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New Jersey cop who was spotted sleeping in patrol car now loses loaded gun

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by deen_ad, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Brings to mind the old question "Are you stoned? Or just stupid?"
     
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  3. good2eat

    good2eat Great NW Member

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    Is his last name Fife? Maybe they should require him to keep his bullet in his shirt pocket......what a moron.
     
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  4. dtcgc32

    dtcgc32 central oregon Member

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    " "It's not a sign of him being careless," Alterman added. "It was an accident. Nobody intentionally loses a weapon."

    It's not a sign of him being careless???:huh: he lost his service pistol how much more careless can you get??
    What an idiot!!! He should be fired immediately.
     
  5. soulrider

    soulrider Aloha/Beaverton Member

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    about like the portland cop a couple years ago that left an AR on the trunk of his patrol car in downtown.... lol
     
  6. soulrider

    soulrider Aloha/Beaverton Member

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    Sorry Seattle police officer. oops my mistake
     
  7. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    A few years ago wasn't there a female state police detective who lost her department issued Glock? I think it happened in Portland. Wonder what ever happened to her.......
     
  8. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Didn't she leave it in a hospital bathroom?
     
  9. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Or then there's Seattles police chief that had his handgun stolen out of his car in downtown Seattle. Still missing too.
     
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    Mrand55 Salem Member

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    Not to defend the guy, but the guy who dropped his in the theatre in Tillamook got charged with something and these cops are losing their service weapons with seemingly no reprecussions. Ruling class gets a pass again.
     
  11. fd15k

    fd15k Tigard,OR Well-Known Member

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    I believe he got charged for failing to report the loss, not for the fact of loosing it.
     
  12. Mrand55

    Mrand55 Salem Member

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    Ah, my mistake, thanks for the correction
     
  13. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe there is any legal requirement to report the loss. Didn't they charge him with something like creating a public danger? Not sure so someone will be along with the correct info I'm sure.
     
  14. dtcgc32

    dtcgc32 central oregon Member

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    He was charged. double standard anyone this is from Koin Local 6 news

    A 61-year-old man who left a loaded handgun inside a movie theater, later found by a seventh
    grader, has been charged.

    The Tillamook County Court confirms that Gary Warren Quackenbush faces one count of recklessly
    endangering another person, a class A misdemeanor. Quackenbush has also had his concealed
    weapons permit revoked.

    During a class trip Wednesday morning to see “The Hobbit,” a 12-year-old student found the
    semi-automatic Beretta handgun underneath a seat. It was loaded, with a round in the chamber
    and the safety off. Authorities were notified immediately and no one was injured.

    Quackenbush said the gun accidentally fell out of his holster during a showing of “The Hobbit”
    the night before. He claims he attempted to call the Coliseum Theater late Tuesday night after
    realizing he had lost the gun. According to Tillamook police, after no one answered the phone,
    he drove to the theater Wednesday morning in the hopes that it had been placed in
    lost-and-found. By the time he arrived, police were already on scene.

    He allegedly told police it never occurred to him to contact law enforcement to report the gun missing.

    Quackenbush’s arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 31.
     
  15. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Keep watch to see what happens to these like what 4 officers and the movie goer. Please report what ya find.

    I bet'cha there will be a very noticeable double standard.
     
  16. Just Me

    Just Me Peoples Republik of Oregon Active Member

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    Just keep in mind that they are in different jurisdictions so it won't be the same people deciding their fate.
     
  17. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I found this interesting....Cop forgets rifle on trunk of patrol car


    "Whitcomb would not speculate as to whether either officer would face discipline, but according to the Police Department's policy manual, officers are required to inspect patrol vehicles before use.

    He said it is a violation of the department policies to leave a weapon unattended, but not a criminal violation."
     
  18. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I guess its a criminal violation for a citizen in Tillamook.
     
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    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Double standards?....Oregon State Police detective loses gun at Emanuel hospital in Portland | OregonLive.com

    "It's the mysterious case of the Glock that took a walk.

    The mystery began on Wednesday afternoon when an Oregon State Police detective visited the intensive care unit at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland while following up on an investigation.

    The detective, whose name has not been released for reasons that soon will become clear, took a potty break in a unisex restroom."

    As far as I know her name was never released. Why?
     
  20. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Another news report on the same incident...Trenton Cop Caught Sleeping on the Job in 2012 Now Loses Gun

    "At 3 a.m., Takach had finished his shift and returned to the West Precinct substation at 660 Artisan Avenue.

    From there, Takach gathered his gun and other personal belongings in the rear cargo area of his personal vehicle. Takach then proceeded to drive approximately 30 miles to his home in Marlton. According to police sources who requested anonymity, Takach apparently left his gun on the rear bumper and then drove off, with the gun landing in the substation parking lot.

    When Takach returned home, he realized his weapon was missing and notified Sgt. Steve Wilson. At 4 a.m., Wilson alerted Officers Noel Santiago and Michael Schiaretti III about the missing gun and the two officers began searching the substation, surrounding area and the partol car Takach was using that night. When they did not recover the weapon, Wilson requested the assistance of Officer Timothy Miller and his K-9 Partner, Roy.

    Roy, who was trained to sniff for explosives, did not locate the gun in the station or surrounding area. During the course of the search, Takach returned to the substation and he was joined by Santiago and Schiaretti in a drive retracing his path out of the city while carefully looking for the gun. The officers drove from the substation to city limits. The search was fruitless.

    As of press time, the weapon has not been recovered. "