It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Boston police officer arrested after bombs and explosives found inside home.

page: 1
13
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 01:53 AM
link   
Hi,

(i hope i'm doing this correctly.)

rt.com...




A Boston police officer was arrested and charged after his wife called police to report that she found military-grade explosives, grenades, and ammunition in their home. Police Officer Kirk D. Merricks, 43, is now facing 11 counts of possession of an explosive device, four counts of obtaining stolen property and one count of illegal possession of ammunition. A bomb squad was called in to remove the explosives from the residence on the night of July 11.




A police report states that Merricks’ wife and son discovered the explosives when they were going through the officer’s belongings. After calling Plymouth police around 3 p.m. Thursday, the officer’s wife led them to a shed containing military-grade explosives. A metal box contained four explosive sticks wrapped in military-style cloth and marked as ”TNT”. A black briefcase contained four 40 mm grenades that are normally used with an M203 grenade launcher – a device that the US military introduced in the early 1970s. M203 grenade launchers are categorized as “Destructive Devices” under the National Firearms Act and are rarely available on the civilian weapons market. Officers also found a detonation cord, blasting caps, and military-grade ammunition.




After pleading not guilty to his charges on Friday morning, he was freed on $1,000 bail. Botieri is a 14-year veteran of the Boston Police Department who previously served with the Marine Corps during Desert Storm. Police were called to his home during a domestic dispute last month. Merricks’ wife says the couple separated on June 4, when she filed a restraining order against him, accusing him of verbal abuse.



I don't know what the guy was planning to do with all those weapons but it seems to me like he was up to no good! A couple things that don't make sense is why he left everything behind if he was seperated from his wife. Also a $1,000 bond seems like a low amount for the charges.

This would have caught my eye anyway but obviously the fact that it is a Boston Police Officer really makes me wonder if there is something more to this story.




posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:03 AM
link   
reply to post by playernumber13
 


Oh, talk about proof it doesn't require a genius IQ to be a cop sometimes. The cops who discovered that must have puckered so tight they crapped diamonds. I mean, think about this for a moment... Summer time.. Recent heat waves.. backyard shed with sticks wrapped in cloth and marked as TNT. The world unstable comes to mind before even getting to the blasting caps. Wouldn't these things react a little poorly to roasting like a holiday turkey in a burning shed?

Darwin award contender also comes to mind except the quantity sounds like a few neighbors may have needed homeowners claims, to say the very least.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:08 AM
link   
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
 


Right.

I know people collect weapons but I don't think it's common to collect blasting caps and detonation cord. Like I said it seems like a very odd story.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:08 AM
link   

Originally posted by playernumber13
I don't know what the guy was planning to do with all those weapons but it seems to me like he was up to no good!


I can think of justification for having such ordinance in this time of the world's history.

Hell after watching Syria delve into Civil War so quickly and violently it goes to show the lack of immunity.

That said, it could also be the opposite side of the spectrum where he was planning to use it against unjustified targets.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:20 AM
link   
Is it just me, or does this bring the Boston bombings to mind?

I'm not saying the two stories are connected, but it's still kind of interesting.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:51 AM
link   
reply to post by playernumber13
 


1. Why would he leave that stuff around if he and his wife separated and he didn't live there anymore?
2. Why would he leave it outside and unprotected? Maybe it wasn't unprotected, but the article reads like it was.
3. Why was his wife unaware this stuff was there? Nothing is around my house/property that I don't know about...I may not know about some scrap piece of paper, but this is quite a lot to just be unaware of. Is her head in her butt? Did she always know and reported him for revenge?
4. Why was his bail only $1,000?
5. Which exactly of these weapons were stolen? Article states he is facing 4 counts of possessing stolen property, then doesn't say what that was.

Way too many questions to make a judgement here.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 03:23 AM
link   
reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
 


Well to the great unwashed, I guess so. Boston. Explosives. Oh my!

But that's about where the similarities end.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 03:31 AM
link   
It's in all probability completely unrelated, but for some reason I was reminded of when I read here about explosives being stolen somewhere on the other side of the country a couple months ago, about 500 pounds or so and detonating cord.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 04:57 AM
link   


Botieri is a 14-year veteran of the Boston Police Department who previously served with the Marine Corps during Desert Storm.


I think I figured out how he came into possession of the items in question. You can only imagine the rigamarole service members go through now trying to leave theater. Gone are the days where one could literally mail home or drag home duffel bags of weapons from theater like my grandfather did when he came back from Germany.

I kid you not, I got shook down for 3 hours because Navy customs made the 'shocking' discovery that I had pornography while I was trying to come home. Even between Desert Storm and the War on Terror there have been huge changes to what one can stuff in a bag and fly home with.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 05:06 AM
link   
Released on $1,000 bond?

Oh to be a cop. You or I would still be locked up looking a million dollar bond ifone was granted at all.


 
Posted Via ATS Mobile: m.abovetopsecret.com
 



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 06:13 AM
link   
Maybe, just maybe HE being part of a SHTF scenario became just as paranoid as the next guy as to what can happen in real life, brought home some ordinance from the Theatre of war, but found himself in a Position where he just couldn't hand the stuff in without losing his job, never thinking for one minute the Wife he probably loved at one time would turn him in.
Maybe, Just Maybe.


Ps...I wonder how much other stuff is out there that the Troops have brought back from various conflict around the globe, Maybe the Government should have a one day Amnesty and ask everyone to hand in their Kalashnikov's and anything else that they smuggled home...i'm sure we would all be surprised.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 08:17 AM
link   
reply to post by Ameilia
 


You have some really good questions, a lot of the things you ask are the same questions I wonder about.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 09:27 AM
link   

Originally posted by Lipton



Botieri is a 14-year veteran of the Boston Police Department who previously served with the Marine Corps during Desert Storm.


I think I figured out how he came into possession of the items in question. You can only imagine the rigamarole service members go through now trying to leave theater. Gone are the days where one could literally mail home or drag home duffel bags of weapons from theater like my grandfather did when he came back from Germany.

I kid you not, I got shook down for 3 hours because Navy customs made the 'shocking' discovery that I had pornography while I was trying to come home. Even between Desert Storm and the War on Terror there have been huge changes to what one can stuff in a bag and fly home with.


Wait.. You were in the middle east, in combat, and you had the audacity to try to bring the porn HOME with you?

I mean, you don't even stop to think about the poor souls left over there who have no porn, as you come back to the land of milk and booty?

That is unconscionable.

Oo

Mind you, no one wants to use someone elses old porno mags



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 11:32 AM
link   
And don't forget they had over 9000 Law Enforcement Officers combing the city and doing house and shed searches and nobody saw anything? Sounds like this guy had this stuck all over the place.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 01:45 PM
link   
"Botieri is a 14-year veteran of the Boston Police Department who previously served with the Marine Corps during Desert Storm..........."

Is that a slip of the pen? the above and the rest seem to be referring to the arrested man, not the arresting officer.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 01:50 PM
link   

Originally posted by Ameilia
reply to post by playernumber13
 


1. Why would he leave that stuff around if he and his wife separated and he didn't live there anymore?
2. Why would he leave it outside and unprotected? Maybe it wasn't unprotected, but the article reads like it was.
3. Why was his wife unaware this stuff was there? Nothing is around my house/property that I don't know about...I may not know about some scrap piece of paper, but this is quite a lot to just be unaware of. Is her head in her butt? Did she always know and reported him for revenge?
4. Why was his bail only $1,000?
5. Which exactly of these weapons were stolen? Article states he is facing 4 counts of possessing stolen property, then doesn't say what that was.

Way too many questions to make a judgement here.


Yes, the stolen bit is curious and he is denying those charges.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 02:36 PM
link   
reply to post by playernumber13
 


What a dummy....carrying a gun is not enough? Gotta have a few grenades?
Sheessshhhh



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 03:09 PM
link   
He worked in District A1.
www.cityofboston.gov...

Google map This is where the Boston Marathon Bombing took place.
goo.gl...

www.boston.com... qspUQzh86xjfFFIt6wM/story.html

He is blaming his kid for the stash.



Merricks’s attorney, Eric Goldman, said in court that there was no evidence linking the explosives to his client and suggested they may actually belong to the son of his estranged wife, who returned recently from a military tour of duty. “There is nothing linking him [Kirk] to these explosives, they just as easily could be the son’s,” he said.

edit on 13-7-2013 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 04:29 PM
link   

Originally posted by smurfy

Originally posted by Ameilia
reply to post by playernumber13
 


1. Why would he leave that stuff around if he and his wife separated and he didn't live there anymore?
2. Why would he leave it outside and unprotected? Maybe it wasn't unprotected, but the article reads like it was.
3. Why was his wife unaware this stuff was there? Nothing is around my house/property that I don't know about...I may not know about some scrap piece of paper, but this is quite a lot to just be unaware of. Is her head in her butt? Did she always know and reported him for revenge?
4. Why was his bail only $1,000?
5. Which exactly of these weapons were stolen? Article states he is facing 4 counts of possessing stolen property, then doesn't say what that was.

Way too many questions to make a judgement here.


Yes, the stolen bit is curious and he is denying those charges.


The M203 shells and other explosives are likely property of the US government. Simply being in possession of them means you are in possession of stolen property, but it doesn't mean you stole it. He didn't get a charge for theft that I can see, so I'd bet money that the stolen property charge is simply because the explosives, were in fact, stolen at one point, likely by someone in service.

Overall I'd bet money that this is simply a case of soldiers bringing back toys from their deployment. Many soldiers do it, I know of a guy that would bring back high-end optics and other things, no idea how he did it, but he had a lot of Military property.

The last poster brought up some info that the woman's son recently came back from deployment, I'd say it's much more likely the goods belong to the son than the father. The father would likely be smart enough to remove his explosives from the house when they separated, because he wanted to keep them, he didn't want his wife getting him in trouble, or simply for safety reasons. The son, however, being younger and just back from deployment, likely was looking for a place to stash his stolen goodies and picked the wrong place.

Really seems like a non-story after getting into it, but on the surface my mind went immediately to a bombing connection or some sort.



posted on Jul, 13 2013 @ 06:16 PM
link   

Originally posted by James1982
The M203 shells and other explosives are likely property of the US government. Simply being in possession of them means you are in possession of stolen property, but it doesn't mean you stole it. He didn't get a charge for theft that I can see, so I'd bet money that the stolen property charge is simply because the explosives, were in fact, stolen at one point, likely by someone in service.

Overall I'd bet money that this is simply a case of soldiers bringing back toys from their deployment. Many soldiers do it, I know of a guy that would bring back high-end optics and other things, no idea how he did it, but he had a lot of Military property.

The last poster brought up some info that the woman's son recently came back from deployment, I'd say it's much more likely the goods belong to the son than the father. The father would likely be smart enough to remove his explosives from the house when they separated, because he wanted to keep them, he didn't want his wife getting him in trouble, or simply for safety reasons. The son, however, being younger and just back from deployment, likely was looking for a place to stash his stolen goodies and picked the wrong place.

Really seems like a non-story after getting into it, but on the surface my mind went immediately to a bombing connection or some sort.

I would pretty much agree with that, with the caveat that you do not bring home explosives, specifically TNT, only an eejit would do that. It also begs the question where the TNT came from?
edit on 13-7-2013 by smurfy because: Text.



new topics

top topics



 
13
<<   2 >>

log in

join