Three Boys Arrested In Salem On Gun Charges
Salem, Ore. — Salem Police officers swiftly apprehended three male juveniles on Saturday evening following a report of shots fired into an apartment. The incident took place in the 2400 block of Coral AV NE, prompting a prompt response from patrol officers at approximately 4:15 p.m.
The call originated when a resident reported hearing what seemed like an argument and subsequently discovered a bullet had penetrated their dwelling from a neighboring apartment. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
Without wasting any time, officers took immediate action by evacuating nearby apartments to ensure the safety of residents. During this process, an adult associated with the apartment where the gunshots originated arrived at the scene. Granting permission, the individual allowed officers to enter the premises, resulting in the exit of four juveniles. Following a thorough search of the apartment, authorities discovered an AR-15 style weapon, a shotgun, and a long rifle.
As a result, three teenagers, aged 14 and 16, were arrested and transported to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. Among the charges filed, one of the 14-year-olds faces allegations of theft by receiving, while all three boys are charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, and reckless endangering.
Due to their status as minors, the names of the teenagers involved have not been disclosed by the Salem Police Department, which has a policy of not identifying underage individuals in criminal investigations.