WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington Police have arrested a juvenile on gun and drug charges.
Authorities state that on January 7 at approximately 2:40 p.m., members of Wilmington’s Street Crimes Unit were in the area of South Heald and Christiana Avenue when they observed a 16-year-old male acting suspiciously. When police attempted to make contact with him, he fled on foot. He was quickly taken into custody without incident and police recovered a loaded .380 caliber handgun and 5 bags of marijuana.
The 16-year-old was charged with the following offenses:
- Possession of a Firearm while also in Possession of a Controlled Substance
- Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
- Resisting Arrest
- Possession of Marijuana
He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 11 and committed to the New Castle County Detention Center on $31,100 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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