Loaded gun found in hotel trash can

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SARASOTA, Fla. - Police are investigating a loaded handgun that was found in a North Trail hotel garbage can on Friday.

According to the Sarasota Police Department, officers responded to the Regency Inn in the 4200 block of North Tamiami Trail at approximately 10:44 p.m. in reference a handgun that had been found by one of the maids in the garbage can of one of the hallways in the hotel.

The handgun had a round in the chamber and a magazine with 16 other rounds. The handgun was reported stolen in Manatee County on July 1, 2013.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sarasota Police Department Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 941-954-7070 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com/ or via text message by texting TIP109 plus a message to CRIMES (274637)