Six arrested on gun charges
York City Police have arrested six people on gun charges in the past two weeks, the department said in a press release.
“The York City Police Department has been working diligently for the past few weeks to remove firearms that are illegally owned from the streets of York City,” the press release said.
Most of the arrests were made during traffic stops.
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Kaewan Mishawn Matthews, 26, is charged with transporting an unlicensed firearm during a traffic violation, police said.
Matthews was stopped at around 11:30 p.m. on February 13 in the Boundary Avenue and Queen Street area.
“The vehicle did not give way and after a brief pursuit of the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot and was arrested,” says the release state.
Matthews had a semi-automatic .357 Glock pistol, police said.
Another man is charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, including during a traffic obstruction last week, police said.
Officers “detected suspicious activity from a vehicle” Feb. 19 and attempted to investigate upon release.
Police said Gerald Steven Williams Jr., 32, escaped and resisted arrest and had a stolen 9mm SCCY semi-automatic pistol.
On Monday, police responded to the 700 block on West Poplar Street for a report of a shooting.
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“The officials found that the suspect had got into a nearby store and was hiding there,” the press release said.
James Junior Perez II, 29, was eventually arrested and charged with being in possession of a banned firearm.
Officers have found a 9mm gun that police believe Perez used in the shooting, which damaged several properties in the neighborhood, police said.
Saquan Shamel Darby, 29, was arrested Wednesday on the 600 block of West King Street on charges of carrying an unlicensed firearm.
The police recovered a Ruger 22LR revolver, according to the publication.
Two other men were charged Wednesday of carrying a firearm without a license.
Miguel Perez and Luis Miguel Class-Vazquez, both 22, were arrested after a traffic obstruction in the area of 901 W. Princess St., police said.
The Group Violence Initiative law enforcement team executed a search warrant on a car and confiscated a 1911.45 caliber and a Glock 20, both semi-automatic pistols.