Traffic Stop Results in Arrest of Portland Minor Last Night

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On Thursday, December 22, just before 10:30 pm, a Portland Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on I-295 on a vehicle that had suspeded registation plates according to a press release issued this morning.

The 16 year old male operator is a Portland resident.  It was discovered that he did not possess a driver’s license and was on condition of release with a curfew of 8:00 pm.  The Officer conducted a pat-down search as part of the arrest and discovered he was concealing a Ruger 9mm handgun in his pocket.  The handgun’s serial number had been altered in an attempt to conceal the serial number.

The teen was charged with Criminal Simulation and operating without a license.  He was ordered held at the Longcreek Youth Development Center.