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Stripped Copper Wire, Ghost Guns, Stolen ATV—Cloverdale Man Booked for Slew of Thefts

The following is a press release issued by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:


Illegal firearms and stripped copper [Photograph from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office’

During the month of September, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Property/Narcotics detectives, with the help of north beat patrol deputies, have been investigating several burglaries in the Cloverdale area. One of the stolen items was a trailer.

On September 26 at approximately 10 PM, detectives found the trailer being towed on River Road in Cloverdale. Detectives stopped the driver, later identified as Charles Greppi, a 36-year-old Cloverdale resident. Greppi was booked into jail for felony vehicle theft and felony possession of a stolen vehicle. Greppi later went to court and was released on pre-trial release.

Detectives then obtained a search warrant for Greppi’s home. They found an ATV recently stolen from a vineyard, over 400 pounds of stripped copper wire which is believed to come from several recent burglaries, parts from the stolen trailer, a “ghost gun” handgun frame, and three guns. The guns were a “ghost gun” AR15 style assault rifle, a “ghost gun” pistol, and a short-barreled shotgun. Detectives are seeking additional charges against Greppi for the items they found in his home.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Sonoma county sheriffs are a fucking joke it’s not illegal to build a rifle or handgun on your own property text second amendment right to bear arms. The right to protect your Homestead. I have until January 1 of 2024 in the state of California to register an already assembled gun.

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