Public Safety

16-year-old boy arrested with stolen gun in Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Police Department cruiser at night with emergency lights (Cropped CRPD photo from November 2019)
Cedar Rapids Police Department cruiser at night with emergency lights (Cropped CRPD photo from November 2019)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police arrested a 16-year-old boy early Thursday, saying he was in possession of a stolen firearm.

Police were called just before 3 a.m. to the 2600 block of Matthew Drive SW on a report of two individuals using flashlights to look into vehicles.

They found a parked vehicle with a broken window and items missing and a garage door partially open in the 2700 block of Willow Street SW.

Another officer located a 16-year-old in the 2600 block of Willow Street SW who matched the description of one of those looking into vehicles with a flashlight.

The teen was found in possessions of a handgun reported stolen Sept. 7 from a residence in Cedar Rapids, police said.

The juvenile was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, trafficking in stolen weapons, carrying a concealed weapon and interference with official acts. He was transported to the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center.

His name was not released. A second suspect was not located.

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