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Avon cops lose Taser

Nicole Frey
Avon police lost a Taser like the one pictured above, but aren't sure when. They've offered a reward for its return.

AVON ” Uh… Hmm… Well, the Avon Police Departments isn’t really sure what happened, but one of the force’s Taser guns has gone missing.

“The exact date the Taser went missing is unclear, but most likely sometime in November,” said Mike Leake, the acting police chief.

Although the details about the loss are hazy, the police administration only learned about the missing Taser Tuesday, said Avon spokeswoman Jacquie Halburnt.

The good news is the Taser, a stun gun, should be harmless by now.

“The Taser should be completely useless to anyone,” Leake said. “It has a limited battery life and most likely has been drained by now and cannot be recharged.”

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Police are offering $100 reward for information leading to the lost Taser.

“Losing a Taser gun is an unfortunate incident,” Halburnt said. “We can’t change that fact, but what we can do is make the public aware and hopefully recover it as soon as possible.”

The department has purchased eight Tasers over the last few years. Avon police officers can but do not always carry Tasers.

Anyone with information about the Taser should call the Avon Police Department at 748-4040.

Staff Writer Nicole Frey can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14621, or nfrey@vaildaily.com.

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