Arrest of Robert Hansen: Guns, Guns, More Guns

The search of Robert Hansen’s house revealed that he had more guns than he knew what to do with. Pistols, long-rifles, even “exotic weapons”. Like a hoarder, he’d hidden them in cubbyholes and compartments throughout the house. Most, if not all, were stolen. Stolen because, as Hansen himself told many a would-be arresting officer, as a felon he could not own firearms. Note, in fact, that one of the weapons was reported stolen from Pendleton, Oregon, thousands of miles to the south. Had Hansen been to Oregon? Or had he instead received stolen goods?


The following three (3) weapons (sic) were reported as stolen when serial numbers were entered into NCIC. Weapons subsequently seized:

Pendleton, Oregon CASE #74-45184
Item #84, Browning .22 S/N 100586U8
located loading bench in garage, third drawer down
left set of drawers.

VICTIM: FRED SLEHOFFER A.S.T. CASE C75-4611
Item #101, Ruger .243 S/N 70-52109
found top shelf of hidden area in family room.

Guns
Ruger .243 (example)

Item #166, Ruger #1 .270 single shot S/N 7909
from John Sumrall, 2/6/84

VICTIM: GREAT NORTHERN GUNS A.P.D. CASE #82-7808
Item #100, Savage rifle S/N 1149848,
found on top shelf of hidden compartment in family room.

VICTIM: ROGER R. PATCH A.S.T. CASE B83-5412
Item #103, Winchester 12 ga. shotgun serial number L987311, found in attic, row 9 north.

Source: Sequence of Events Leading to Arrest of Robert C. Hansen, 1/31/84, Sgt. Glenn Flothe (“Ruff Copy”)


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