MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED IN ROGERS' GUN THEFT : CHARGES ARE EXTORTION, RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS.
Byline: Patricia Farrell Aidem Daily News Staff Writer
A Green Valley man is due to be arraigned today in San Bernardino San Bernardino, city, United States
San Bernardino (săn bûr'nədē`nō), city (1990 pop. 164,164), seat of San Bernardino co., S Calif., at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts.; inc. 1854. County in a case involving a cache of rare guns collected by Roy Rogers
Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), who became famous as Roy Rogers, was a singer and cowboy actor. and Dale Evans and stolen from their daughter's Mojave Desert Mojave or Mohave Desert, c.15,000 sq mi (38,850 sq km), region of low, barren mountains and flat valleys, 2,000 to 5,000 ft (610–1,524 m) high, S Calif.; part of the Great Basin of the United States. home.
Vincent Paul Jennemann, 41, faces charges of receiving stolen property and extortion extortion, in law, unlawful demanding or receiving by an officer, in his official capacity, of any property or money not legally due to him. Examples include requesting and accepting fees in excess of those allowed to him by statute or arresting a person and, with following a sting by sheriff's deputies in the desert community of Apple Valley.
Jennemann, who lives in a small forest town north of Saugus, was arrested Tuesday - on Rogers' 85th birthday - and held on $35,000 bail in San Bernardino, sheriff's spokeswoman Deputy Jennie Risley said Wednesday.
Investigators do not believe it was Jennemann who broke into the home of Cheryl Barnett, the entertainers' daughter, and stole the gun collection. But they do believe he knowingly bought stolen guns that ended up for sale at an Oct. 17 gun show near Ojai, Risley said.
Barnett's husband, Larry Barnett Lawrence Robert Barnett (born January 3 1945 in Nitro, West Virginia) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1969 to 1999 before becoming the major leagues' supervisor of umpires in 2000-2001. , was at the show, spotted the guns from the family collection and struck up a conversation with the vendor, Risley said. Larry Barnett reported his find to Ventura County sheriff's deputies who, with the vendor's cooperation, seized all three of the guns displayed at the show.
Risley said that later Jennemann anonymously called Larry Barnett, aware of his interest in Rogers' guns. Larry Barnett, working with Apple Valley deputies, set up a meeting - a sting in which Jennemann was arrested and the remainder of the missing guns were recovered, Risley said.
The guns - about $10,000 worth of rare handguns and rifles - were returned to Cheryl Barnett, who described her father as ``tickled pink'' that his collection was returned.
Some of the guns are hand-carved, some were limited-issue guns and one dates back to 1917. At least one of the cases had Roy Rogers' name engraved en·grave
tr.v. en·graved, en·grav·ing, en·graves
1. To carve, cut, or etch into a material: engraved the champion's name on the trophy.
2. on it.