McKeesport police arrest teen on gun charges
Police arrested a 17-year-old male from North Versailles Township on gun charges during the weekend after he ran from a traffic stop in downtown McKeesport.
Police said the teen was a passenger in a Ford Explorer, which attracted police attention along the 500 block of Walnut Street because it was listed as stolen from Whitaker.
Police said the teen jumped out of the vehicle with a gun in his hand and fled on foot toward Ringgold Street. The teen threw the gun and continued running toward Locust Street. Police deployed a Taser on the youth and apprehended him in the area of Shaw Avenue and Locust Street.
A search of the teen found he was allegedly in possession of 36 stamp bags of heroin, according to police reports. The discarded handgun was recovered after his arrest. Police later learned the weapon was listed as stolen from McKeesport.
The teen was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, possession of heroin, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. The case has been referred to Shuman Juvenile Detention Center.
The driver, Anthony Tyron Robertson, 37, of McKeesport was arrested at the scene. He is charged with receiving stolen property and driving under suspension. Robertson's preliminary hearing in McKeesport is scheduled for Monday.
McKeesport police Chief Bryan Washowich said the arrests were the result of “excellent police work by the patrol division.”
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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