Men in custody after trying to sell stolen guns from truck, police say

March 02, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two men who allegedly tried to sell weapons in a Brooklyn Park neighborhood from the back of a rental truck were in custody yesterday, arrested after police found a small cache of stolen rifles and shotguns in the vehicle, county authorities reported.

The men -- identified as Wayne Timothy Clark, 44, of the 200 block of Hillside Terrace in Brooklyn Park, and Gary Michael Lam, 22, whose address was unknown -- were arrested in the neighborhood Monday night after police received an anonymous tip about about a suspicious vehicle, Northern District Officer Victor Creel said.

The truck had been parked in the 400 block of Cresswell Road, and it was stopped a few blocks away by Officer Joseph Dubiel. Investigators determined that the 14 weapons found in the back of the truck had been stolen during house burglaries in Michigan, Creel said.

Police are investigating whether the men sold any guns, said Creel.

Clark and Lam were charged with felony theft and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.

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