Levelland Police Locates Stolen Firearm in Suspicious Vehicle

Levelland Police were dispatched Monday night to an alley in the 400 Block of 12th Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle.

Upon arrival officers spoke with Billy Buzbee who reported a Blue Mazda SUV in the alley. A seargeant with the Levelland Police Department noted that Buzbee stated that he thought a firearm which had been stolen recently from his residence was inside. Officers observed a firearm in the driver door pocket. The vehicle was locked. It was explained that the firearm was taken from a dresser drawer inside his residence. Buzbee told officers that the vehicle belonged to his son. He also named two possible suspects, with his son being one of those.

A Detective with the LPD was dispatched to the scene in order to obtain a search warrant for the vehicle. When the detective arrived on the scene he observed the handgun in a door panel. One officer left the scene and tried to locate the owner of the vehicle. Officers could not locate the owner. The detective obtained a search warrant. Officers called Bush Wrecker to the scene to unlock the vehicle. At approximately 11:10 pm Monday night officers gained access to the vehicle and the Detective and an officer searched the vehicle. The firearm in the door panel was found to be a pellet gun however another handgun was found in the rear compartment of the vehicle. It was identified as a Taurus 9mm handgun, it was in a holster and loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition. Officers also found a marijuana grinder in the rear compartment of the vehicle. Evidence was secured.

A close patrol was also placed on the house as the suspect was expected to come back and damage the property. The case remains under investigation.

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