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Posted on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 1:38 p.m.

Glock pistol reported stolen from car in Ypsilanti Township

By Kyle Feldscher

A Glock pistol was reported stolen Sunday from a vehicle left parked overnight in Ypsilanti Township, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim told police that the Glock 17 9mm pistol was stolen from the vehicle overnight while it was parked in the 1000 block of Grove Road in Ypsilanti Township, according to police.

According to the Glock website, a Glock 17 is a gun commonly carried by law enforcement officials. It commonly costs about $450, but police had no value for the gun on Monday.

Police are still investigating the incidents and do not have any suspect information. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711.

The incident is the second of two firearms thefts reported to the sheriff's department over the weekend. The other took place at a gun show.

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Thu, Jan 12, 2012 : 6:37 p.m.

Was anything else stolen from the vehicle? How much damage was done to enter the vehicle? Hope it doesn't cost his insurance premiums to go up...mine did.


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 3:55 a.m.

Per this story, how can anyone blame the gun owner? It was not said that he/she left in on the seat, and doors un-locked. I bought a Glock a few years ago, only to find out I couldn't handle it. (one needs strong hands) I sold it to my ex, who does have a permit to carry.


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 3:02 a.m.

Quit blaming the victim. Just a suggestion.


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 3:02 a.m.

Excuse me but where in this article does it say that the gun wasn't safely stored in a case or with a trigger lock in place? You folks all want to fill in details then argue about the filled in details. When a weapon is stolen from a home you assume it was just laying around if the news doesn't mention a safe specifically. A gun was reported stolen from a vehicle off Grove road. It was reported as a Glock 17. That is all.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 10:31 p.m.

It is unfortunate that with the relaxed ccw laws too many gun owners are keeping their guns in the vehicle. But we must all understand we are responsible for our weapons at all times and I am not sure if leaving them in the car is wise. Criminals are always looking for the next target and now that criminal has a glock!

Billy Bob Schwartz

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 3:02 p.m.

SL...Please notice that I said at home in a gun safe. Please read the whole comment. Thanks. Besides, what is a person doing going to bars and carrying a pistol. Bad enough he drives after drinking, but a Glock?

Smart Logic

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 11:33 a.m.

Hey Billy Bob, a "whack on the window" of your house or apartment is even easier than a car in many cases. Maybe we shouldn't keep guns locked in our houses, by your logic.

C. S. Gass

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 10:43 a.m.

Leaving it in a locked car is no guarantee of security. Leaving it in a locked car in a locked glovebox? Maybe, There are gunsafes u can mount in your car. And I don't blame the owner, Liberals do that, especially to GUN owners. Just throwing those suggestions out there... The CPL law is, by the way, the reason that violent crime in this state is as low as it is. That is the same for the other 42 or so states that have shall issue gun carry permits. There really is no down side to the CPL law. If you think there is, you value propaganda over facts.

Smart Logic

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 12:56 a.m.

tiredofmess, the gun owner showed a reasonable amount of responsibility by keeping it in a locked car. Criminals can get into cars, businesses, houses, safes, and whatever else. No matter what, the gun owners always seem to get blamed in these things.

Rabid Wolverine

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 10:57 p.m.

I am not sure what ccw laws have to do with this incident at all. Nowhere did it indicate that the victim had his CPL. General MI gun trasportation laws require it be broken down in a (perferably) locked case separate from its ammunition. Is storing it in thier vehicle the wisest idea? Probably not, but the victim may not have had any alternative. This could have been true if he had gone to visit a friend and they went out to bars. Leave it in a locked car as opposed to a house which may not be totally secure and still able to be easily accessed.

Smart Logic

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 10:13 p.m.

Oh gosh, it figures people would complain about the gun owner. Homes, cars, and businesses are all broken into regularly. If he or she made a reasonable effort by keeping it out of sight and locking the car, there isn't a lot more that can be reasonably done.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 9:31 p.m.

I don't believe that mose of those comments blamed the victim. Most of them just stated things to the gist of that if you have guns you should keep them stored securely. You can decide for yourselves if keeping it in an unattended car meets that standard or not.

Julie Baker

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 8:25 p.m.

Comments were removed because they blamed the victim.

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 8:16 p.m.

I remember a cop show plot once, might have been Hill Street Blues, or maybe Miami Vice, where the bad guy reported his gun stolen as step one of his bad guy plan to do bad things with the gun. But in the end Crockett and Tubbs caught him. Or was it Hill and Renko?

Billy Bob Schwartz

Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 1:06 a.m.

Yes, it was.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 8:08 p.m.

So, if you have a gun stolen, you are the VICTIM of a crime. Is "lock up your gun?" blaming the VICTIM? How about calls to JAIL the VICTIM? Seriously? How about some consistency here? Should we jail VICTIMS of other crimes?


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 8:26 p.m.

no one is "blaming the victim"....I am curious though as to the circumstances. There are specific State and Federal laws that must be followed regarding weapons ownership, storage, and transporting that this article fails to address. I do find it curious that the manufacturer is mentioned so many times, not sure what the bearing on the theft is but I guess it's an additional 20 letters and spaces to fill the article.

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 7:31 p.m.

Glock is a manufacturer who makes 9MM pistols along with several other manufactures. I'm not sure why you found the need to mention "Glock" 5 times.