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Cops Find Bunker Full Of Guns, Stolen Goods At California Homeless Encampment

San Jose, CA – Police found an underground bunker at a homeless encampment in Northern California filled with guns, ammunition, and thousands of dollars in stolen items.

San Jose police said the investigation started with a commercial burglary and led detectives to a hidden bunker in a homeless encampment in the area of Coyote Creek and Wool Creek Drive, FOX News reported.

Police found the entrance of the bunker dug into the side of a creek.

The inside of the bunker was elaborately constructed and had electricity that police said they thought was “plugged into somebody else’s source,” according to FOX News.

Police found stolen power tools, construction equipment, and firearms secreted inside the bunker.

San Jose police said it had recovered three long guns and multiple boxes of ammunition from the stash, FOX News reported.

Six people were arrested on a variety of charge in connection with the discovery of the stolen items.

Police said the recovered items would “be returned to the victims, including the locally owned business,” FOX News reported.

San Jose police officials said about $100,000 in stolen goods had been returned to its rightful owners.

Residents expressed concern that there could be more hidden bunkers scattered across the city, apparently for good reason, FOX News reported.

“I imagine there are probably several more places like that around town, with just how frequently tools in specific are being taken from construction sites,” Ashley King, a neighbor whose family owns a construction company, said.

King, who is a teacher, also said she was worried about police finding guns in the bunker given the recent mass shootings, FOX News reported.

“To see weapons like that, rifles, stuff that could do damage, serious damage,” she said. “Weapons that could hurt anybody, especially children, from far away, with precision… That is just so incredibly disturbing.”

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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