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Canfield police nab teenager with weapon



Published: Thu, August 1, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



CANFIELD -- A Village Boulevard teen accused of approaching police with a knife that looks like a gun was arrested this morning and charged with carrying a concealed weapon. William Campbell, 18, also was charged with driving without an operator's license. He is set to be arraigned Friday morning.

Police said Campbell was driving east on East Main Street at about 1 a.m. when they noticed his car weaving in and out of lanes and braking frequently. They said they stopped the car near Hillside and ordered Campbell to get out.

Campbell walked quickly toward police, carrying his wallet in his right hand. Using his left hand, Campbell pulled up his shirt, showing what an officer thought was the handle of a gun, reports state. Campbell then brought his right hand, which was still holding his wallet, toward his waistband.

One officer responded by drawing his gun, while another grabbed Campbell and placed him on the hood of a cruiser. Campbell was handcuffed after a short struggle, reports state. The knife, which had a handle like a pistol grip, was in his right front pocket.

Two passengers in the car Campbell was driving were not arrested.




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