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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:38 am, Tue Jun 18, 2013.

A home near Medimont was broken into last week and approximately two dozen guns were reportedly stolen, according to a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office report.

The home, on South Willow Creek Road, was entered after the burglar or burglars smashed the handle of a metal door that led to the basement. A sledgehammer was found just outside the door.

The homeowner, who discovered the burglary Friday night, told investigators the hammer was left out front for splitting wood.

A bedroom window also was broken. There was evidence someone had tried to tie a window frame to a vehicle and pull it out.

The homeowner said he wasn't sure exactly how many guns were taken, at least until he completes an inventory of the guns he has at his primary residence in Coeur d'Alene.

He said approximately 25 guns were taken, including rifles and pistols, with an estimated value of more than $5,000.

"It appears the person who broke into the residence, broke in with the intent to steal guns," the report said.

Two chain saws, though, were also stolen, with an estimated value of $1,600.

Fingerprints were taken from glass panels on the gun cabinet which held the majority of the stolen guns.

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6 comments:

  • Joe D posted at 8:15 pm on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    Joe D Posts: 2511

    Spikey, because they want to....

     
  • The Simple Truth posted at 7:27 pm on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    The Simple Truth Posts: 563

    heh....proves the demographic that while fewer people are owning guns, those that do own them are buying them up in freakishly large numbers....fetishes are what they are, I guess

     
  • The Simple Truth posted at 7:26 pm on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    The Simple Truth Posts: 563

    heh....proves the demographic that while fewer people are owning guns, those that do own them are buying them up in freakishly large numbers....fetishes are what they are, I guess

     
  • Spikey posted at 12:40 pm on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    Spikey Posts: 353

    Why does anyone need to have that many guns? And I'm not talking about the burglars here.

     
  • Joe D posted at 11:50 am on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    Joe D Posts: 2511

    Hey I've got an idea, how about all you thieves out there get jobs, so you can buy your own stuff....

     
  • kBled posted at 7:18 am on Tue, Jun 18, 2013.

    kBled Posts: 70

    Enjoy the additional, what, 5 or 10 years, that a weapons enhancement charge on Burglary carries? You thieves realize when you break into a house with a gun and God forbid there's someone there it's ARMED ROBBERY, not Burglary. That carries a much longer sentence.

     
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