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Three Fort Dodge teens nabbed after gun threat

Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – A gun threat led to the eventual arrest of three Fort Dodge teens – with one being sent to a juvenile detention center.

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, at approximately 5:44 PM, the Webster County Communications Center received a call from in regards to a male threatening a citizen with a gun near 2nd Avenue North and North 16th Street. The caller indicated that a male had pointed a gun at them and was still in the area.  The caller was able to provide a detailed description to dispatchers.

Officers quickly responded and located two juvenile males, 15-year-old and 17-year-old, matching the description given by the caller. The 17-year-old male was identified as the individual who possessed the gun. The 17-year-old was then taken into custody and the 15-year-old was detained. While detained in a police vehicle, the 15-year-old broke out a window and sustained a minor injury to his hand. Officers also began to speak with witnesses in the area.

Fort Dodge police

As a result of the investigation, 3 juveniles were charged with the following;

• 17-year-old male
Conspiracy to Commit Forcible Felony – C Felony
Going Armed with Intent – D Felony
Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon – Aggravated Mis.
Carry Weapons – Aggravated Mis.

• 15-year-old male
Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree – Aggravated Mis.

• 15-year-old female
Interference with Official Acts – Simple Mis.
Disorderly Conduct – Simple Mis.

The 17-year-old male was also charged with the following in regards to two separate incidents that occurred within the last week:

• Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree – Aggravated Mis.
• Possession of Stolen Property – Aggravated Mis.
• Harassment 1st Degree – Aggravated Mis.
• Simple Assault – Simple Misdemeanor

While the investigation continued on scene, a firearm was located and recovered in a storm sewer located at 2nd Avenue N and 16th Street. Other evidence was also collected at the scene. No one in the incident last night received major injuries and no shots were fired.

Due to the age of the offenders, the 17-year-old male was transferred to the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center in Eldora, Iowa, and the two 15-year-olds were released to their parents.

“This is another great example of how witness statements provided to law enforcement led to a quick resolution in this incident, allowing the victim, and their family, peace of mind,” Fort Dodge police said.

The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, Dayton Police Department, Fort Dodge Fire Department, Unity Point Paramedics, and Fort Dodge Public Works.

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