CORPUS CHRISTI - A man with a gun was arrested at La Palmera Mall Wednesday.
Police had gotten a tip that the suspect, Rafael Ortega, was in the mall armed with a gun.
When officers found Ortega and searched him, they found a .40-caliber semi-automatic in his waistband.
A check revealed the pistol had been stolen from an employee at NAS-Kingsville. Ortega faces charges for carrying a concealed weapon.
"It is OK that you stole the gun you just can't be carrying the damn thing around. What is wrong with you boy?" future quote from the judge in that case. Why are the DA's everywhere going so easy on criminals, I know some prisons are over crowded but this is reticules. Some thug steals a gun and is only looking at the charge for carrying it, slap him with both charges and send him away to meet Big Bubba in the big house with the little rooms.
Yes it is.I guessed. And it is unlawful to knowingly take or receive stolen goods.
I wrote it.And I thought I said something about the idea that the detective was gathering evidence to file a charge, But I looked over it again and I did not say anything about it.
How can you make the connection that just because the gun had been reported stolen, that HE must have stolen it?
It is not illegal to be in possession of stolen property.
No, it is not. But to be fair, I'd admit being wrong upon being shown that possession of stolen property is illegal.It depends on how much time had transpired between the theft and the possession.
It is illegal to possess stolen property.
If you want to nit-pick, there is an OFFENSE of Theft.There is no charge of Theft in the Penal Code. There is a title of Theft.
If you want to nit-pick, there is an OFFENSE of Theft.
And that does not change the fact that it is not illegal to be in possession of stolen property.
It is illegal if you appropriated the property KNOWING it was stolen.