Two Handguns Stolen in Rockland Home Burglary

Britta Lane home burglarized on Wednesday and two handguns, pistol permits, cash, jewelry taken.


A home on Britta Lane in New City was burglarized and ranscaked on Wednesday, Clarkstown Police said.

Two handguns, a .45 cailber Colt and .22 caliber Iver Johnson, were stolen along with Rockland and Orange County pistol permits. Police report two safes on the upper level of the home were pried open and a third safe was missing from the basement.

An undetermined amount of cash, jewelry and U.S. Savings Bonds were also taken. The homeowner reported the burglary to police at about 9:45 p.m. Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni said she did not know if the home had been included in an online map of Rockland County licensed pistol permit holders. 

Earlier this week, a burglar attempted to pry open a gun locker inside a White Plains home listed on the controversial gun permit map, police said.

The Clarkstown Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating and asks anyone with information to contact the Clarkstown Police Department at 845-639-5800 or the TIPS line at 877-639-6233.

John G January 17, 2013 at 05:03 PM
"And it starts " great job to the JN , we can only hope that these wonderful people are consious enough to use a limited magazine so at least one charge gets dropped
Franny January 17, 2013 at 07:43 PM
So,the guns didnt stop the crime, but enabled it.
John B January 17, 2013 at 07:54 PM
No, the JN enabled the crime by publishing the law abiding names and addresses of the gun permit holders.
Old Timer January 17, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Thank you Urinal News and so it begins....
Franny January 17, 2013 at 08:46 PM
If the gun owners want there 2nd to be respected, well then they have to respect the 1st.
George in NY January 18, 2013 at 02:53 PM
A very limited view point Franny. The 2nd does not allow you to massacre people. The first does not allow you to yell Fire in a crowded theatre. I respect the 1st and 2nd and understand that the first does not allow me to find out where Franny lives then hand out a map to her house noting that she keeps cash in her mattress. I am not looking to infringe on freedom of the press, I am looking to have the press act responsibly. Does knowing that your neighbor has a licensed handgun permit somehow protect you in some way that I am not seeing? I wonder if your neighbors home is burgled by someone hunting a weapon might they not also consider you living next door may also have good stuff and no gun? Slippery slopes abound, should dog owners be published on the map so I can be protected against vicious animals?
Franny January 18, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Limited, I think not. Most guns used in the recent killings have been from families that own guns. In the recent shooting the gun (s) was owned by the shooter's mother! Who obtain them legally! Now, did the neighbors know that this lady had a huge amount of guns and ammo in her house, I bet not. Should they have been notified- I have to say YES! Why? Let's take your example concerning dogs- most and I mean most Insurance Companies will not insured your house if there's a dog, but if allowed - the homeowner has to put up a sign to warn potential visitors! Now take The Second which was was written a long long time ago, before the creation of the powerful guns that are available now. I seriously don't think that 2nd would have been written in the format that it was written if they would have had any idea the gun in question wouldnt be about a Musket. Two- the 1st- while has been used for many wrong reason, as in the case of shouting "Fire" it also has been to Inform the citizens of this country of information that has made us more aware of certain things which makes us more safe. This Newspaper is not shouting "Fire" this Newspaper is using the 1st to inform the citizens of those who have taken advantage of the 2nd, and live in their neighborhood, where children also live and should be protected from the 2nd so it does lead to the massacre of 20 innocent children AGAIN!
George in NY January 18, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Franny, I am sure that you and I will never agree so we can politely end discussing 1st and 2nd. But let me ask you now that you know ( hypothetically ) that I have a licensed handgun and I am your neighbor will you be A) Moving B) Breaking in and disarming me C ) Living in fear of me D) none of the above If I tell you that our neighbor on the other side of us has 12 legally owned weapons but not required to be licensed or registered what action will you be taking to protect us? If I tell you our other neighbor has a history of being a nut job ( politically incorrect I am sure ) and I saw him yesterday in back yard sharpening an assortment of cutlery what will you be doing to protect us? Hey did you here a guy in Oklahoma killed 168 many of which 19 were children under 6 years old injured another 680 people? He didn't fire a shot I am told.
Franny January 18, 2013 at 07:13 PM
I don't make the Laws- but I do my very best to follow them. Now to answer your questions- if I felt threaten, felt my neighborhood was in danger of ANYONE with collections of guns or knives, I will inform the Law Enforcement Agencies. And this goes for all gun holders legal or not, if i felt that neighbor exhibits mental illness, drug/ alcohol abuse characteristics and violence was a frequent occurrence I will most definitely inform the police.
George in NY January 18, 2013 at 08:55 PM
As any good citizen should. Sadly the Officers will advise that there is simply nothing they can do in 90% of the cases until a criminal act takes place. The law enforcement agencies always had the ability to have this information. The press always had the ability to have this information, in fact printed it all years ago, names anyway. The map was a needless enhancement. But publishing the information especially with the map add on was over the top. They have lots of things they can foil, salaries, pensions, real estate transactions and they do and also have databases now for us all to see. Some one that knows another name and basic location can, within minutes, pretty much get most of our life story. Whether we pay are taxes, bills, drive safe, own are home and what we owe on them, been divorced, all public information always been available. But do we really need the ability to get it in seconds sitting at a computer? I have no problem with the paper obtaining the information I just feel that publishing it for no reason other than to sell papers is not what the Freedom of Information Law intended to do in my humble opinion. Some of those Police Officers you are informing too protested the other in WP over the issue. Many of them appear on the published list. Inmates are advising Jail Officers in Rockland that they now know where they live attempting to intimidate them. Yet paper cannot state what positive effect this published map has safety wise for general public.
Franny January 18, 2013 at 09:19 PM
My main concern is the children in those homes and the ones that visit those homes. Are they in danger? Yes. Every second a child is in an armed house, he/she is in harms way. Too many accidental shootings are occurring between children, too many guns are being found in backpacks. When does this insanity ends? It does not, so if the POTUS enforces a law which hopefully will keep legal guns away from people that shouldn't have them- Good! Will it work all the time? Probably not, but I don't think the law was created to work all the time but sometimes. So if one life is saved, if one nut is refused a gun, that's one less child or innocent person that will be shot! In this society we argue about Pro-life and Pro-choice agendas- but somehow once that child is born, society forgets about him/her. If we as a society want to force women to have their babies, and not abort them, well then we are all parents to this child. So, if life is here, because society feels that fetus has Rights the second is conceived, then we better make sure that- that child Rights are not later on taken away by the 2nd!
George in NY January 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM
We should all concern ourselves in such ways but the question will be more will it work any of the times. BTW they already have to amend the NY law, oops, on duty Police Officers can no longer carry their guns. They are all breaking the law. Seems that the brains that be in the statehouse forgot to exempt the Police whose magazines all carry 14 rounds. Under the law those magazines are now illegal, 7 is the limit. They say they are actually going to read the law they passed soon and fix such things. I will leave the subject and allow you the last word reminding us all of a well know bumper sticker. If guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. Truer words never spoken. Be safe....
Franny January 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Incredible! Well, I will leave you with a quote i tell my kids. "People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the ONE person that will betray them the most." nice talking to you !
Pissed Off February 16, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Franny, I am a retired police officer from NYC and one of the many permit holders published by the journal news. I have no fear of my gun being stolen since I carry it with me always. I have one question for you though. If you were in a McDonalds, Wendy's or any other confined place with your kid's and a crazy walked through the door with a gun or knife in his hand would you rather have someone like me there or someone else like you ? Just asking.
George in NY February 17, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Dear PO, Sadly they would rather have you there but then would probably sue you for something, at least blame you for something. I too being retired LEO and also appearing on JN list would choose to let Franny deal with being threatened unless I was directly threatened myself. I know a horrible statement but true none the less. When on the job I had taken an oath and also had legal requirements concerning crimes in my presence as you did. Retired that no longer applies. So if possible I would RETREAT leaving her to her fate while I called 911 and sincerely hoped that a unit would be able to get there in time. The liberal whining, naive viewpoints, lawsuits and complaints made me what I am today. Someone more than able to defend myself and more than willing to allow others to do the same for themselves.
Pissed Off February 18, 2013 at 05:48 PM
George, How right you are. People like Franny whine about guns but the Police and permit holders who obtained there guns legally will be the one's who she can run to if something bad was about to happen. Letting her and her liberal friends fend for themselves would serve her right but you know as well as I that we would intervene in a life and death situation. That oath we took is hard to forget.


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