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Two Juveniles Arrested After Each Found with a Handgun

For Immediate Release:  December 14, 2019

On December 11, 2019, two juvenile males were arrested after each was found with a loaded handgun.

At 3:04 pm, Detectives Alberto Valles, James Barrett, and Christopher Smith observed two males walking near North Carolina and Caspian Avenues.  One of the males, 16-years-old, was wanted for questioning into a recent active investigation.

The detectives attempted to stop the pair.  The  16-year-old complied and was arrested after being found in possession of a loaded handgun.  The other male, 14-years-old, attempted to run but was quickly apprehended.  He was found in possession of a loaded handgun that had been reported stolen and 8.5 grams of cocaine. 

ARRESTED:  A 16-year-old male from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon.

ARRESTED:  A 14-year-old male from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon,  possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and receiving stolen property.

Both males were remanded to Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility. 

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Special Investigations Section at 609-347-5858 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.

Alert sent on 12/14/2019 at 12:04PM EST


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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