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Lodi police arrest 12-year-old boy for allegedly packing sawed-off rifle

The Lodi Police Department says it confiscated this weapon from a 12-year-old boy, who was allegedly carrying it concealed in the front waistband of his pants, on Saturday.
The Lodi Police Department says it confiscated this weapon from a 12-year-old boy, who was allegedly carrying it concealed in the front waistband of his pants, on Saturday. Lodi Police Department

A 12-year-old was arrested after Lodi police said he was concealing a sawed-off rifle in his front waistband.

At around 11:30 p.m. Saturday an officer went up to two boys acting suspiciously near Mills Avenue and Holly Drive. As part of the interaction with the boys, the officer found a .22-caliber rifle with the barrel sawed off and the stock missing.

The 12-year-old boy had the weapon concealed in his front waistband, according to Lodi police. The boy was arrested on suspicion of committing several firearms-related offenses and resisting arrest.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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