War­rants used for killer’s home re­leased

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - #VEGASSTRONG: HOPE AND HEALING - By David Fer­rara Las Ve­gas Re­view-jour­nal

A pair of search war­rants ex­e­cuted on one of the Las Ve­gas mass mur­derer’s homes were re­leased Thurs­day, show­ing a long list of items au­thor­i­ties hoped to re­trieve.

Metro in­ves­ti­ga­tors wanted to find any “ev­i­dence of mo­tive and/ or the iden­tity of the per­pe­tra­tor,” ac­cord­ing to Oct. 2 war­rants ex­e­cuted at 1372 Bab­bling Brook Court in Mesquite.

The night be­fore, gun­man Stephen Pad­dock fired into a crowd at the Route 91 Har­vest fes­ti­val, killing 58 con­cert­go­ers and in­jur­ing 489 oth­ers.

Po­lice re­ceived ap­proval from a District Court judge to seize Pad­dock’s ve­hi­cles, weapons, com­put­ers and record­ing equip­ment. Au­thor­i­ties also wanted to talk to any­one at the house, in­clud­ing his girl­friend, Mar­ilou Dan­ley, who was out of the coun­try at the time but has since spo­ken to fed­eral agents.

The war­rants, which de­tail Pad­dock’s home down to the ad­dress num­bers and sin­gle-car garage, ask per­mis­sion to seize firearms, am­mu­ni­tion, hol­sters, firearm cases, gun clean­ing equip­ment, re­ceipts for firearms, am­mu­ni­tion and equip­ment pur­chases. Po­lice also searched for per­sonal items, in­clud­ing let­ters, in­sur­ance poli­cies, di­aries, pre­scrip­tion bot­tles and gas re­ceipts.

The list also in­cludes “com­mer­cial and/or im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive and chem­i­cal pre­cur­sors and/or com­po­nents, in­clud­ing toxic in­dus­trial chem­i­cals, timers, switches, fuses and/or ig­ni­tion de­vices.”

No cars were lo­cated out­side the res­i­dence be­fore the war­rant was signed, ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ments.

Other items in the doc­u­ments: “dig­i­tal or phys­i­cal items in­di­cat­ing plan­ning, ide­ol­ogy, and/or pre­op­er­a­tional sur­veil­lance to in­clude maps, draw­ings, con­cert tick­ets, ho­tel room reser­va­tions and re­ceipts, notes.”

Doc­u­ments dis­clos­ing ex­actly what au­thor­i­ties found in­side the home, how­ever, have not been made pub­lic, ac­cord­ing to court of­fi­cials.

District Judge Linda Marie Bell, who signed the war­rants, de­clined to com­ment.

Con­tact David Fer­rara at dfer­rara@re­viewjour­nal.com or 702-380-1039. Fol­low @ ran­dom­poker on Twit­ter.

Michael Quine

Las Ve­gas Re­view-jour­nal @Ve­gas88s The back­yard of the Sun City home of Stephen Pad­dock in Mesquite. The Oct. 2 war­rants used by the Metropoli­tan Po­lice Depart­ment to search the house and seize posses­sions were re­leased Thurs­day.

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