On April 12, 2017, at 12:32 p.m., Galloway Township Police Department received information that a juvenile resident had obtained parts to assemble a firearm.
After further investigation the juvenile was arrested and police seized all the parts and tools required to assemble a fully functional semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. Ammunition for the rifle was not located.
Police also seized hollow point ammunition for a .40 caliber firearm. A firearm capable of firing this ammunition has not been located at this time. In addition cocaine was seized.
At the time of the arrest, the 16 year old male suspect was on juvenile probation for possession of a handgun on school property. He has been transferred to the custody of Atlantic Youth Detention Center on the following charges:
Possession of an Assault Firearm
Tampering with Physical Evidence
Credit Card Theft
Possession of Cocaine