Woman's Gun Seized by Police, So She Reports It Stolen
Milwaukee woman is charged after she tells Brookfield police officers someone stole her gun at Brookfield Square, when it actually was taken by a state trooper during a drug investigation at her home.
A 26-year-old Milwaukee woman tried to report her handgun as stolen after it had been seized during a drug investigation at her home, a criminal complaint alleges.
Samantha E. Haas was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Tuesday with obstructing an officer. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On March 27, Haas went to the Brookfield Police Department and reported someone had stolen her gun and iPod out of her car. She didn’t know where the theft took place, but said she had recently been at Brookfield Square Mall and had left the sunroof open on her car with the items inside.
Haas then gave officers a receipt for the gun, which she had recently purchased in West Allis.
But on April 17 officers were contacted by a Wisconsin State Trooper who was working with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in Milwaukee County. The trooper said that on March 22 he had been at Haas’ home in the 1300 block of North Hawley Road where they seized drugs, money and the gun. He said Haas had even said “why do you have to take my gun?”
She will make her initial court appearance Oct. 1.