15-Year-Old Arrested With Loaded Handgun in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, DEWilmington Police have arrested a juvenile on gun charges.

Authorities state that on January 7 at approximately 7:40 p.m., members of the Wilmington’s Street Crimes Unit were in the 1200 block of Thatcher Street when they observed a 15-year-old male acting suspiciously.  Police made contact with him and following a brief investigation, recovered a loaded 9mm handgun.  The juvenile was taken into custody without incident.

The 15-year-old was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $12,000 cash-only bail.

Information is subject to change at any time. A suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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