few guns stolen in a break in, even though the guns were registered I had to provide the serial no's.
laplateau January 31, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Moe...whenever I have had purchased a new gun, I have to register it and supply the Dearborn Police Department with a form that gives all the information about the gun...certainly the serial number. The law says you have to do that. Did you ever go to the records department just down the hall from the front desk asking for that information? These are the people who would have that information. However, if you did not register it with the Dearborn Police Dept., but another, I can see why Dearborn would have no record. Perhaps you spoke with a rookie cop at the counter. That has happened to me many times, either when appearing in person about an issue, or over the phone. Even speaking to seasoned cops I am amazed that many officers don't have clue about procedures, and in many cases are very ignorant about the Dearborn Traffic Code. So, if ever you need information, don't stop with the first cop you speak with. Asking for the lieutenant on duty usually works for me.
Lee Jacobsen January 31, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Moe, The Dearborn police Dept keeps everything! I inquired about a form to purchase a firearm two years ago, (pre CPL) and they looked up my file and mentioned that I had last inquired in 1974! That is just a record of an inquiry. Imagine if it were a record of a firearm purchase. I am sure they would have it, but perhaps not. With a CPL (concealed pistol license) the need to get a form from the DPD each time you are thinking of purchasing a firearm is eliminated, as the govt has checked you out. A CPL is obtained by taking a one day class of training and firing 30 rounds, cost around $100, and $102 for a background check via the County Sherriff's dept. Figure 2-6 weeks depending on the county you are in.

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