SANTA ROSA (CBS SF/BCN) — Santa Rosa police arrested a 15-year-old boy for possessing a ghost gun and driving without a license late Monday night after he crashed a car into a utility pole.
A Santa Rosa police officer observed a car driving erratically in the area of Barham and Corby avenues at 11:49 p.m.READ MORE: Former California Senator Barbara Boxer Assaulted, Robbed In Oakland's Jack London District
The officer pulled over the car, which contained four juvenile boys.
Police said the officer became aware that there was a handgun in the car and initially detained all four boys. Officers found a loaded 9mm handgun — an untraceable, polymer ghost gun without a serial number — two large-capacity ammunition magazines and a replica handgun.READ MORE: KPIX 5 Exclusive: Older Concrete Buildings in San Francisco Raise Earthquake Concerns
Police arrested the 15-year-old driver on suspicion of five offenses, including three felonies: carrying a concealed gun in a vehicle, possession of an unregistered and loaded gun, and possession of large-capacity magazines. He was also cited for reckless driving and driving without a license.
Police released the other three juveniles to an adult.MORE NEWS: CA Supreme Court Ruling Gives Prisoners Right To A Lawyer In Some Murder Conviction Challenges
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