Teen With Gun Near Park To Be Charged
The 15-year-old was spotted on Route 31 with a rifle Christmas morning. Here's what happened.
A male teenager was taken into custody late Christmas morning after he was seen with a rifle near Wheeler Park, according to police and reader reports.
The initial address on the police call was in the 400 block of North First Street (Route 31) near Stevens Street in Geneva. The incident took place at about 11:35 a.m. after police received two calls regarding a male of undetermined age crouching behind a dark-colored sports utility vehicle.
While in custody, Geneva police determined that the teen was carrying an airsoft rifle, the Kane County Chronicle reports. Airsoft guns shoot plastic BBs and other projectiles, but many of them can appear similar to real firearms.
The teen, who is in town visiting family, was referred to a juvenile officer for a final disposition, the Chronicle's story said. Geneva Police Commander Julie Nash said the 15-year-old is expected to be charged in juvenile court with disorderly conduct, the Chicago Tribune reports.
St. Charles police assisted with the call.