A citizen’s tip to officers assigned to the Youth Violence Task Force last night led to the seizure of an AR-15 rifle and three handguns and the recovery of a stolen Chevrolet pickup truck.
Task Force members learned that persons in the stolen truck had parked and entered the apartment of Charles Rucker at 1426 Ireland Street. During the execution of a search warrant, the guns and a small amount of marijuana were recovered inside the apartment.
Rucker, 20, and Tavonte Thompson, 20, of Burns Street, both admitted that they had been inside the stolen truck. They were each charged with vehicle theft and marijuana possession. Both men denied knowledge of the weapons, which had not been reported stolen.