Perkins chief tries to figure out what to do with department's firepower

PERKINS TWP. Perkins Township officials and police chief Ken Klamar, recently announced plans to she
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

PERKINS TWP.

Perkins Township officials and police chief Ken Klamar, recently announced plans to shed some of the firepower in its weapons cache, holdovers from a previous administration whose police chief, Tim McClung, is facing federal charges for his dealings with weapons.

The two .50-caliber rifles -- retailing at about $8,900 each -- are at the top of the list of items Perkins police hope to trade to firearms dealers for more practical items, such as stun guns. The arsenal in the department's coffers reveals some expected items, like dozens of handguns, as well as perplexing items, such as: military-grade submachine guns, a dozen .308-caliber sniper rifles.

Archived minutes of past township trustees meetings show the township at one point years ago was poised to acquire an armored personnel carrier and a helicopter.