Arlington police arrested a 17-year-old from Cambridge on firearm and motor vehicle charges Tuesday, May 11, following an attempted traffic stop.
About 2 p.m., an Arlington officer was monitoring traffic in the area of Mass. Ave. and Pleasant Street and observed a Ford Escape allegedly commit a crosswalk violation, traveling through the crosswalk as a woman and child were attempting to cross.
The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver allegedly refused to stop and led the officer on a brief pursuit before turning onto Swan Place and reaching a dead end. Officers conducted a felony stop of the vehicle. The driver and a passenger were ordered to exit the vehicle and were each detained without further incident.
It was determined that the vehicle belonged to a car-sharing company. During an inventory of the vehicle officers located a loaded firearm with a high-capacity magazine under the driver's seat. During this search officers also recovered a bag of marijuana and a digital scale.
The driver was placed under arrest. The passenger was released from the scene and was not charged.
A juvenile male was charged with possession of a large-capacity firearm and feeding device without a license, unlawful possession of ammunition, failure to stop for police, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, speeding and failure to stop for a pedestrian in Crosswalk.
The teen was transported from the Arlington Police Department to an overnight holding facility, where he is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday morning, May 12.
Opinion, Jan. 19, 2021: Officer Hogan to cycle Pan Mass Challenge 9th time
This news announcement was published Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The information was provided by Leah Comins of John Guilfoil Public Relations.