Coeur d'Alene Police Recover Stolen Guns


After receiving an anonymous tip, Coeur d'Alene police were led to a dumpster where they uncovered several stolen guns possibly connected with a break-in at a local business.

A female caller told officers that weapons stolen in a burglary on Jan. 29 were in a dumpster near a car wash at West Kathleen and Ramsey roads. Detectives uncovered three shotguns, a .357 Magnum and two rifles. Two of the shotguns were not connected to the Jan. 29 TKS Painting burglary, and an owner of the guns has not yet been identified.

According to the Coeur d'Alene Press, guns, cash, a large backpack and a laptop computer were stolen in the TKS Painting burglary, including a shotgun, a hunting rifle, a .22-caliber handgun and a .357-caliber revolver.

Detectives in that crime arrested Jesse Daniel Upchurch, now in custody at the Kootenai County Jail, charged with two counts of burglary.