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Weapons stolen from officer's car; bag dumped in judge's driveway

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:20 am

LEAGUE CITY — A burglary of a police officer’s personal vehicle has police looking for stolen weapons and caused a brief scare at the county judge’s house Tuesday.

County Judge Mark Henry was startled Tuesday morning when he found a mysterious bag sitting in his driveway. Given the recent Boston Marathon bombings and attacks on elected officials across the country, Henry called League City police.

It turns out the bag found at Henry’s house in the 1500 block of Torrance Drive was a police officer’s “go bag,” which is a tactical bag used by officers to hold extra ammunition, quick response equipment, flashlights, supplies and often a first aid kit. Officers are also known to keep weapons in the bag.

Officers responding to Henry’s house found a few glow sticks and some metal snap-loop carabiners with the black bag.

The county judge said he was relieved to find out the bag was not a threat but surprised to learn it was evidence of another type of crime.

The bag was stolen when an officer’s personal car was burglarized just down the block from where Henry lives, League City Police Department spokesman St. John Jordan said. Burglars made off with weapons that were in the car as well as other police equipment Monday night or early Tuesday morning from a house in the 2500 block of Barcelona Way.

What type, how many and if the weapons stolen from the officer were police department issued could not be confirmed. Police at first said only police equipment was taken from the vehicle.

Only after pressed by The Daily News did officials confirm that weapons had been stolen.

Jordan said League City police were “actively investigating the case and trying to recover the (stolen) property.”