Millersville: Stolen AR15 Police Rifle RECOVERED

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AR15 223 Semi Automatic brushmaster stolen from police car…

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Smokey Barn News
Monday April 13, 2015
Millersville, Robertson County, Middle Tenn.

Millersville: Stolen AR15 Police Rifle RECOVERED AR15 

Back on March 24th Smokey brought you the news about a police issued AR15 rifle that was stolen from a Millersville police vehicle. Between the hours of 10:00pm, March 22 and 8:26 am, March 23, 2015 someone burglarized the Millersville Police patrol car while it was parked in the Mansker Farms area in Hendersonville.

police Chevy TahoeThe burglar was able to make entry into the vehicle without causing any damage. An AR15 223 Semi Automatic brushmaster stored in the rear deck of the fully marked Chevy Tahoe (like the one pictured right) was stolen in the burglary, according to Millersville police Chief David Hindman.

Within a short time information was developed leading Detectives to believe the stolen weapon was discarded into Old Hickory Lake. On April 09, 2015 the Sumner County Emergency Management Agency aided in a search for the stolen property on Old Hickory Lake in Gallatin, TN.

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PHOTO Courtesy: Sumner County Jail

The stolen weapon was recovered from the bottom of the lake in a shallow fishing area. On April 10, 2015 Jonathon D. Boone, age 26 was taken into custody without incident and charged with Theft over $1000 and Burglary to a Vehicle. Boone was transported to Sumner County Jail and a bond set at $5000.

Detectives have not located evidence of any electronic device allowing Boone to defeat the vehicle’s entry system. Anyone with information regarding this or other crimes is asked to contact the Hendersonville Police Department at 615-822-1111 or the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers tipline at 615-573-5400.

Back in July of 2013, a Greenbrier police car was broken into and an AR15 Semi Automatic rifle and ammunition were taken. The cruiser was parked at the officers home at Piccadilly Apartments on Windsor Green Boulevard in Goodlettsville, TN which is in Davidson county. In that case the front passenger side window was broken out to gain access to the trunk where the weapon was stored.  Several other police cruisers were being burglarized around that same time in Nashville back in 2013.

Within a three day period back in 2013, five Metro Police vehicles, one Davidson County Sheriff’s Office car, one Metro Parks Police car and one Greenbrier Police car were burglarized while parked in various Davidson County neighborhoods. Some weapons and assorted other law enforcement equipment were taken. Full Story. The investigation back in 2013 led to the recovery of some of the equipment but no suspects in this Sunday’s burglary have been identified.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

For Smokey’s original story on the Millersville weapon click here.

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