Firearm lo­cated at Adult Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter; ju­ve­nile ar­rested, charged

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Ben­ton of­fi­cers re­sponded around 12:15 p.m. Thurs­day, to the Saline County Adult Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter for a re­port of a sub­ject hav­ing a gun on the prop­erty. A ju­ve­nile male was found to be in pos­ses­sion of a loaded hand­gun, which re­turned as stolen, ac­cord­ing to Krista Petty, spokesper­son for the Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment.

The sus­pect was taken into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent and will be charged with theft by re­ceiv­ing and pos­ses­sion of a hand­gun by a mi­nor on school prop­erty. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing; more in­for­ma­tion may be re­leased if it be­comes avail­able, Petty said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent is en­cour­aged to con­tact the Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anony­mous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the key­word BNPD in the body of the mes­sage, via of­fi­cial Ben­ton Po­lice Depart­ment app avail­able on itunes and Google Play or at www.crimere­

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