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15-year old with loaded gun arrested in old town Victorville, mother also cited

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A 15-year-old was arrested after he was found with a loaded handgun in old town Victorville and his mother was also cited for Parental Accountability, officials said.

It happened on August 14, 2022, at about 3:54 pm, at the corner of C and Seventh Streets.

Deputy B. Moreland from the Victorville Police Department conducted a check on a pedestrian smoking marijuana in public.

Based on his investigation, Moreland determined the pedestrian was a 15-year-old juvenile from Victorville and not of legal age to possess marijuana. The juvenile was detained without incident. 

According to a sheriff’s news release, “a loaded 9mm Polymer handgun was in the juvenile’s backpack.”The juvenile was arrested and issued a citation for Carrying a Loaded Handgun: Not the Owner (FELONY) and Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Public Space (FELONY). 

The juvenile’s mother was cited for Parental Accountability with a promise for the juvenile to appear in court.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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