Vehicle break-in results in gun theft

Published 11:13 pm Monday, August 19, 2019


CAMPOBELLO—On Saturday, August 17, Spartanburg County Deputy Sammy Rivera responded to a call alleging a car break-in with a possible stolen gun in Campobello.


In Deputy Rivera’s report, he states that he met with the victim on Christopher Road. The victim stated his vehicle, a 1998 Honda Accord, had been broken into sometime between Friday, August 16 at 3:00 a.m. and Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 p.m. while the victim was away from the vehicle. 


The victim reported to the Spartanburg County Deputy that a Glock Gen 9 Model 43 9mm pistol was missing from the vehicle, which was the reason he contacted the police. The victim stated that he left the pistol under the drivers seat and that the car had been unlocked the entire time he was away from the vehicle. 


Deputy Rivera stated in the report that the vehicle had been driven to several other locations prior to contacting the police, because the victim was unaware that the pistol was missing, therefore compromising the scene and contaminating any potential evidence. 


At the time the report was written, the victim did not have the serial numbers on the firearm available, but stated that the information would be given to the Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible. Once the serial number is retrieved, the Spartanburg Count Sheriff’s Office will be able to enter it into the NCIC (National Crime Information Center).