On Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 0713 hrs. Officers from Platoon C responded to the area of the 500 blk. S. Lime St. for a complaint of a weapons offense that had just occurred. Upon arrival, Officers met with the victims. The victims were not injured. The victims were grandfather and grandson. The grandfather had attempted to speak with a juvenile that had reportedly struck his grandson at a previous time. The juvenile suspect brandished a handgun and threatened to shoot the victims.
The victims provided a description of the juvenile suspect. With the assitance from the Lancaster Safety Coalition, the juvenile suspect was located on the 100 blk. Juniata St. Officers made contact with the juvenile suspect and recovered a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. A check of the serial number revealed that the gun had been reported as stolen to the Lancaster Bureau of Police in February 2017.
As a result of this incident, Off. Tirado filed a Juvenile Allegation before Lancaster County Juvenile Probation. The juvenile was charged with Possession of Fiream by Minor, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault (Physical Menace) and Receiving Stolen Property. The juvenile was later transported to the Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court or adjudicated delinquent in juvenile court.