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Deputy Isaac Ramos finds plastic bag containing a gun and a note on the grounds of The Mountain Enterprise on Monday, Dec. 26. [Mountain Enterprise photo by Pam Sturdevant]
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Close up of the gun found in Frazier Park Monday, Dec. 26, allegedly deposited in the yard of a residence on Saturday, Dec. 17 by Phillip Turner. [Mountain Enterprise photo by Pam Sturdevant]
Phone call received at The Mountain Enterprise on December 26, 2011 indicating that a gun had been left outside the newspaper office.
By Patric Hedlund (with photos and reporting by Pam Sturdevant)
FRAZIER PARK, CA (Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at 10:50 a.m.)—The Mountain Enterprise received a breaking news alert at 661-245-NEWS (6397) at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26 to say that a gun had been found in the caller’s yard. A male voice said he had put the gun "covered in dirt" in a plastic bag and deposited it on the newspaper property.
Reporters for The Mountian Enterprise had covered a story last Saturday, Dec. 17 reporting that Phillip Turner was seen with a gun on the grounds of the Frazier Park School before he was arrested. Newspaper management was concerned that a loaded gun might be found by a child, and might pose a threat to public safety.
Kern County Sheriff’s deputies were alerted to the call, and Deputy Isaac Ramos arrived to walk the newspaper grounds with office manager Pam Sturdevant. Within minutes the plastic bag, a gun and a note were discovered on the Mt. Pinos Way side of the building, and taken into custody of law enforcement.
See The Mountain Enterprise this week for more details, including a look at the note left with the gun.
This is part of the December 23, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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