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Citizen thanks police for finding sentimental possession

I would like to take this opportunity to compliment and thank the Selma Police Department, especially Patroleman Kenneth Keith and Evidence Technician Darnice Hale, for their help in recovering my turkey shotgun that was stolen from my truck today (Friday).  I noticed when I went to my truck to go to lunch that the rear passenger side window had been removed and the gun taken.  The gun was not that valuable, but had a lot of sentimental value to me.  I bought it in 1970 for turkey hunting and have been using it since.  Needless to say, I was upset.  I first went to the pawnshops to ask them to look out for it. It hen went to the police station to file a report.  As the clerk was filling out the paper work, Patrolman Keith approached me and asked what type of gun I had stolen from me.  I told him and described it in detail.  After I finished, he said that he might have the gun upstairs.

Needless to say, I was flabbergasted.  We went upstairs and there, indeed, was my prized shotgun.  It seems the young man that stole it was showing it around, and the police heard about it and questioned him.

They kept it for evidence and that’s when I showed up.

I couldn’t have asked for anyone to be nicer and more concerned.  They fingerprinted the truck and the window that was removed.  

The people at Turner Chevrolet popped the window back in and I was “good to go”.

I never realized how easy it was to remove the rear side window.  Please don’t leave anything in a truck or a car for that matter. That means a lot to you. It can be gone before you know it.

Thanks to the Selma Police Department, it looks like the “good guys” won this time.