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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Troopers Investigate Thefts In Genesee And Allegany Township

Thefts Reported In Genesee Area
The theft of a rifle from a Andrews Settlement Road man's vehicle and a stolen ash tray from the front sidewalk of a Genesee Restaurant resulted in calls to PSP
Coudersport Friday.

Between 2-3-10 and Friday someone removed a single shot Winchester .22 caliber scoped rifle from the front seat of an unlocked vehicle belonging to David Earl Matteson, 59, of 1779 Andrews Settlement Road, Genesee, PA. The vehicle was parked in Matteson's driveway in Allegany Township.

The rifle has a blond color wood stock and a black 3x9 Leupold 40 mm Vari-X2 scope. The total value placed on the stolen rifle and scope was about $750.00. Anyone with information can contact Trooper J. E. Petti at PSP Coudersport 814-274-8690.

The ash tray was stolen from the front sidewalk of the Kio's Family Restaurant, 273 Main Street, Genesee, PA, on Friday at about 8:00 pm. Trooper Chris Bock is in charge of that investigation.

20 comments :

Anonymous said...

I hope our troopers find better use of their time than to investigate AN UNLOCKED CAR THEFT! and an ASHTRAY THAT WAS UNSECURED on a sidewalk. Come on folks - don't wast the taxpayer's mpney by asking troopers to investigate thefts that were mostly due to OWNER'S NEGLIGENCE/STUPIDITY! These types of things are what is wrong with our country!

Anonymous said...

I believe it is folks like you that blame owners not the thief.
Is a much bigger part of what is wrong with are country!!

Anonymous said...

Agree with your post (11:13) in regards to the ashtray, BUT when a fire arm is involved you must contact the troopers. Does not matter if the vehicle was locked or not, it was a stolen fire arm!

Anonymous said...

How do you go a week and not notice a gun missing from your car seat? Even if you did not go and get in your car, tracks in the snow should have been a clue that someone was in your car - uh??

Anonymous said...

"These types of things are what is wrong with our country!"

What's wrong with this country is DUMMIES like you who don't realize that the gun could end up being located in the future with no way of the owner being found unless the theft is reported.

Anonymous said...

Any theft, and I repeat any theft is ILLEGAL. Laugh and joke all you want. One day someone who started out as a "petty criminal" just might be the cause of your death Poster 2/6 @ 11:13PM.

Granted these thefts may have been prevented, but that is not the point. Disrespect for the law and anothers property is unmoral and against the law.

Anonymous said...

I agree, and maybe it was an angel who took the ashtray telling them to stop killing themselves by smoking!

Give me a break, a stolen ash tray?

WOW!

Ps... even if a car is unlocked, it does not give anyone the right to steal anything from someones car or otherwise!

That would be like saying it is ok to steal a womans purse from her hand!

Anonymous said...

no,, whats wrong with our country is people like you,, we shouldnt have to lock our vehichles,, we should be allowed to defend them. get rid of half those programs that are supposed to "rehabilitate" and put the people where they belong,, try breaking into my car,its unlocked

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a week that went by before the owner of the gun found that it had been stolen, it was two days.

A crime is a crime is a crime! Big, small, awful or petty....The victim of ANY crime could have people like 11:13 saying that it their fault. That's why only a small handful of people stand up to serve and protect....EVERYONE that is the victim of ANY crime!

Anonymous said...

It wasn't a week missing read the post last seen 2/3 that was Wed. and found missing Friday in my book thats not a week. If someone stole your gun you would report it Im sure. And how many of us can say that we always lock our car. I do every where BUT AT HOME IN MY OWN DRIVEWAY. (Sad) nothing is safe anymore

Anonymous said...

Ever try and explain an unlocked door on a vech. to an insurance company when its a mangled heap along side a road?

Hambone said...

I have a hard time believing that a single shot .22 with a scope would be worth anywhere near $750. I would estimate $300 tops if it was in good condition. Still sucks that it was stolen though...

Anonymous said...

The person that had their gun stolen must report it!! If the stolen gun is used in a robbery or a murder and it’s still registered to the owner, they could be held responsible.

Anonymous said...

Not only guns, but ANYTHING that might be later used to commit a crime or murder.

dingleberry said...

hambone, guess you havent priced a 3 to 9 lepould scope lately, approximately $500.00 the gun who knows, amybe a ruger #1 price? $450.00 +

Hambone said...

sure makes a lot of sense having a $500 scope on a single shot .22 with a range of 50 yards..............the gun was a winchester by the way. The firearm owner should have had complete control of the gun and had his car locked.

Anonymous said...

Really, who would leave a gun in an unlocked car ???? & No, that does not give anyone the right to steal it from the car, I guess we are living in a different generation today!!!

Anonymous said...

do you know the vehicles doors were locked? would locking the car door prevented this theft? whats wrong with having a 4500.00 scope on a single shot 22 winchester? i have similar scopes on similar rifles. the 4750.00 figure may be a bit low

tell me how would he have had complete control of the gun?

Anonymous said...

Cover it over with a cloth, jacket, etc. Therefore making it not be seen from the outside looking in.

Anonymous said...

8:01 you need to wake up.do you know if it was coverd by a cloth, jacket ect? his vehicle was parked in his deiveway, your telling me i should cover a firearm with a cloth when its parked in my own driveway? no i think a better idea would be to catch the theif in the act, and see if i could get the vehicles door closed with the thiefs fingers in it. i guarantee you the theif would not steal for me ever agian.aa a law abiing citizen i should not have to hide anything for thiefs, hopefully they will make a mistake and break into my property, and then class will be in session for the unlucky theif