York City Police Make Multiple Gun Arrests on Several Incidents

On 09/20/2022 at approx. 1056hrs York City Police Detectives, while on a plain clothes detail, did see a subject at the northwest corner of W Cottage Pl and S Pershing Ave remove a firearm from his waistband during a verbal altercation with other males. The subject placed the firearm back in his waistband and entered a motor vehicle. Detectives were able to positively identify the known subject and verified that he did not have a concealed weapons permit to carry the firearm concealed inside of the vehicle. Detectives followed the vehicle once it left the area until a Patrol Officer was able to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 200 block of Eberts Ln. The known suspect, a passenger in the car, was detained and found to be in possession of a 9mm handgun that was stolen out of West York Boro. The driver of the vehicle was also found to be in possession of a .40cal handgun.  Through investigation it was discovered that the driver's concealed weapons permit had been revoked and thus he was not permitted to carry a concealed weapon inside of the vehicle. Felony firearms charges were filed on both suspects.

On 09/23/2022 at approximately 1641hrs officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 600 block of E Market St. Officers arrived on scene and located a scene with casings and an obviously targeted and damaged vehicle. Information was obtained that subjects involved in the incident were to have fled inside of 675 E Market St. Officers located (2) subjects in the third-floor apartment who were detained for questioning. Subsequent to their investigation, Officers with the Patrol Division and the VIU unit located a loaded black 9mm pistol, which was reported stolen out of East Hanover Township, Dauphin County, and a quantity of crack cocaine and paraphernalia. The known suspect was charged with applicable drug and firearms charges.

On 09/24/2022 at approx. 1706hrs York City Police Patrol Division was dispatched to 412 St Paul St for a report of juveniles shooting paintball guns in the area. Upon arriving in the area, the officers immediately observed (3) juvenile subjects in the area of 413 St Paul St who had emerged from a breezeway. The juveniles were detained as they were covered in paint and there was damage to houses in the area from expelled paintball strikes. A paintball marker was found in the area in which the juveniles were detained, and a witness stated that paintball related items were stashed by the juveniles before police arrival in an adjacent breezeway.

Subsequent to their investigation, Officers located (2) additional paintball markers and a .380 caliber black handgun in the same breezeway.

The three juvenile suspects were charged with Firearms Not to be Carried w/o a License, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor, Disorderly Conduct, and Unlawful Discharge of Paintball Gun / Marker.