Guns belonging to Chesterton police officer stolen

2013-05-09T19:15:00Z 2013-05-10T00:01:06Z Guns belonging to Chesterton police officer stolenStan Maddux Times Correspondent
May 09, 2013 7:15 pm  • 

A Chesterton police officer had his department issued firearm stolen in an apparent burglary at his Michigan City area home.

According to LaPorte County Police, officers Wednesday were called to the home of Larry Powell who lives a few miles outside of the Michigan City corporate limits.

Powell told officers he was changing clothes in his bedroom when he noticed his department issued Smith and Wesson revolver no longer in his dresser drawer, according to police.

Powell also said he always places the gun in the same place underneath some T-shirts every time he returns home from work.

A rifle belonging to his grandfather was also removed from underneath the bed, police said.

According to police, there were no signs of forced entry.

Powell told investigators only a few family members know where the guns were kept.

According to police, Powell was also a victim of a burglary at his home in March.

He has been on the Chesterton Police Department for more than 15 years.

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