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Pierce County man pleaded not guilty to stealing, pawning grandfather’s guns

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Aug. 23, 2012 at 8:32 am with 5 Comments »
August 23, 2012 6:32 am

A 25-year-old Pierce County man is accused of stealing guns from his grandfather and pawning them.

Stephan Kontorowicz pleaded not guilty to theft of a firearm and first-degree trafficking in stolen property during his arraignment Wednesday.

The thefts occurred over a four-day span in June 2010. Kontorowicz’s grandfather, who collected guns, reported that someone had pried open his front door and taken six handguns, three rifles and more than 400 DVDs.

There was a delay in the guns being entered in the Pierce County Sheriff Department’s database of stolen weapons because it took the victim some time to track down the serial numbers.

One of the stolen rifles was recovered in July at a pawn shop. Deputies questioned the current owner and the clerk where it had been pawned and discovered that Kontorowicz had allegedly sold it for $100 shortly after the theft.

Kontorowicz’s mother told deputies her son was using heroin and she suspected all along that he had taken the guns. He turned himself in Aug. 15, and told deputies he planned to check himself into rehab.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. dankuykendall says:

    Treatment in jail would be more fitting. Stealing guns during a burglery comes with a mean firearms kicker attached.

  2. surveyor1 says:

    Oh, he plans to get treatment so everything is A-Okay now. We can all dismiss the crimes because they don’t count if he was comitting them to get drug money. He’s really a good kid…..BARF

  3. Pecksbadboy says:

    You just have to ask for God’s forgiveness and everything is A-Okay

  4. Regfool2 says:

    Oh, come on guys. You’re forgetting, this young man is a victim. In fact, he’s probably the ‘real’ victim here. He should probably sue somebody for not warning him that a life of crime would have bad consequences. In fact, yeah, he should get a free lawyer through the State. This kid didn’t know what he was doing was wrong.It’s not fair. Can he have do-overs? He’ll NEVER do it again. Ever. Honest.

  5. jackiekon says:

    Its so easy for you people to sit here and judge people without knowing the full story. Thats my baby brother and this happened 2 years ago. He is a good kid just got messed up with the wrong things and the wrong people but still he would give you the shirt off his back if asked. so before you sit here and judge someone you don’t even know get your f^c*!ng facts straight.

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