Search warrant nets stolen shotguns, 2 arrested

sheriffs warrant filePALMDALE – Four assault rifles, two shotguns, numerous rounds of ammunition and $5,000 in cash were stolen when thieves struck a home on the 37700 block of Boxthorn Street in Palmdale on March 6.

The following day, a traffic stop was conducted by a Palmdale unit, and one suspect was taken into custody for possessing two of the stolen assault rifles.

An Operation Safe Streets (OSS) gang detective was assigned the follow- up investigation and authored a three location search warrant.

This was done to identify other suspects, as well as attempt to locate the missing items.

In the evening hours of March 7, the warrants were served by Lancaster and Palmdale OSS Teams, as well as the Partners Against Crime (PAC) Unit from Palmdale Station.

During a search at one of the locations, all of the missing ammunition was located, as well as the two stolen shotguns and one additional stolen handgun, which was taken from a different burglary.

An additional suspect was also arrested for being one of the primary suspects from the original burglary.

The names of suspects were not immediately released due to further investigation.

(Information via press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.)

  8 comments for “Search warrant nets stolen shotguns, 2 arrested

  1. Bob
    March 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    These thieves did not legally purchase the weapons, so any registration or ban would not have mattered.

    They’d just import them supplying a black market for the cartels south of the border to get into.

    What we need to do is make is a mandatory 5-10 year sentence for a theft of a weapon. Instantly would stop most people not checking weapons before they bought them, buying them on the black market, or stealing them.

    • T-Bone
      March 12, 2013 at 6:24 am

      That 5-10yr Mandatory will only cause more overcrowding just like the Drug sentences. People didn’t stop selling drugs. Oh yeah, and that 25- Life stopped Murders too…Right! No one thinks they will get caught until they do. That is what keeps them doing it. The excitement and challenge of trying to get away with it. Think about it!

      • Rod Edmonds
        March 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm

        Murders in cities have declined by around 70% since the 90’s. There were as many as 2k murders ln Ny, chicago, and L.A then. Now 300 to 500 aprox. I recommend heavy sentencing for criminals caught with guns

        • T-Bone
          March 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm

          But in those Cities they are down because of more Focus and Police on the street, not longer sentences…That’s all you hear in the News, “Mayor puts more Cops in the neighborhoods that need it”…

          • Gladys
            March 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm

            Except in Lancaster, we hear “Mayor Spends $90,000 a Month for Eye In The Sky as Crime Rate Soars”.

  2. ed
    March 11, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Again we complement the police work done by the Sheriffs.
    Another reason for assault weapons registration.

    • Gladys
      March 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      …or ban on assault weapons.
      Good work LASD. These guys must have been booked on 3/8 or else they were juveniles.

  3. mint n chip
    March 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    What a nice neighborhood. NOT!!!
    Same one Christopher Flores was living on. Not a surprise what they found.

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