Lancaster man arrested with stolen handgun

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Joshua Torres-Gonzalez

LANCASTER, Pa. –  Lancaster City Police make their second illegal gun arrest this week.  The latest arrest was just before Noon today. An officer on patrol along the 100 block of East King Street spotted two males at a business near the intersection of E. King and S. Duke streets.  The officer knew that one of the males, identified as Joshua Torres-Gonzalez, 21, of Lancaster Township, was wanted by Manor Township Police for allegedly stealing $3,700 worth of items from a home in the 2100 block of West Ridge Drive on April 14.

Torres-Gonzalez ran when police approached him. After a brief foot chase he was taken into custody. A body pat down revealed that he had a Smith & Wesson, .380 semi-automatic handgun in one of his pants pockets.  A check of the serial number revealed that the weapon had been reported stolen to West Lampeter Township Police on Monday.

Torres-Gonzalez was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Firearms Not to be Carried Without a License and  possession of a small amount of marijuana.