New Mexico juveniles said the felt they needed protection
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Police officers in Breckenridge Colorado last week arrested two 17-year-old males from New Mexico for illegal possession of a handgun and illegally carrying a concealed weapon after they showed a .40 caliber semi-automatic Smith & Wesson to an off-duty Arvada policeman. The handgun was loaded with 13 hollow-point bullets in the magazine.
According to the off-duty cop, he noticed the weapon when one of the juveniles raised his jacket, revealing the handle of the gun. When he asked if he could see the gun, the juvenile handed it to the police officer, who called 911 and waited with the two juveniles until Breckenridge police officers arrived at the scene.
The juveniles explained to officers that they were in Breckenridge on vacation for the weekend and brought a gun with them because one of their friends in New Mexico had recently been shot and they felt they needed protection. Upon searching the juveniles, officers confiscated another gun, a Smith and Wesson five shot stainless steel revolver which was loaded with five rounds. The officers also found two knives, as well as several drugs in their possession.
The juveniles were charged with:
Illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile
Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
Unlawful possession of a controlled substance
Possession of Narcotics and/or paraphernalia
Possession of 1oz or less of marijuana
The two juveniles were taken to the Summit County Jail then transported to Mount View Youth Services Center in Jefferson County.
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