Chesterton Tribune

CPD: Weapons taken for safe keeping

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A Chesterton resident whose estranged husband left a weapons cache at their home asked Chesterton Police on Friday to take the weapons into protective custody.

According to police, at 2:35 p.m. the resident advised that she and her estranged husband have been having “heated arguments over issues such as his drug use, rehab, and unemployment” and that she was concerned about having “easily accessible” weapons in the house. She also advised that her husband has been diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, and depression.

Officers accordingly took possession of the weapons “for safe-keeping while the couple worked out their problems,” police said.

The weapons included a mini-crossbow; a large duffel bag containing crossbow arrows, assorted caliber ammunition, Mace canisters for a Mace gun, and multiple knives; a .22 caliber Hi-Standard derringer; a 9 mm Springfield Armory pistol; a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol; a 12-gauge Black Hawk shotgun; and 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun; a shotgun sling with 40 rounds; two fully loaded 19-round 9 mm magazines; two fully loaded 14-round .40 caliber magazines; two fully loaded .38 caliber speed loaders; and loose .22 caliber ammunition.



Posted 6/18/2012