JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Jacksonville Police said a teenager was arrested after being accused of breaking into vehicles.
In a news release, Jacksonville Police officials said they responded to a report of someone who may have had a gun trying to break into cars. That was around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday near Franklin and East streets.
Officers pulled over a vehicle in that area. In that car, officers recognized a 17-year-old who matched the description of the suspect. They said the teenager got out of the back of the car and ran away.
After a short chase, police caught the suspect and a gun was found.
The 17-year-old was arrested on charges of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting a peace officer and aggravated assault from a previous case.