Lancaster city juvenile arrested for possession of a stolen gun

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LANCASTER, PA (WPMT)  A foot chase ends with the arrest of a 17 year old Lancaster City juvenile for possession of a stolen handgun. The incident began at about 3:30 pm when city police responded to a report of a fight involving teenage boys near McDonald’s on the 500 block of North Franklin Street.

When officers arrived on the scene they learned that one of teens involved in the fight had left the parking, headed south on North Franklin Street. When police caught up and attempted to talk to the teen, he ran away.  A foot chase went on for approximately two minutes.   Just as he was about to be caught the teen tossed away a handgun near the intersection of N. Franklin St. and Lehigh Ave.  Police retrieved the weapon as the juvenile was taken into custody.

As that was happening a 15 year old female juvenile ran up and struck and pushed one of the officers in an attempt to separate him from the juvenile male. Her actions caused a crowd to gather around the Officers. Both juvenile suspects were taken into custody as other police arrived.

Charges against the  the 17 year old include Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License, Possession of a Firearm by Minor and Receiving Stolen Property.  The gun, a Bersa .380 semi automatic handgun had been reported stolen to the New York Police Department in 2008. The charges were filed with Juvenile Probation.

The 15 year old girl was charged with Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, Obstructing Administration of Law and Disorderly Conduct.  Her charges were also filed with Juvenile Probation.