Police blotter: Two arrested for carrying guns
February 28, 2013 11:06PM
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Updated: April 2, 2013 6:20AM
JOLIET — Two men were arrested Wednesday after police reportedly found them carrying stolen handguns.
Chief Mike Trafton said the first arrest occurred around 10 a.m. when officers on a burglary detail saw three men walking around between houses near Hickory and Marble streets.
“It looked like they were casing houses, so officers approached. One of the three ran off, but the other two were detained,” Trafton said. “Despite repeated warnings, Keyon C. Miller kept putting his hands into the front pocket of his hoodie.”
Officers searched Miller and found a loaded 9mm handgun that had been reported stolen in Texas, Trafton said.
Miller, of 2201 N. Fairfield in Lockport, was booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of ammunition.
Miller’s companion, Demetrius M. Pinnick, 21, of 316 Sherman St., was carrying 7.5 grams of marijuana and was released on bond, Trafton said.
At 2:30 p.m. officers in an unmarked car reportedly saw two men smoking a joint in a Chevrolet Blazer parked near 204 S. Joliet St.
“They smelled the strong odor of cannabis as they approached and the driver, Victor R. Mancinas, 20, admitted smoking cannabis,” Trafton said. “While searching the vehicle, a semi-automatic Smith & Wesson was found hidden beneath the center console.”
The gun was reported stolen in Joliet last year.
Mancinas was booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a stolen firearm.