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November 18, 2017

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Henderson Police investigation fails to turn up rifle missing from Boulder City department

A Boulder City Police rifle remains missing after a three-month investigation by Henderson Police failed to locate it.

The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle was discovered missing nearly one year ago, about 18 months after a former officer resigned and turned the weapon in to the department, Boulder City Police Chief Bill Conger said. After the Boulder City Police Department attempted to locate the missing rifle, Henderson Police conducted an independent investigation starting in June.

Although police were unable to locate the rifle, they determined that no Boulder City Police officers are suspected of the theft, Conger said. The investigation also determined that inadequate procedures were in place regarding the record keeping of department-issued firearms and for access to secure and nonsecure areas of the department.

Henderson Police have since determined that the inadequate procedures have been corrected, Conger said.

Henderson Police detectives were given total access to all Boulder City Police information, documents and personnel to conduct the investigation.

The Boulder City Police Department has registered the rifle's serial number with the FBI’s National Crime Information Center as a missing firearm.

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