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Posted: 12/20/2003 6:02:00 PM EDT

www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2003/12/18/news/casper/47154e3c593bc18587256e000006a0dd.txt


Police chief finds missing gun

Evansville Police Chief Zach Gentile found his service pistol a day after he reporting it missing a week ago, according to Casper Police reports.

No criminal charges will be filed and the case is closed, according to police reports.

Gentile found his .357-caliber Smith and Wesson "duty weapon" in another Evansville police car, according to the reports.

He parked his car at the Village Inn restaurant at 350 S.E. Wyoming Blvd. about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, went inside for lunch, and an hour later noticed that the pistol was missing.

Gentile returned to Evansville, and then called Casper police about 12:50 p.m. to report the missing weapon

Gentile told police that his car door was locked both when he went into the restaurant and when he later returned to the car.

The pistol, valued at $600, was between the driver's seat and the radio console, and was slightly visible.

There were no signs of forced entry, no witnesses and no suspects, Baker said.

The offense was reported as an aggravated burglary because it involves a weapon, Baker said.




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