Young guns

Two 15-year-olds allegedly steal guns, run from cops in Oroville

On Monday (Feb. 20), Oroville Police arrested two 15-year-old boys who allegedly stole guns from a home.

Shortly after 11 p.m., officers responded to a report of two “suspicious juveniles” on Baldwin Avenue who appeared to be carrying gun cases, according to an Oroville Police Department press release. The teenagers ran when police arrived. One boy was arrested quickly, but the other one kept running along the train tracks until an officer brought him down with a Taser. Police say the boys discarded three rifles and a shotgun—later determined to have been stolen during a residential burglary—in a nearby abandoned home.

The teens, whose names have been withheld, were booked into the Butte County Juvenile Hall on charges of burglary and resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer.