Stolen Handgun Found In Car Burglary Case

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A Sioux Falls man and teenager are accused of rummaging through parked cars in a neighborhood near the University of Sioux Falls.

At around 1 a.m. Friday morning, police were called to the area of 26th Street and Prairie Avenue. According to Sioux Falls Police Capt. Loren McManus, a group inside a car saw two people riding bicycles and allegedly looking through parked cars. When the witnesses started their car and turned on the headlights, the two left the area.

A few blocks away, police stopped 21-year-old Colby L. Stockman and a 17-year-old boy near 27th Street and Minnesota Avenue. Officers found a semi-automatic handgun tucked into his pants, which was reported stolen back in 2015 from a southwest Sioux Falls neighborhood.

McManus said the gun’s serial number had been mostly filed off, but believes police have enough evidence to connect the gun to the larceny reported two years ago. He added that it is uncommon for stolen property to be found after that amount of time.

Stockman is charged with possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, tampering with a motor vehicle, and contributing to the deliquency of a minor.

Police did not find anything stolen from the vehicle.

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