Morgan Hill Police Arrest Teens, One Dropped Stolen Gun

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013  |  Updated 2:56 PM PDT
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Morgan Hill Police Arrest Teens, One Dropped Stolen Gun

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Morgan Hill police arrested two 16-year-old boys after they say one of them dropped a stolen .40-caliber gun near a private school during a Friday chase.

Police Chief David Swing said on Wednesday that Police Cpl. Scott Purvis and Officer Santiago Fierro stopped a car on Wright Avenue near Del Monte Lane about 4 p.m., when two teens inside lied and then ran out of the car.

Police quickly caught up with one teen, and he was arrested in connection with  providing false identification to a police officer and resisting arrest.  He was booked and released on a citation to his legal guardian.

Police said the other 16-year-old continued to run and dropped a knife and .40 caliber handgun on the grounds of a private school in the area. Police figured out who he was, and arrested him two days later in the 100 block of West Main Avenue.

He was booked into Juvenile Hall on charges of a probation violation, possession of a loaded stolen firearm, possession of a firearm on school grounds, possession of a dirk or dagger, and resisting arrest. The gun was reported stolen from a burglary in
Gilroy.

Police say both boys are likely to face gang-enhancement charges as well.
 

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