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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

St. Louis Man Sentenced for Stealing Guns out of St. Louis County Police Cars

St. Louis, MO – Joshua John Pollard was sentenced to 18 months in prison for possessing stolen firearms and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,643.65 to the St. Louis County Police Department. 

According to court documents, on January 12, 2018, Pollard broke the windows of a St. Louis County Police vehicle and forcefully stole a Colt AR-15, fully loaded with a 20-round magazine and a Remington 870 pump action shotgun loaded with four rounds.

On January 29, 2018, Pollard broke a window of a second St. Louis County Police vehicle and forcefully stole a Rock River, AR-15 and a Remington 870 pump action shotgun.

On January 30, 2018, Pollard broke the window of a vehicle and stole a 40-caliber Glock model G23 generation 4 semi-automatic firearm.  Investigation by members of the St. Louis County Police Department led to the arrest of Pollard on February 1st who admitted breaking into the two police vehicles and another vehicle in St. Charles.

Pollard, 20, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty on July 31, 2018, to three counts of stolen firearms.  He appeared today before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey. 

This case was investigated by the St. Louis County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated November 7, 2018