Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 3, 2012

TC teens investigated in gun theft

By Michael Walton
mwalton@record-eagle.com

TRAVERSE CITY - Three teens are being investigated in the theft of a handgun from a vehicle in Garfield Township two weeks ago, authorities said.

The investigation involves two 14-year-old Traverse City males and one 16-year-old male, Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Dave Meachum said.

A detective located the gun at about noon today after the father of one of the boys saw Facebook posts about the firearm.

The three youths attend Traverse City Central High School.

Law enforcement officials believe one of the 14-year-olds stole the gun and planned to give it to the other two teens, Meachum said. A principal at Central sent a note to parents today indicating the firearm was never on school property.