A Chicago resident
reported the theft of a firearm on Sunday at the North Porter County
Conservation Club, 933 N. Calumet Ave. in Liberty Township, the Porter
County Sheriff’s Police said.
police, at 10:45 a.m. the Chicago resident--who was attending a firearms
competition at the Conservation Club--un-holstered her Smith & Wesson M&P
9mm handgun and left it on a table in the designated safe area to use a
portable restroom. On her return, the handgun was gone, she advised.
resident and employees searched for the weapon without success. “The firearm
was never located nor did any other person state that they had seen it,”
“I had all the
participants in the competition gather around where I explained the
situation to them,” the investigating officer stated in his report. “I asked
them to check their bags in case the firearm was accidentally picked up by
someone that it did not belong to. After doing this, the firearm was still
Police put the
handgun’s value at $550.