BROOKINGS – Brookings Police took reports of two firearms stolen from vehicles over the weekend.
The first, a 1911 Springfield .45 pistol valued at $850, was reported stolen at 6:48 a.m. Saturday, Lt. Marci Gebers said. It was taken from a vehicle in the 900 block of Brooklawn Drive between 9 p.m. Friday and the time of the report Saturday. The owner was unsure if the vehicle was locked, but there were no signs of forced entry.
The second gun, a .22 Jennings pistol valued at $82, was reported stolen at 1:07 p.m. Sunday. Gebers said it was taken from a vehicle in the 200 block of Fifth Avenue between 5 p.m. Saturday and 7:55 a.m. Sunday. There were signs of forced entry to that vehicle, along its door frame.
The second pistol was found by kids at Medary Elementary park, along with other items, including alcohol. The juveniles told a parent, who contacted law enforcement and turned in the gun and alcohol.
Gebers reminded residents to lock their vehicles and to not leave valuables inside them.
“If you do happen to find a handgun, or if your kids locate a handgun, don’t touch it. Just call law enforcement so we can collect it. A reminder for parents to let their kids know to just contact an adult and/or law enforcement,” Gebers said.
Gebers said there are no suspects in the thefts at this time.
If anyone has information about these cases, contact Brookings Police at 692-2113, contact Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting www.brookingsareacrimestoppers.com or call 692-STOP (7867).