Marshall police investigate Monday gun theft

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Officers of the Marshall Police Department are investigating the theft of a half-dozen shotguns and rifles from two unlocked trucks parked on South Salt Pond Avenue early Monday evening, Jan. 20.

Missing are a Ruger bolt-action rifle, a .223-caliber semi-automatic rifle, a 30.06 rifle, a 20-gauge pump shotgun, a 28-gauge pump shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle.

Assistant Police Chief Dave Roscher said all six weapons were taken from the pickup trucks very shortly after the trucks were parked on the street. A gun case and binoculars were also stolen.

Several people in the area were searched following discovery of the theft.

Contact the police department at 660-886-7411 if you have any information regarding the incident.

Contact Kathy Fairchild at

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  • why was my comment deleted??? Sorry for asking a question wondering why somebody would have that many guns in a truck and leave it unlocked..... Should we feel sorry for them????

    -- Posted by local-A-rod on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 2:14 PM
  • I agree Arod. That's about as smart as leaving your car running to warm it up and then crying because it got stolen.

    -- Posted by gladileft87 on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 2:46 PM
  • The bottom line is that the guns and truck belong to this person and what gives someone else the right to get into this persons vehicle take his belongings out of his vehicle?? And every one of us has made some bad choice in our life's so what gives someone else the right to judge what someone else does?? I'm So sick of all the judgmental people out there..

    -- Posted by marshallmoresident on Wed, Jan 21, 2009, at 5:10 PM
  • marshallmoresident,

    Yes you are correct in saying that if the property doesn't belong to you, then you should not steal it. Reality bites and facts are this is not a perfect world. If it was a perfect world, everything would look like "Leave it to Beaver" perfect, there would be no law enforcement officals, and well life would suck. There will always be somebody that is lazy, perfectly able to get a job but doesn't want to, and steals what other people work hard for. Common sense should tell you to keep all serial numbers relating to expensive valuables especially firearms. So what is going to happen now if a gun which matches a description given above, is recovered in a homicide scene tomorrow... OPPS!

    -- Posted by para-chic on Thu, Jan 22, 2009, at 12:47 AM
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