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Gun missing from police evidence room a mystery
Still, he said the department is actively investigating the weapon's disappearance and is "open to any possibility" of what may have happened to the silver revolver.
Handwritten notes on evidence vouchers indicate police destroyed six of the nine pieces of seized evidence on Sept. 26. A notation indicates the ammunition was destroyed Feb. 6. There is nothing to indicate either the handgun — identified as a "Horsely" — or another piece of evidence identified only as "DAF3" was destroyed.
The gun could be lost, he said. Staff searched the old Chestnut Street police station for it without success. They continue to look through evidence boxes to see if it accidentally went into another box while police packed up and moved evidence to the new station.
Willard said it also is possible someone assigned to the evidence room accidentally released the weapon to a civilian.
"At this point, no one has a gun that is unaccounted for," Willard said.
He said officers took statements from all four sworn and civilian evidence room staff about the possibility the gun may have been taken. All four — Sgt. Stephen Reardon, who was brought in to oversee purging of evidence during the move, Officer Robert Freitas, a special police officer who assisted with evidence purging, and civilian evidence technicians David Dido and Judith Reardon — denied having any involvement in the weapon's disappearance, he said.
"They have been actively part of the trying to locate the weapon and have been very helpful...They take pride in what they're doing down there. They always have. The fact that there is a missing gun causes them great consternation," he added.
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