Juvenile Arrested For Possession of Concealed Firearm

A 14-year old boy was arrested by Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force early Saturday morning on Bree Lane for possession of a semi automatic pistol.


The Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force made the streets of Watsonville a little safer after they arrested a 14-year old boy with the possession of a gun on Bree Lane just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning

The 14-year old, a Watsonville resident, was spotted by the GTF near Ohlone Parkway in a car that was driven by a 17-year old boy, according to GTF commander Mario Sulay.

Also according to commander Sulay, the two were then followed into Stone Creek Apartments and once they parked the 14-year old ran from the car. A group of GTF members chased him and ordered the boy to stop but refused to give in.

After GTF members took him into custody they found a loaded .380 caliber semi automatic pistol concealed in the pants pocket of the 14-year old, according to commander Sulay.

In addition to the firearm, investigating GTF officers found evidence that the 14 year-old was actively involved with a local criminal street gang and had previously been prosecuted back in 2011 in juvenile court for possession of a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon.

Neither the 14 year-old nor the 17 year-old driver of the car were residents of the apartment complex.

The 14 year-old was booked into juvenile hall for Juvenile in Possession of Concealed Firearm, Prohibited Person (felon) in Possession of a Firearm, Gang Crime, and Resisting a Peace Officer.


Lucas September 23, 2012 at 04:31 AM
14 years old with a gun and out at 2 a.m.? Did the police cite his parents? Seems to me like they need to do some jail time for child endangerment.
David H. Perez September 23, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Boy, isn't that the truth!
randy September 23, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Also, this isn't the first time this youth previously was procescuted in 2011 (at the age of 13. Let's see what else. The 17 year old .. did he have a drivers license? If so was he ciited for having someone under age in his car.. if he was without a license, was he cited? These gangs will take your kids at birth if they could AND the BB you know that GANG, there are pictures on the web of kids as young as 7 in uniform and in formation for the BB. Our state assemblyman was the organizer of the local BB. Speaking of that assemblyman, did you hear he is taking nominations for Veteran of the Year. This to me is terrible since the code of conduct for HIS brown beret explicitly state NO MILITARY. Make sense?


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