16-Year-Old Arrested With Loaded Handgun

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police announced the arrest of a 16-year-old male on gun and drug charges.

Authorities stated that on December 30 at approximately 10:56 a.m., members of the Street Crimes Unit were in the 900 block of North Spruce Street when they observed a 16-year-old male acting in a suspicious manner.  Police made contact with the juvenile and following a brief investigation, recovered a loaded 9mm handgun and 16.7 grams of marijuana.  The juvenile was taken into custody without incident.

The 16-year-old was charged with the following offenses:

  • Possession of a Firearm while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Person Prohibited – 2 Counts
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  • Possession of Marijuana

He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $25,100 cash-only bail.

Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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