Juvenile Crime Task Force Arrests 17-Year-Old for Stealing Jeep and Carrying Loaded .45 Caliber Pistol
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A 17-year-old with aggravated robbery, carjacking and gun possession charges in his history is back in detention after the Juvenile Crime Task Force arrested him Thursday evening for stealing a Jeep and carrying a fully loaded Glock semi-automatic pistol.
Officers began looking for the Jeep, which was stolen with the keys earlier Thursday from Fleetwood Drive, after it fled from an attempted traffic stop in the North Precinct. An MNPD helicopter crew located the vehicle near Hydes Ferry and Viking Roads and covertly followed the driver. Juvenile Crime Task Force officers caught up with the 17-year-old as he walked in the 3200 block of Briarwick Drive. He was taken into custody without incident. Inside a bag he was carrying was the .45 caliber pistol loaded with one round in the chamber and 14 rounds in the magazine. Also in the bag was the key to the Jeep. The teen told officers he was carrying the gun for protection.