2 juveniles charged in theft of handguns

January 06, 1999

Carroll County sheriff's deputies have arrested two Westminster juveniles in the theft of two handguns.

The juveniles, ages 13 and 17, were arrested Monday and released to the custody of their parents, pending action by juvenile authorities, officials said. The guns, a .22-caliber pistol and a 9 mm semiautomatic, were reported missing from a Westminster home Dec. 19, deputies said.

The .22-caliber pistol was found in the home of one of the juveniles, and the 9 mm handgun was traced to Hanover, Pa., where it was traded for a tattoo, deputies said.

That weapon and magazines for it were recovered from a home in Cumberland County, Pa., deputies said.

The 13-year-old juvenile was charged with theft over $300, two counts of theft under $300, two counts of a minor in possession of a firearm and making a false statement to a police officer.

The 17-year-old was charged with obstructing and hindering a police officer for his alleged role helping the younger juvenile elude police, deputies said.

Pub Date: 1/06/99

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