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Oswego police arrest man who had stolen guns

Updated: December 19, 2012 9:11PM

A Pennsylvania man was arrested Tuesday night after Oswego police found two stolen guns and ammunition in his car.

At 8:07 p.m., Oswego police were called to a parking lot in the 2300 block of Route 34 for reports of a person who had a gun in his car. When officers arrived, they found Mason Dunne, 21, of Dover, Pa., in the car.

Officers removed Dunne from the car without incident, and then searched the vehicle. Officers found an AR-15 style rifle, 12 gauge shotgun and ammunition in the car, police said.

Police were able to determine that the weapons had been stolen from Upper Allen Township in Pennsylvania. Dunne was wanted on a Pennsylvania warrant for possession of a stolen firearm, police said.

Oswego police charged Dunne with felonies unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon as well as misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon, police said.

Oswego investigators said Dunne did not plan to cause violence in Oswego, but was merely passing through on his way to another state, police said.

LaSalle County

The LaSalle County sheriff’s office is looking for information on an armed robbery and car theft in which the vehicle later was found burned in Aurora.

The sheriff’s office said the incident occurred about 7 p.m. on Dec. 6, along Route 34 three miles east of Earlville. Police said a man displayed a black handgun and confronted an elderly woman, then took her keys and purse and drove off in her black Dodge Caravan.

The van was later found in Aurora, where it had been set on fire, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 815-433-2161.


Sandwich police are reminding residents to lock their doors after several cars were burglarized over the last few weeks. The thefts occurred in the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Arnold Street, 1000 block of Deer Run Trail, 1300 block of Whitetail Road, 300 block of Crofoot Street and 300 block of Fifth Street, police said.

In some cases, the doors to the cars were unlocked. Police reminded residents to lock their doors and take valuables with them or store them out of sight.

Anyone who notices a suspicious person in their neighborhood should call police. Or, if someone receives new items that do not have a believable explanation for where they came from, they should also call detectives at 815-886-7261.

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