Bellaire police call off search for dropped guns

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Friday, January 27, 2017
9mm semi-automatic pistol
Chris Fulster, of Broadway Bait Rod and Gun, displays a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at his shop on Thursday, June 26, 2008
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BELLAIRE, TX (KTRK) -- UPDATE: Bellaire police said in a tweet that they no longer believe any guns were disposed of in the area.


Auto theft suspects may have disposed of a gun in a residential neighborhood.

Police are urging residents in the 5500 blocks of Little Lake, 5500 Grand Lake, and 5300 Braeburn to check the area around their house for any items that do not belong to them. If a gun or any other out of place items are located, police ask that you DO NOT TOUCH the item and call the Bellaire Police Department at 713.668.0487 immediately.

On Friday morning, Bellaire Police Officers were dispatched to the 5500 block of Little Lake in reference to several suspicious vehicles. Bellaire Officers arrived and located six stolen vehicles. The suspects all fled on foot and began jumping fences into backyards.

Bellaire, Houston, and West University Officers were able to catch four suspects and place them in custody. Officers recovered a loaded Glock pistol magazine from where the suspects were hiding, but have not located the handgun.