YOUNGSTOWN Cops catch 2 teen-agers in possession of guns



Both the males are facing three charges each, police said.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown police recovered two 9mm handguns from teen-agers in separate incidents Sunday.
A 15-year-old Liberty Township boy was seen walking with several other teen-age boys at the Market and Lucius Avenue intersection on the city's South Side just past midnight.
Police tried to question the group about being out past the city's curfew for minors, but one boy, reportedly, patted his waist, said he had to be somewhere and started running.
Officers chased the teen for several blocks. Reports say one officer noticed the boy throw a dark object in the back yard of a home before he was stopped and arrested.
Police later found a loaded 9mm handgun in the area where officers saw the boy discard something. He is being charged with carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest and a curfew violation.
Also on South Side: Earlier Sunday evening, officers stopped a car for a traffic violation on Cohasset Drive on the South Side. A 19-year-old Youngstown man, who was a passenger in the car, was asked to get out so he could be questioned by officers.
Reports say officers noticed a 9mm handgun under the seat as the man got out of the car. The man started running and was wrestled to the ground by police in the back yard of a home two blocks away.
He was to be charged later today with carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest and illegal possession of a firearm. The man is not permitted to have a gun because of a previous drug conviction, police said..

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