One of three Kennewick teens suspected of breaking into cars early Tuesday was found with two loaded 9 mm magazines that belonged to a gun police suspected was stolen, police said.
Kennewick police were called around 1:45 a.m. to the area around Fourth Avenue and Perry Street after someone reported suspicious teens in the area, Sgt. Ken Lattin said.
Officers found two 16-year-olds and a 17-year-old, all boys, when they arrived.
One 16-year-old ran but was found a short time later, Lattin said. The teen still had items that officers suspect were stolen, Lattin said.
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The other 16-year-old had two loaded 9 mm magazines, he said.
Officers searched the area where the teens were first spotted and found a loaded 9 mm gun that matched the magazines, Lattin said.
The gun was believed to be stolen, he said.
The teen was arrested and booked into the juvenile detention center on suspicion of possessing a stolen gun, possessing stolen property and false reporting.
The two other teens were released to their parents while police continued their investigation. Officers spent Tuesday helping investigators find people who had their vehicles broken into in the neighborhood.
Parents of the three teens were cited for failing to supervise, Lattin said.