Montebello Police Dept SUV with Guns Inside Reported Stolen from Dept Parking Lot

Ameera Butt
May 22, 2019 - 2:18 pm

Montebello Police Dept


On Tuesday, Montebello Police discovered a black and white Montebello patrol car, with various guns inside, was missing from the department parking lot.

Investigators are trying to locate the car using GPS. The police car is described as a 2018 Ford Explorer with a white roof, white doors with the rest of the car being black, the Montebello Police Department said in a press release.

The SUV car contained a loaded AR-15 police rifle, a loaded police shotgun and loaded less lethal shotgun. All weapons were locked and secured in the car.

This SUV is designated as Unit #9, with a California Exempt license plate number of 1429238.   

The words “Montebello Police” are written on both sides of the vehicle and on the back.  The number 9 is located on the roof with the letters “MTB”, and on the front fenders and the rear of the vehicle.  The vehicle is also equipped with an overhead light bar.
Police reviewed surveillance video before reporting the car as stolen.

The video shows the car being taken from the public police department parking lot May 17 at 2:23 a.m. as a person is seen entering the car and driving away.  The last time the car was driven was May 16 at 5 p.m. and assigned to be driven again on Tuesday when it was discovered missing.  

Investigators are asking that anyone with information that would assist investigators with locating this vehicle to please call the Montebello Police Department at 323 887-1313.  If the vehicle is seen parked or moving; callers are urged to dial 911.