Plymouth: Police captain loses gun in courthouse bathroom

A Plymouth police officer’s gun has gone missing after he inadvertently left it in a courthouse bathroom.  Captain John Rogers Jr. put the gun down in the bathroom of Wareham District Court at about 3 p.m. Monday, then left without it. When he went back for it minutes later, it was gone.

He immediately notified court officials. Court officers and local police, with the help of a weapon-sniffing dog, did a sweep of the courthouse and passed everyone inside through a metal detector without success.

Court officers collected the names of everyone on the court list of appearances and also searched the parking lot, the bushes and underneath vehicles without finding the weapon.

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