LANCASTER – A 16-year-old Lancaster boy on probation for robbery was arrested Saturday after detectives found a shotgun at his home, authorities said.
The arrest happened around 6:20 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, at a home on 44100 block of Begonia Street, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.
Detectives responded to the home because they were investigating a recent Lancaster burglary and had found evidence linking the boy to the crime, Ruiz said.
“The subject in question was on probation for robbery, and a probation compliance check was conducted,” Ruiz stated. “The 16-year-old subject was at the residence, and a ‘Savage’ 12 gauge pump shotgun was found in his possession.”
The shotgun was not registered to anyone in the home,” Ruiz added.
The boy was arrested on suspicion of prohibited possession of a firearm and transported to Sylmar Juvenile Hall.
The owner of the shotgun has not been identified, and detectives are looking to find the owner. Anyone with information about this recovered shotgun is encouraged to contact Lancaster Station Detective Barclay at 661-948-8466.