West Columbia

December 31, 1992

Arrested teens had guns and alcohol, police say

Two Columbia teen-agers and a third from Montgomery County were arrested yesterday after an officer stopped them and allegedly found they were carrying two rifles and bottles of wine and liquor, county police said.

Each was charged as a juvenile with being a rogue and vagabond, and with possession of alcohol. They were released to the custody of their parents.

Police said additional charges may be filed. An investigation into ownership of the weapons is continuing.

The three teen-agers -- a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old from Columbia and a 14-year-old from Montgomery County -- were arrested about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday when a patrol officer allegedly saw them in the 5600 block of Harpers Farm Road walking into the Deering Woods development carrying rifles, police said.

The officer stopped the trio and allegedly found that two of them carried loaded M-1 carbines, police said. The third juvenile allegedly carried a gym bag containing four bottles of wine and fruit liquor, a ski cap and a flashlight, police said.

Two of the juveniles wore winter gloves and the other had rubber gloves, police said.

Police said it's unclear what the three planned to do with the guns and items in the gym bag.

The boys told police they found the weapons, police said.


* Dorsey

6900 block of Linden Ave.: Someone cut plugs to a resident's Christmas lights between 10 p.m. Sunday and 5 p.m. Monday. The owner was unable to repair the $8 loss. Four other sets of Christmas lights were cut, but the victim was able to repair them.

* Harper's Choice

5300 block of Harpers Farm Road: Someone stole tags from a 1986 Dodge Colt between 10 p.m. Sunday and 8:45 a.m. Monday.

* Hickory Ridge

12200 block of Green Meadow Drive: A $150 tire and four lug nuts valued at $5 were stolen from a 1989 Toyota Celica between 8 p.m. Dec. 23 and 7 a.m. Dec. 24.

* Town Center

10000 block of Governor Warfield Parkway: Someone forced open a door of New Sensations and Total Beauty between Saturday and Monday, and stole beauty products.

* Wilde Lake

10100 block of Placid Lake Court: A gold 1978 Pontiac Firebird was stolen between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. Monday. The car had no tags.

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