Breckenridge police arrest two well-armed teens |

Breckenridge police arrest two well-armed teens

Breckenridge Police Friday arrested two 17-year-old boys after an off-duty Arvada police officer saw one of them with a handgun. According to a press release from Breckenridge PD, the two boys from New Mexico were on south Main Street around 9:30 p.m. Friday when the off-duty officer engaged them in conversation. One of them raised his jacket to reveal the butt of a handgun. When the officer asked to see the weapon, the boy handed it to him. It turned out to be a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol loaded with 13 rounds of hollow-point ammunition.

The off-duty cop then called 911 and waited with the boys until the Breckenridge Police arrived. According to the press release, the boys told the cops they had the gun because a friend in New Mexico had recently been shot and they thought they needed the protection.

Upon searching the boys, police found another loaded handgun, two knives and some drugs in their possession. They were charged with illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile; carrying a concealed weapon without a permit; unlawful possession of a controlled substance; possession of narcotics and/or paraphernalia; and possession of 1ounce or less of marijuana

The two teens were taken to the Summit County Jail then transported to Mount View Youth Services Center in Jefferson County.

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