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16-Year-Old Charged with Possessing Loaded Gun Stolen from Unlocked Vehicle Last Year

4/5/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Juvenile Crime Task Force officers Thursday night recovered a stolen and loaded 9 millimeter pistol from a home on 21st Avenue North after receiving information that a teen at the location was likely armed. When officers knocked on the door, they found 5 juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 17 at the residence without adult supervision. They also detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside.

The juveniles were detained while a search warrant was obtained. The pistol found in the home was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Michigan Avenue last December. A 16-year-old present was arrested on charges of 2nd offense unlawful gun possession and theft. He was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in relation to a small digital scale that was found.

While officers were there, the adult resident, Sarah McWilliams, 40, arrived. She was issued a state misdemeanor citation charging her with contributing to the delinquency of minors in that this was the second time a juvenile was found unlawfully with a gun during the execution of a search warrant at her home. The first time was in 2018.

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Recovered stolen 9 millimeter pistol