Gun-Toting Juvenile Arrested

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  TOMS RIVER – Two juveniles pulled a gun on someone and slashed her tires before leaving, but got arrested at the mall later that night.

  Police said the female victim knew the two juveniles who approached her near Hooper Avenue and Caudina Avenue at around 5 p.m. on June 8.

  Their vehicle was spotted by Sgt. Chris McDowell near Route 37 and Hooper about an hour later. He began a pursuit, but the juveniles fled, and he broke off the chase due to safety concerns. The vehicle was later found in the parking lot of the Ocean County Mall. The suspects weren’t inside but they were arrested shortly thereafter without incident, police said.

  Charges for Charges for Criminal Mischief, 2nd Degree Eluding, and Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose were reported, but additional charges are pending. The identities of the suspects were not released, likely because they were underaged.

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  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.