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#1 key2thecup

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:47 PM

Police lose gun on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside


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Witnesses said they saw a man pick up the Sig Sauer handgun after the officer dropped it. (Vancouver Police Department)

Vancouver police have launched an intensive search for a police firearm after an officer lost the handgun in the city’s Downtown Eastside.
A Sig Sauer P226 pistol with the serial number U778210 was lost during a foot chase Wednesday afternoon near Oppenheimer Park, Const. Jana McGuinness said Thursday.
McGuinness said a man was seen by a witness picking up the firearm, but he has yet to come forward to police.
Anyone who finds the pistol should assume it is loaded and take every precaution to avoid touching it and immediately call 911, McGuinness said.
The firearm was lost in an incident that began around 3 p.m. PT Wednesday after two plainclothes officers saw a drug deal in the north lane of the 300 block of Cordova Street.
McGuinness said the gun was lost during a chase that followed and ended with the arrest of the suspect.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/05/24/bc-lost-police-firearem.html




Vancouver police bust drug deal, lose gun


A police officer lost his gun during a chase through Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Wednesday afternoon, sparking a widespread search in the troubled area.
A Sig Sauer P226 pistol was lost during a foot chase near Oppenheimer Park.
According to a witness, a man picked up the firearm but has yet to come forward to police.
Around 3 p.m. that day, two plainclothes police officers saw a drug deal in progress in the north lane of the 300-block Cordova Street.
As an officer approached the suspect, he fled across the park. The officer then gave chase along the 200 block of Dunlevy Street and into the 300 block of Jackson Avenue.


The suspect was taken into custody after he was found hiding in bushes. The arresting officer soon realized his gun had fallen out of its holster during the chase.
Police have now exhausted all avenues of investigation and are asking the public’s help.
If someone finds the gun, they should assume it is loaded and phone 911 immediately.

http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2012/05/24/19796876.html



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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

These things happen, but they're not getting it back without posting a reward.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:04 PM

If I found it I would trade it back to them for one of these:

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

Finders keepers, losers weepers.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:31 PM

I have a Sig P226.... but it's mine :P

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

Of all the places to lose a gun, that's probably the worst
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:27 PM

i have it, but i aint returning it :P

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:42 PM

somewhere out there jack bauer is shaking his head in disappointment

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 09:57 PM

facking rookie..this is how kids get killed. chasing some crackhead through a park losing his gun, it's probably been sold to a mexican on hastings and used in the drug trade. i love vancity.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:27 PM

You guys act like there is one gun in the city and now it is in the hands of a drug dealer.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:03 AM

The first part of the article said he dropped it. The second part said the gun fell out of the holster. So which is it?

Are we talking about the Keystone Cops here? How can you hold a gun and not realize thay you dropped it?

And how could the gun fall out of the holster because holsters have a strap that hold the gun in place.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:15 AM

This just triggered a mystery.


You guys act like there is one gun in the city and now it is in the hands of a drug dealer.


Couldn't have said it any better.

Edited by Armada, 25 May 2012 - 12:15 AM.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:18 AM

If I saw a police officer drop a weapon on the ground, I'd probably pick it up and keep it two. Fantastic bargaining chip.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:53 AM

The first part of the article said he dropped it. The second part said the gun fell out of the holster. So which is it?

Are we talking about the Keystone Cops here? How can you hold a gun and not realize thay you dropped it?

And how could the gun fall out of the holster because holsters have a strap that hold the gun in place.


I'm no cop, but I assume they undo the snap when approaching a potentially dangerous situation (approaching a drug deal in this case), With the top off, I could see it falling out if jostled wrong while running.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:17 AM

what a derp!!!

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:15 AM

dont worry, our national gun registry will prevent anyone from comitting crimes with it

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:55 AM

Oppenheimer Park. Gotta love it. Anyone ever hang out down there? It's pretty funny watching all the transients, the soup kitchen line, etc. Had a friend that ran a bike repair shop on the West side of the park.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:05 PM

I hear the gun has been recovered, good for the VPD and especially the cop that lost it but not really meaningful in the sceme of things considering the number of street guns already out there.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:26 PM

The first part of the article said he dropped it. The second part said the gun fell out of the holster. So which is it?

Are we talking about the Keystone Cops here? How can you hold a gun and not realize thay you dropped it?

And how could the gun fall out of the holster because holsters have a strap that hold the gun in place.

Dropped it clearly means it fell out of the holster in this case. Use the context before judging anything about anyone.

Obviously the holster lock was un-done since they were shutting down a drug deal.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

I hear the gun has been recovered, good for the VPD and especially the cop that lost it but not really meaningful in the sceme of things considering the number of street guns already out there.

The police actually consider losing guns to be extremely serious. The officer is lucky if they have recovered it, but will still probably face some pretty severe reprimands.




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