LA MIRADA (CBS) — Two Glock handguns, a badge and identification were stolen from an off-duty Orange County sheriff’s deputy’s when his personal vehicle was burglarized in a La Mirada parking lot, sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

The burglary happened between 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday at Clearman’s North Woods Inn in the 14300 block of Firestone Boulevard, near Valley View Avenue, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports one local law enforcement official is calling on the perpetrators to do the right thing.

“I think they should turn themselves in,” said Orange County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Stu Greenberg. “Obviously, we don’t want weapons or identification in somebody else’s hands.”

The suspect allegedly took two possibly loaded Glock handguns from inside a black duffel bag in the deputy’s car, officials said.

Despite any personal embarrassment over the incident, Greenberg said the deputy will most likely be back on duty without delay.

“Assuming that he’s done nothing wrong — which as far as I know is the case — he’ll be reissued weapons and a badge and he’ll continue to work,” said Greenberg.

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Frank Rivera said it is possible that the guns and badge might be used by someone to impersonate an officer.

No suspect information was available.

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Comments (11)
  1. Look what I found,Score! says:

    What a dumb ARS!

    This knuckle-head needs to be schooled on proper storage of firearms, and to keep both his guns and ID/badge in the same place. Just asking for something like this to happen.

    All I can say is dumb ARS!

  2. shaking my head says:

    I have been in law enforcement for many years and have NEVER left my weapon and or badge in my car they have always gone where i went if i was dressed in a way that did not make it easy to carry then my weapon was in my wifes hand bag all i have to say is this officer will have some fast talking to do to his/her boss

  3. Mary Elizabeth says:

    Shaking my head – obvisouly not because the report states that he will get a new gun and badge.

  4. shaking my head says:

    yes mary they will issue him a new weapon and shield however behind the scenes he will still likely get chewed out for his mistake its not something to fire him over but it will be a negitive comment in his file

  5. Joe says:

    Great idea officer Greenberg just ask the people that broke into a car to turn
    themselves in. That should do it. when they realize they did something wrong they will be willing to do the right thing. This comment is as stupid as when the mayor said the same thing in a press conference regarding the Stow beating case.

  6. Marty says:

    The gun was unloaded because he keeps his bullet in his front shirt pocket.

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