Teen Arrested After Flashing Handgun At Park

Photo by Chris Lundy

  STAFFORD – A 15-year-old has been arrested and charged after displaying a handgun at a local park yesterday evening, police said.

   Around 7:14 p.m., a witness notified the Stafford Township Police Department that a man dressed in all black and white shoes was at the Ocean Acres Park showing a handgun.

  Police quickly arrived on scene and were able to locate the subject. Investigation revealed that he was a juvenile and was in possession of a loaded, black Beretta 9MM handgun and a folding knife.

  As a result, he was arrested and charged with 2nd & 4th degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. He was lodged at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.

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  As a reminder, the Stafford Township Police Department does not release photos of arrested subjects, and the public and the press are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.