STEPHEN CRAIG PADDOCK: “FACTS”, findings & false narratives

Below are the “FACTS” as known to date about Stephen Craig Paddock, the person of interest in the Las Vegas Massacre.    Next we will move into the “FINDINGS & FALSE NARRATIVES” phase in our 2 part series.

  John H. Francis Polytechnic High School year book 1971

Stephen Craig Paddock, born April 9, 1953 (Born in Clinton, Iowa)
Father: Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, (Jr.), 11/01/20 – 01/18/98 (Born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin)
Mother: Dolores Irene Hudson, Born 1928, living in Florida
Brothers: Eric H. Paddock, Bruce Paddock, and an unidentified 3rd brother
Paternal Grandparents: Benjamin H. Paddock and Olga G. Paddock
First ex-wife – Sharon K. Brunoehler
Second ex-wife – Peggy R. Okamoto

United States Public Records
03/01/08 – ?? U/K — San Francisco, California
02/02/91 – 07/01/97 — Glendale, California
02/02/91 – 10/01/93 — Los Angeles, California
01/01/97 – 06/01/97 — San Bernardino, California
12/01/02 – ?? U/K — Houston, Texas
06/10/04 – 08/06/08 — Mesquite, Texas
04/30/06 – ?? U/K — Houston, Texas
11/15/07 – 03/25/08 — Hawthorne, California
01/01/97 – 06/01/97 — San Bernardino, California
07/01/04 – ?? U/K — Houston, Texas

United States Public Records
07/23/01 – 12/05/08 — Hawthorne, California
01/01/98 – 07/18/01 — California City, California
11/01/96 – 06/01/01 — California City, California
09/01/93 – 07/18/01 — Big Bear Lake, California

Mesquite, NV
Reno, NV 89501
Mesquite, TX
Cerritos, CA
Hawthorne, CA
Hawthorne, CA
Panorama City, CA
Glendale, CA
Hawthorne, CA
Boca Raton, FL
Mesquite, TX
Henderson, NV
Mesquite, TX
Melbourne, FL
St San Francisco, CA
California City, CA
Los Angeles, CA
California City, CA
Henderson, NV
Hawthorne, CA
Temecula, CA
Big Bear Lake, CA
Hawthorne, CA
Cerritos, CA
Temecula, CA
Glendale, CA
Panorama City, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Big Bear Lake, CA
San Francisco, CA
Artesia, CA
Melbourne, FL
Houston, TX
San Bernardino, CA
Redondo Beach, CA
Rosamond, CA
Mesquite, NV
Fontana, CA
Mesquite, TX
San Francisco, CA
Marina Del Rey, CA

mentioned in the record of Stephen C Paddock and Sharon K Brunoehler
Name Stephen C Paddock
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 17 Jul 1977
Event Place Los Angeles, California
Gender Male
Age 24
Birth Year (Estimated) 1953
Spouse’s Age 25
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated) 1952

mentioned in the record of Stephen C Paddock and Peggy R Okamoto
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 09 Mar 1985
Event Place Los Angeles, California
Gender Female
Age 31
Birth Year (Estimated) 1954
Spouse’s Age 31
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated) 1954

POSSIBLE RELATIVES: Margaret R Paddock, Peggy R Paddock (2nd ex-wife — and these are her multiple a/k/a: Paddock Peggy Okamoto, Peggy R Okamotopaddock, Peggy R Paddock, and Peggy Paddock), Erick H. Paddock (youngest brother), Eric Hudson Paddock (brother), Bruce D. Paddock (brother), Sharon K Brunoehler (1st ex-wife), and Dolores Irene Hudson (Mother).


Las Vegas gunman’s father was on FBI’s Most Wanted list

By Philip J. Victor   Updated 5:24 PM ET, Mon October 2, 2017

The father of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was previously on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, law enforcement officials confirmed to CNN on Monday.
Benjamin Hoskins Paddock appeared on the agency’s infamous registry from June 10, 1969 through May 5, 1977 and was described in an FBI poster as being “diagnosed as psychopathic” and as an individual reported to have “suicidal tendencies” who “has carried firearms in commission of bank robberies.”
The poster states that Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, known also by several aliases including “Big Daddy,” “Chromedome” and “Old Baldy,” was convicted of bank robbery and automobile theft.

The paper said Benjamin Hoskins Paddock lived in Oregon’s Eugene-Springfield area for several years under the name Bruce Werner Ericksen.

Source – CNN


Stephen Paddock’s father was on FBI’s 10 most wanted list — Patrick Benjamin Paddock was a violent bank robber in the 1960s and 1970s

By Andrew Griffin   Oct 2, 2017

An FBI poster that is available online says that the Las Vegas killer’s father “diagnosed as psychopathic, has carried firearms in commission of bank robberies” and “reportedly has suicidal tendencies and should be considered armed and very dangerous.”


The older Paddock was also involved in a violent attack in Las Vegas, according to a contemporaneous report in Tucson’s Daily Citizen. When he was apprehended by the FBI, he attempted to run down an agent using his car, the report said.


Source – Independent



Benjamin Hoskins Paddock Jr., born November 1st, 1926 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, appeared on the agency’s infamous registry from June 10th, 1969 through May 5th, 1977 and was described in an FBI poster as being “diagnosed as psychopathic” and as an individual reported to have “suicidal tendencies” who “has carried firearms in commission of bank robberies.”

“This is one for Sheboygan that never really hit the map much because they didn’t live here very long,” Travis Gross, historian said.

Historian Travis Gross said that Stephen Paddocks’ grandfather (Benjamin’s father) was a traveling salesman, working for a company based out of Milwaukee. Stephen’s grandmother, Olga (Benjamin’s mother) was a member of a prominent local maritime family. At some point before the 1930 census, the family moved to Superior, and a decade later, relocated to Chicago.

“Benjamin Paddock was a high school student in Chicago. We found some records and stories of him already getting involved in criminal activity by mid-to-late 1940s,” Gross said.

Paddock was indicted in 1960 on three counts of robbing Phoenix branches of Valley National Bank, the Arizona Republic reported on Oct. 6 that year. He was accused of stealing close to $25,000 and was caught in the summer of 1960 by FBI agents in Las Vegas.

The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Paddock was convicted and slapped with a 20-year prison sentence, but the lengthy jail term was cut short when he busted out of a federal prison in Texas in 1969, the Eugene Register-Guard reported.

In 1987, the gig finally ended when the Oregon Attorney General’s Office filed seven racketeering charges against Paddock related to his bingo operation. On top of that, he was charged with rolling back car odometers.

Paddock settled the racketeering charges for $623,000 and pleaded no contest to the odometer case, while simultaneously claiming he had cancer.

Among his other life claims: being an auto crew racing chief, Chicago Bears football player and survivor of a World War II mine sweeper sinking, according to the Eugene Register-Guard.

When the final verdict in Paddock’s legal saga came in, and Circuit Judge George Woodrich decided to let him off with a $100,000 fine and no jail time.

“He could be conning everybody, but this is an economic crime and he’s an old man,” the newspaper quoted Woodrich as saying. “My view is let him go… and good riddance.”

  Paddock then went back to the Lone Star state and lived there until his death in 1998. Laurel Paulson, a woman he met while living in Oregon, told the Eugene Register-Guard that he got by on a VA pension and helped her run a machine shop.


“He was a man that people either loved or hated,” she said. “He always said he was a dinosaur.”

Source – FoxNews

NOTE: Benjamin Hoskins Paddock Jr. was born on November 1, 1920 at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He attended high school in Chicago, Illinois.

He died on January 18, 1998 and is buried in a War Veteran’s cemetery in Oklahoma.



(April 9, 1953 – October 1, 2017) was an American mass murderer, who (allegedly) committed the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting. He fired modified semi-automatic weapons from his room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel into a crowd of approximately 22,000 concertgoers at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip on October 1, 2017.

Paddock, who lived in Mesquite, Nevada, (allegedly) died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident surpassed the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the deadliest mass shooting by a lone gunman in U.S. history, with 58 fatalities (excluding Paddock) and 489 injuries.


Stephen Paddock was born in Clinton, Iowa. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and Sun Valley, California, as the eldest of four sons of Benjamin Hoskins Paddock. Benjamin was a bank robber who was arrested in 1960, when Stephen was seven years old. Benjamin was later convicted and escaped prison in 1969, subsequently appearing on the FBI’s most-wanted list. Stephen was 15 years old at the time. According to his brother Eric, they never really knew their father as he was never with their mother.

In 1967, Paddock completed his studies at Richard E. Byrd Middle School, then graduated from John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in 1971, and from California State University, Northridge in 1977, with a degree in business administration.

Paddock worked for the federal government from about 1975 to 1985. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1976 to 1978. After that, he worked for six years as an Internal Revenue Service agent, until 1984. Then, he was a federal auditor for one year, in 1985, focusing on defense contractors. Towards the end of the 1980s, Paddock worked for three years as an internal auditor for a company that later merged to form Lockheed Martin. His work career after this period is not clear. However, it is known that he lived in the Greater Los Angeles Area and owned personal property in areas including Panorama City, Cerritos, and North Hollywood from the 1970s to early 2000s. He owned rental properties around the country, including two rundown apartment buildings in the working-class neighborhood of Hawthorne, California. He also owned an apartment complex in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, which he sold in 2012. Relatives said Paddock was worth at least $2 million.


According to court records, Paddock was married and divorced twice. He was first married from 1977 to 1979, and for the second time from 1985 to 1990, both marriages in Los Angeles County, California. Family members say he stayed on good terms with his ex-wives. His brother says that Paddock had no political or religious affiliations of any kind.

Paddock lived in Texas and in California, then in a retirement community in Melbourne, Florida from 2013 to 2015. In 2016, he moved from Florida to another retiree home in Mesquite, Nevada, about 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Las Vegas. According to property records, he bought a single-family home in Mesquite in 2013, and sold his two-bedroom home in Melbourne. For several years, he lived with his girlfriend in a retirement community in Reno, Nevada, in addition to his home in Mesquite.

An Australian acquaintance said he met Paddock in the United States and the Philippines. He described Paddock as intelligent and methodical. He alleged Paddock won a lot of money applying algorithms to gambling on machines (not on tables), and that he studied gun laws. The acquaintance considered Paddock a generous man whenever he and his girlfriend visited him.

In 2010, Paddock applied for and received a U.S. passport. He went on 20 cruise ship voyages, visiting several foreign ports including in Spain, Italy, Greece, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. He was accompanied by his girlfriend on nine of them. At least one of these cruises to the Middle East happened during the last year of his life.

During his last months, he reportedly smelled of alcohol, was despondent, and was taking the anti-anxiety drug Valium, which he was prescribed in June 2017. During the last days of his life, his girlfriend was overseas at his suggestion. Meanwhile, he was in Las Vegas with another woman, reported by investigators to be a prostitute. Two days prior to the shooting, Paddock was recorded by a home surveillance system driving alone to an area for target practice located near his home.


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Source – Wikipedia





What you have just read is the “FACTS” as known to date about Stephen Craig Paddock.  Next we will move into the “FINDINGS” phase in our 2 part series on the person of interest in the Las Vegas Massacre.

What may not be widely known is Casino entrances have magnometers. Firearms would be detected had Paddock used patron entrances. Steve Wynn just confirmed this. So, who would allow Paddock to use an EMPLOYEE service elevator? Which employee(s)?
Next. Internal Security Protocol at Hotels/Casinos require a room check if a room is on “Do Not Disturb” for more than 12 hours. Yet, we are to believe his room was on 36 hours without visual inspection? Again, this leads to employee(s). Now, we do know SEIU and Antifa have formed connections (See articles HERE and HERE and HERE). There is no way LVMPD is unaware of these Protocols and Entrance security.
Was Paddock the one who actually brought the firearms in? Did he use EMPLOYEE service elevators? Or did EMPLOYEE(s) ferry the firearms in through service elevator for him? And what are the demographic / visa / immigration status’ of casino service employees?

Another critical piece of researching… Paddock didn’t commonly imbibe in alcohol.  These are questions that should have been asked by the media. He frequented his neighborhood bar for the slots, not alcohol. Gambling was his vice, not alcohol. Also note, many serious poker players do not imbibe, especially not in excess. Throws their wits. The celebrity players aren’t a prime example of a professional player. They make their money elsewhere and drink and play as entertainment. “A drink” doesn’t translate to frequently imbibing. The narrative is deceptive….

Continued on Stephen Craig Paddock: Facts, “FINDINGS & FALSE NARRATIVES” – Part 2