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Police: 14-year-old fired gun in neighborhood

By David Purtell

david.purtell@salisburypost.com

A teenager was arrested Wednesday night after shooting a gun in a neighborhood, according to police.

Salisbury Police say a 14-year-old boy shot a handgun at least five times in the area of North Arlington and Park Avenue around 10:30 Wednesday night. Police in the area heard the shots and stopped a boy who was crossing North Green Street, which runs into Park Avenue.

Police found a Smith and Wesson .357 handgun that was in the boy’s jacket pocket.

Several people, who came outside and residents of two homes on the 700 block of Park Avenue, told police that bullets had come through the walls in their homes and that they had heard gunshots.

No injuries were reported.

The boy, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, had a custody order out of Gaston County and was transported to the Gaston County Juvenile Detention Center.

He was charged as a juvenile for shooting into an occupied residence, possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a concealed weapon.

In other police reports:

A man reported Wednesday someone broke into his vehicle in the 200 block of S. Fulton St.

A man reported Wednesday someone broke into his vehicle in the 400 block of Roberts St.

Lancer Irvin, 31, was charged Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance in the 900 block of Bendix Drive.

Juan Alarcon Alonso was charged Wednesday with assault by pointing a gun.

In Sheriff’s reports:

A man reported an assault Tuesday in the 400 block of Squirrel Run in Salisbury.

A man reported Wednesday someone broke into his car in the 200 block of Western Acres Drive in Kannapolis.

A man reported Wednesday a larceny in the 300 block of Harris Granite Road.

A woman reported Wednesday a larceny in the 300 block of Phillips Avenue in Landis.

Judith Elizabeth Crotchfelt, 31, was charged Wednesday with obtaining property by false pretense in the 100 block of Crystal Creek Drive in China Grove.

Richard Rocky Sims, 30, was charged Wednesday with simple assault in the 100 block of Langley Drive.

Cody Summers, 21, was charged Wednesday with simple assault in the 200 block of Timberfield Trail in China Grove.

Justin Gray Morgan, 27, was charged Wednesday with larceny in the 1300 block of N. Main St. in China Grove.

Deborah Kay Miller, 53, was charged Wednesday with possessing stolen goods in the 100 block of Ashley Drive.

Elana Michelle Watkins, 36, was charged Wednesday with simple assault in the 1500 block of E. Innes St.

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