Ocean County 15-Year-Old Arrested After Bringing Loaded Gun, Knife to Park

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STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ – A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged after bringing a loaded handgun and knife into the Ocean Acres Park in Stafford Township on Wednesday.

According to the Stafford Township Police Department, on Wednesday, at approximately 7:14 PM, the department was notified of a male subject wearing all black clothing and white shoes at the Ocean Acres Park, displaying a handgun.

“Upon arrival, officers quickly located a male subject matching that description,” police said on Thursday. “On scene investigation revealed that the male subject, a 15 year old juvenile, was in possession of a loaded, black Beretta 9MM handgun and a folding knife.”

Police said the teen, whose name was not released was arrested, charged with 2nd & 4th-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and transported to the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.