13-Year-Old Among 2 Arrested On Suspicion Of Possessing Stolen Military Weapon

COLTON (CBS) — Two people, including a 13-year-old boy, were arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing inert and replica weapons believed to have been stolen.

Colton police said in a statement released that officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of South Mohave Drive about 6:59 p.m. Friday.

Upon arrival, they saw a male, later identified as a 13-year-old boy, sitting on top of a roof and holding a possible rifle.

According to police, the suspect ran into a nearby apartment, which a K9 subsequently searched after authorities contacted the owner.

Three weapons were recovered, including an inert M136 AT4 “LAW” anti-tank weapon, a BB-gun rifle and a replica 9mm hand gun, police said.

Mario Bruton Sr., 43, was booked into county jail and the 13-year-old was taken to juvenile hall on suspicion of possession of a stolen and illegal weapons.

The U.S Army is expected to confiscate the items, police added.

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