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Police make South Bend streets safer by recovering guns

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The South Bend Police Department has recovered guns from all over the city this year. Not even three months into 2020 the police have gotten 57 guns out of the community and into safe hands.

The guns in question have come from a variety of sources including crimes, suicides, and even those just found on the street.

Many of these recovered firearms were reported to police by normal people who found them.

Police urge anyone that has any information regarding a gun or even bullet casings to contact them, as they could be the missing link in a case.

“If you locate casings or even bullets a lot of times people don’t want to bother the police, they feel nobody was hit, no harm, no foul — well sometimes those cases are really important to connect to other cases and help put those bad guys and girls behind bars,” firearm and toolmark examiner Ray Wolfenbarger said.

The South Bend Police Department recovered more than 380 guns in 2019.

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